1. Engaged or Serious Relationship Couples

    Boundaries, engaged or serious relationship couples~ Questions for you to ask... Can each of us set boundaries with each other? (being clear about what we will/will not say or do) Do each of us respect/support the boundaries of the other, even when they differ from ours? Are eit…Read More

  2. Premarital pointers

    Premarital Pointers; Couples & their family relationships are very important Do each of our families welcome the other? Does each family support the relationship? If we choose to invest more deeply in this relationship, would it cause conflict or distance with either family?…Read More

  3. PREMARITAL COUNSELING

    Pre-marriage counseling doesn’t need to be a long process, especially if you feel you’re starting out with a very solid foundation and only need some clarifications and goal-setting. Some couples have done this relational work before marriage, others flourish with the guidan…Read More

  4. RELATIONSHIP TIPS

    Anger is one of the most often misunderstood, yet significant concepts in life. Best understood as a response providing energy to protect; to respond to a real or perceived wrong doing or injustice in life, anger motivates a person to action. Self-awareness— Identifying the cau…Read More

  5. RELATIONSHIP TIPS

    Is It Possible to NOT FIGHT? In our culture, people often say “All couples fight, everybody fights.” Do you think it is true? Is it possible that we are socialized to think that way? What is your definition of the word “fight?” The Free Dictionary online says the definit…Read More

  6. IMPROVE COMMUNICATION

    Constructive feedback. Our personal filters, assumptions & judgments of what is being said distort the message. Our role is to understand what is being said. This may require reflecting the other's statements, asking questions. Reflect what has been said by paraphrasing. “W…Read More

  7. IMPROVE COMMUNICATION

    Pay attention;  Give the speaker your undivided attention and acknowledge the message. Recognize that what is not said also speaks loudly. * Look at the speaker directly. * Do not think about yourself. * Put aside distracting thoughts. Don’t mentally prepare a rebuttal! * Avoi…Read More

  8. Pre-Marital Counseling & Happy Marriages

    Like all things, marriage takes effort to be successful. People tend to spend more time preparing for their wedding than they do for marriage. Many people who face marriage problems have not taken the time to communicate in depth with their partner before saying, " I do." Couples…Read More

  9. Premarital Counseling

    Premarital counseling; Like all things, marriage takes effort to be successful. People tend to spend more time preparing for their wedding than they do for marriage. Many people who face marriage problems have not taken the time to communicate in depth with their partner before …Read More

  10. RELATIONSHIP TIPS: Intimacy

    Relationship Intimacy We are created for relationship. All of us balance two conflicting drives-the desire for attachment, and the desire to avoid pain. We need to attach, bond and connect to be whole and content. But in relationships, problems occur- some of which are painful. W…Read More