Did you know that routines in a relationship can be valuable?
As a society, we have developed a strikingly negative perspective of falling into a routine in our relationships. We view spontaneity as the ideal norm. With that being said, spontaneity is in a relationship, but routines... Continue Reading
One of the most significant I help couples learn to implement into their conflict process is the time-out. Though Im sure this term makes you think of a toddler sitting in the corner of a kitchen on their mini-stool with a parent standing over them shaking their finger, a time-out in the... Continue Reading
When we think of retirement, we usually think about it in terms of.
When money changes because of retirement, other changes in the happen without much consideration.
I recently sat down with several couples to learn about how retirement impacted their marriages. All had been married for over... Continue Reading
Expectations are high when planning a wedding. There is this need to find the perfect dress, delicious food, a picturesque location, and a photographer who can capture those special moments. Luckily, premarital counseling is becoming part of the wedding planning experience, but that begs the... Continue Reading
Couples at all stages may sometimes struggle with ideas. Whether you are a long-term, committed couple looking to change up your date routine, or a fresh couple looking for some new ideas, we have provided a list of fun, cheap dates that are bound to spark the butterflies.
According to... Continue Reading
A few years ago, I went to a yoga class. I didnt really want to, but a friend convinced me. I wasnt really sure what I was getting into.
A few years ago, I went on a date with a guy. I didnt really want to, but a friend convinced me. I wasnt really sure what I was getting... Continue Reading
Today, I woke up and thought, . I got ready for the day, made breakfast, and ran out the door thinking, . Once I got to the office, I glanced at my schedule for the day and thought; .
My common thought throughout this morning was not enough.
Its really unfortunate that my first... Continue Reading
In our last we talked about the expectation filter and how unrealistic and/or uncommunicated expectations have a tendency to change our perception of, and possibly even be detrimental to, our relationship.
However, wouldnt it be somewhat of an unrealistic expectation in itself... Continue Reading
Youve been looking forward to it for , building it up to epic proportions in your mind. All of your friends are going to be there, youll get to wear that new outfit, and its at that new, trendy place in town so the food, drinks, and ambience will be fantastic!
Youve been... Continue Reading
Once your church or community has a trained and
certified PREPARE/ENRICH professional, you might
consider establishing a Marriage Mentor Program
to help premarital couples get more preparation or married couples get the assistance
they need for healthier relationships.