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Many people think that if a marriage is basically healthy all issues get resolved. Yet according to psychologist and author John Gottman’s research, 69 percent of problems in marriage do not get solved.1]
His good news is that in good marriages many problems can be managed. Gottman states that couples can live with unresolvable conflicts about perpetual issues in their relationship if the issues are not deal…Continue
Did you know that most Americans pray daily? According to a Pew Research Center survey, 55% of Americans say they pray every day. Another 21% say they pray weekly or monthly. Even many who are not religiously affiliated say they pray daily.
Many people who grew up with no experience around prayer can learn from mentors and role models who seemed to excel at it. Their deep faith can be contagious so others can become more comfortable with…Continue
Have you heard that marriage gets boring after a while? This is only true when things get too familiar and predictable. Granted, we like routines and it’s nice to know that we can count on our spouse being there when we go to bed and wake up. But this doesn’t mean that after you realize he’s (or she’s) the one that the fun has to end.
It means to notice when it’s time to add excitement to your marriage. When an activity you used to enjoy on your own or as a couple no longer…Continue
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken, quipped Oscar Wilde.
You’ve probably heard it’s best to be yourself. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
Yet many of us, wanting to please someone with whom we are in a close relationship—or with whom we may hope to be--forget to follow this advice and end up in relationships that are less than fulfilling.
In Dating and Marriage, Know Yourself
Ideally, you’ll make sure that you know who you really are before marrying. You’ll be…Continue