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Experiencing Uncommon Empathy - Feeling What They Are Going Through

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:47:26 -0500

FEAR is a common driver of the unconscious mind motivated to protect what's dear. People operating in fear may never quite make the connection as to why they do what they do. Maybe it's all they know. Perhaps it's the only reaction they have in their armoury. Possibly fear reactions are a habit - it tends to be for all of us; just our default to fear comes from different sources.

Expectation Mar the Relations!

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:31:30 -0600

When I read this, I realized it is so true, why will we ever get disappointed in life if we don't expect anything in return from anyone. But this seems to be too perfect or realistic quality in any individual.

Being the Bearer of Encouragement

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:21:45 -0500

LIFE'S tough enough without enduring it without the encouragement we deserve; that which is born of the love of treating others as we, ourselves, would wish to be treated. Not many don't need encouragement. Most people, when they are honest, about when they are down and out, will admit to being needy from time to time. There's nothing wrong with admitting to the reality of neediness when it comes to being built up.

Dating Questions That Help Make Your Dates Much Brighter

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:35:14 -0500

Have you ever just before a date thought what on earth are you going to talk about? This is something that you don't need to worry about as we have some excellent questions that will make fantastic conversation on your date. It will make it much more interesting and give you plenty to talk about!

Codependency and Low Self-Worth: Look Within

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:56:01 -0600

If you're struggling with codependency, chances are you struggle with low-self worth. This can cause considerable inner pain, as well as relationship problems. The journey to regain self-worth and get to a spot in which you adore yourself is a wonderful journey to embark on. Come on. Let's go!

Happy Valentines Day To All

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:52:59 -0600

This article deals with how to have a happy Valentine's day on purpose. It looks at various ways to make this so.

How to Live With Your Roommate

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:30:31 -0500

We have all been there. Whether it be in college, a job, or just trying to make ends meet, we needed someone to help with the bills. You put out word to your friends, family, or internet that you are looking for a roommate. Luckily, you find one and they seemed to be a nice person. So you let them move in and after a while problems start to arise. You do not know what to do and need some help. Well, here are some simple steps that can help you solve those pesky problems.

The Phone Call From the Lonely Man

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:16:47 -0500

SOME time ago I received a phone call from a gentleman who need not be named, but one who had succumbed to a very common social issue that many people, and especially men, suffer from. The issue was loneliness, but the deeper cause to this issue of isolation was a manifestation of a season of anxiety and depression.

This Valentine's Day, Be Love

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:29:48 -0600

It's February, and that means Valentine's Day is once again upon us. Many of us have a hard time with Valentine's Day because we think that it's a measure of how much love is or isn't in our life.

His Anger, Her Tears, Their Happiness

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:11:51 -0600

If a woman has seen her man's anger and she doesn't feel scared and can still love him, the relationship has a future. If a man has seen his woman's tears and he can bear them and support her lovingly throughout, his love has passed an important test. Their love has God's blessing.

6 Tips for Finding Your Own Christian (or Christina!) Grey

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:56:53 -0500

50 Shades has done a lot over the past months and years to change current perceptions about sexual freedom for woman. Alternatively, it released a whole bunch of latent, pent up emotion and longing that lay dormant in women, waiting for a catalyst to spark the flame... Well the flame's been sparked in a very big way, for a lot of women around the world.

How Unchecked Addictions Destroy Relationships

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:04:19 -0500

Too much of anything can be detrimental. A lot of people have addiction issues and there are various things which you can be addicted to. There have been endless numbers of cases where relationships have been destroyed simply because of unchecked addiction.

Relationships: Are We Attracted To Our Own Projections?

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:43:37 -0600

When one first meets another person and starts to feel attracted to them, they will have started to form certain associations around what they are like and what they are not like. This whole process is likely to take place out of one's awareness and happen fairly rapidly.

Forgiveness, When You've Tried Everything Else

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 06:58:27 -0500

FATIGUE sets in as the coming of a sunset; though, not peaceful nor welcome. It's frustrating when you've tried everything else and nothing has worked. I wonder if this is God's intention: to allow us no satisfaction in attempting things our own way; all in order to show us that it's only his way that sustainably works, ever.

Affair Warning! How Control Freaks Help Push Partners to Affairs?

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:02:23 -0600

Are you deathly afraid of losing your partner? Need being told over and over again that they love you? Always wondering where they are? Do you sweat when they work late questioning if they are cheating on you? Uncertainty is a part of life, but push and pester your spouse/partner too much and risk your worst nightmare coming true: an Affair!

Planning The Perfect Proposal: Top Tips

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:01:56 -0500

Knowing you have reached the right time in your relationship to get down on one knee and propose is a fantastic feeling. Whether you consider yourself a natural-born romantic or someone completely clueless; when the right time comes, you will no doubt know just how important it will be to plan and execute a magical and memorable proposal. The internet is full of ideas and inspiration but don't just copy the first thing you see, make your proposal unique to your relationship and something she would never expect and will never forget.

Relationships: Why Do Some People Need Others To Tell Them What To Do?

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:11:11 -0500

Although each and every one of us is physically separate and therefore has our own needs and wants, it doesn't mean that one is always aware of what these are. So instead of one looking within for guidance and a sense of purpose, they can end up looking to other people.

How to Propose to Your Man

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:31:54 -0500

If you want to be a little different, don't conform to traditional proposal ideas. Why not rock that boat and propose to your man?

Relationships: How Can Someone Know When A Relationship Is Over?

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:36:13 -0600

One could be in a relationship that is going extremely well and out of nowhere, it could end up being on the rocks; leaving one in a place of uncertainty as to whether it will last or not. It could also be a relationship that is not going to well either.

How to Finish a Relationship

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:19:21 -0600

When you feel a relationship has come to its very end, the best thing you can hope for is a peaceful break up. You hoping that means that you are a kind individual who would like to stay friends with the future ex regardless of that person's shortcomings during your relationship.

People and the Playground of Perceptions

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:58:26 -0600

It is too easy to allow the playground of our perceptions to run away to become our decided thoughts on matters. The pure ability to be able to think imaginatively in order to create impressions on the mind can be a great thing, but it can also lead us to some self-destructive and socially-destructive actions.

Truth and Love on the Balance Beam of Life

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:10:50 -0500

We need God because we need truth and love. If we hate God we hate truth and love. But if we truly love God, we will value higher than anything truth and love. Our lives rest on these two in balance. We need to be not so softened to love without truth and not so hardened to truth without love.

Empathy in Loving Relationships

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:55:30 -0500

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. With the growth of brain science and research we now know that humans have mirror neurons that allow us to have a sense of what others are feeling. In essence, we see another, imagine what they may be feeling, which is then mirrored in our brain. Our body unconsciously mimics the facial expression or body posture of the other person, we then respond on an emotional level and make an offer of assistance of one sort or another.

The Importance Of Developing Good Relationships

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:31:34 -0500

How good are your relationships with your neighbors, colleagues, and partners? Having good relationships is very important. Research has shown that good relationships make life worth living. This is because you tend to enjoy life. This is as a result of having people to share your problems with.

The Father's Blessing

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:38:47 -0500

Relationships are amazing means for blessings. Families and especially fathers, have great authority and gifting, which they should use to bring healing into their families. This is an experience I would like to share with readers to allow them to see what I began to see and realize in my identity as a father.

Bearing One Another's Burdens

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:38:51 -0600

Neediness is not something exclusive to 'weak' people. Everyone gets a turn at being needy. Yes, everyone.

All Relationships

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:41:07 -0500

We treasure the people who are a part of our life. Through time and with caring, a tight bond has been formed. Treasure those and stay in constant contact, don't let something trivial stand in the way of a loving relationship.

Why Avoidance Only Makes Conflict Worse

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:17:53 -0500

The reason avoidance is no answer in conflict - and indeed makes conflict worse - is nothing's ever achieved to broker peace, besides the fact that ongoing avoidance only fuels the fire of seething anger in each mind. When we learn to confront things, speaking the truth in love, we rise on the wings of a great relational windfall. It takes but one to start the ball rolling. And this is how it's done...

Why Forgiveness Is Not Just About You

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:41:55 -0500

FORGIVENESS is a relational thing - it's never just about us. Being relational, and being that it usually involves two protagonists, one of whom has resolved to reconcile matters, forgiveness is about brokering things relationally - making the effort, over and over again if need be, to ensure the other party knows we have forgiven them to the point of loving them. What has happened, for us, is now well and truly under the bridge.

What's Healthy About Resentment? Plenty!

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:03:44 -0500

FRUSTRATION mounts over an insignificant issue, but this insignificant issue is predictive of a deeper problem - one that won't go away. That just makes the frustration all the more pensive, and, we really have to know, what is nested in the frustration is resentment. Helplessness propagates the resistance of resentment. If all we can do for ourselves is resist by resentment we will choose such a thing, even if it's buried deep in our unconscious thinking processes.

Relationships: How Much Grief Before It's Too Much?

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:55:24 -0500

Grief is often a natural part of life, however, sometimes it can be far too difficult for a relationship to handle and the process of grieving may take over and cause a relationship to suffer from it. Often it feels as if life will never be normal again during the grieving process and this can be quite alarming to some couples trying cope with the grief and with daily life.

God's Treasure In Clay Jars For the Comfort of Others

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:55:19 -0500

As we agree to be filled by the Holy Spirit, by our sacrifices of love, His power overflows through us. So as death is at work in us - by our giving up of our selfishness - God's life is at work in them.

Scorned Lover Seeks Renenge

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:50:14 -0500

A young woman shares a confession of how she fell in love, got heart broken and exacted revenge on an innocent party. The victim tried to commit suicide and was fortunately unsuccessful.

Personalised Flash Mob Proposal Ideas

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:35:46 -0500

Wondering how to propose? Consider going with a spectacular display of your love flash mob-style!

Release All Expectations

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:59:53 -0600

The more comfortable you are with you, the easier it is to release expectations of others. A relationship should enhance the person that you already are.

Forget Your "Honey-Do" List - It's Time for a "Do-Better" List

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:15:10 -0600

We are all familiar with the infamous 'honey-do' list. The never-ending litany of minor projects and chores that people (usually wives and girlfriends) create for each other to do each weekend or day off. But beyond the typical chore list, most couples also have another list, an emotional 'honey-do' list of sorts.

The Distance Between Integrity and Gossip

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:05:08 -0600

SECRETS are granted to us in the sweeps and turns of the relational life. We are privileged to be allowed in within the secrets of others, let alone to keep the secrets we have tightly locked away - the secrets that maintain integrity. Trusted is the person we will share with, just as it is that we are blessed to be that trusted person when somebody else shares with us.

To Whom It May Concern

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:49:30 -0500

Under God, it is time that we take responsibility for our individual lives and bring them to Christ for renewal and spiritual empowerment. This is necessary if we are to live in spiritual victory; and liberate others from the captivity of our common enemy Satan.

4 More Tips for Finding Your Own Christian (or Christina!) Grey

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:56:30 -0500

In the wake of 50 Shades, as more men, women and couples have unpacked and discovered the joys of a little spice in the bedroom, many newbies are entering the scene and finding an array of conflicting messages and information out there. Worse still they're finding the wrong BDSM communities and land up in situations where they are hurt, raped, or abused and experience a sexual trauma instead of a sexual fantasy.

Is It The Right Choice To Stay Together

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:42:11 -0500

When meeting someone for the first time, many times we may think this individual is the one for us. As time is spent together and time goes forward we truthfully see our personalities really don't complement one another. At this point you must be truthful with yourself; most times your partner is thinking the same thing. Don't wait a lifetime to admit you did not make the right choice.

Do You Know How To Love?

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:59:46 -0500

We read many things about what love is and what it isn't to help us understand love. But love is not something we can understand from our mind. Until we experience it, we don't actually know what it is or how to experience it in our lives.

How Reverse Psychology and God's Grace Go Together

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:14:21 -0600

Intelligent people deserve the kind of respect that exemplifies God's grace between two people. When we are in the position of mentoring or leading someone or a people - and these people or persons have sufficient moral intelligence as to relate with us as real people, nothing held back - we are obligated to deal with them gracefully.

The Product of Fear Is Unforgiveness

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:41:05 -0500

Fear is responsible for so much unforgiveness. When we allow the lie to propagate within us, that human beings have power - and something in order to rival God's power - and are therefore to be feared, we find a blockage in our ability to advance to them the grace they deserve. We resist them because they are powerful in our eyes. But if we thought they had no special power, and felt God was in control over our circumstances, then forgiveness is within reach.

7 Secrets for a Happier and Stronger Relationship

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:40:43 -0500

Everyone is searching for a happier and stronger relationship; but with the jobs, kids, running the household and other mundane responsibilities - it can be really hard to maintain that spark that keeps the love alive! Learn 7 secrets for rekindling the spark and romance for a stronger relationship.

How To Not Be Jealous Of Your Friend

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:40:41 -0500

Friendship is one of the most beautiful bonds that one can have. If you are blessed with beautiful friends in your life, you should try and be happy that you have them. There are too many good things in our life and friendship is one of those bonds that is meant to give you the strength to hold on to during times of need.

Protecting Love and Trust In the Valley of Hurt and Disappointment

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:17:40 -0500

Ask God to protect your love for the one who's hurt you. Ask God to protect your trust for the one who's disappointed you. In such things is the basis for forgiveness. For, if our forgiveness is dependent on love and trust, as it so often is, then we must pray for such things to be protected.

What Makes a Relationship Work?

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:22:24 -0500

What I know, "What Makes a Relationship Work" is based on over 45 years experience being with the same partner. The information given in this article is what worked for me and merely touches the surface. I also spoke with others that where in relationships for well over 30 years.

5 Sex and Romance Traps Husbands Set That Kill Relationships

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:51:03 -0500

Sex and romance can spice up any relationship, but how long can spice really cure a long-term bond between two people? Many women have received requests from their man to turn up the heat. Ladies can you really afford to comply to those requests?

Being at Harmony With Your Resistance

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:02:34 -0600

RELATIONSHIPS feature a grand truth of serene balance. Wherever there is an abuse of power - in that moment - a discernible resistance is the predictable and understandable response. Nobody enjoys being oppressed.

3 Ways to Stop Fighting About Money In Your Relationship

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:05:55 -0600

Money means a lot of different things to people but for most couples you can count on the fact that it's going to mean arguments. We bring our own biases and beliefs about money not too mention our financial habits and expectations into our relationships. Now add on the stress of the current economy and it's a wonder that most couples aren't at each other's throats everyday.

Relationships: Why Do Some People It Find It Hard To Receive Love?

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:00:30 -0500

Love is something we not only want to receive from others; it is something we need to receive. And while love can mean different things to different people, the love that I am talking about here relates to: affection, kindness, support, validation, touch and compassion.

3 Reasons We Hang On to Bad Relationships

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:41:40 -0600

Bad relationships. Toxic relationships. Mentally, emotionally, or physically abusive relationships. We all have been involved or know someone who has been involved in one or more of these types of relationships at some point in their lives. Some of us are wise enough and strong enough to recognize the signs early on and nip it in the bud before it becomes another bad habit. Then there are the rest of us who continue to hang on to bad relationships for months and sometimes years. That is way too long. And for what? Why do we continue wasting our precious time in these situations? The answer lies in our own behavior, not in the behaviors of the other person. We often forget that we can't control what other people do. We can only change what WE are in control of. Let's look at some of our own behaviors that lead us to hang on to bad relationships.

The Easiest Way to Stop Attracting Narcissists

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:54:40 -0500

Attracting narcissists tends to be a pattern for many of us. Learn the easiest way to make them decide you're not a target for their manipulations.

Do We Need Therapy? Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Call a Couples Counselor

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:35:01 -0600

The decision to go to couples therapy is never an easy one. Aside from the lingering social stigma of asking for help, there is the challenge of cost and convincing your partner that your relationship really does need professional help. But before you start calling therapists or making your case to your loved one it can be helpful to ask yourself a few important questions.

Letting Go of What?

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:41:08 -0500

Loss is a very personal devastation, that perhaps we ourselves are powerless to explain. All we are aware of is a constant feeling of being hurt. Ultimately something has to change to stop the hurt.

Minding Your Marriage

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:08:07 -0600

I came across a great vlog (video blog, for those of you like me who have no clue about these things) today. It was from local matchmaker/relationship coach, Paul Carrick Brunson and he was sharing the number one issue keeping singles from meeting that someone special. Turns out we are all walking around with sourpuss faces and turning off potential suitors left and right.

Finding the Right Solution for Relationship Woes

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:35:19 -0600

Once upon a time couples counseling was reserved for the seriously distressed couple. It was something that couples would slip away to do without telling friends or family. Thankfully times have changed and the role of couples therapy and the many forms that it can take has become a comfortable part of our culture.

The Incredibly Protective Nature of Boundaries

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:48:20 -0500

MOST parents take seriously the incredibly important protective nature of boundaries, but too few engage in actually training their kids. It is too late when a child is abused - generally in secret - and commonly by people they know. Training in boundaries, awareness of unsafe situations, and knowledge of the inherent evil in this world - these are all things our kids should be skilled in. They are things we should all be skilled in.

She Is a Woman, a Wife, a Butterfly

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:21:20 -0500

A woman is like a butterfly, full of grace and gentle in every way. But she is no pushover and her strength is to be admired. A man needn't hold her too tight in his hand, for she will need to go and come back of her own volition. Like the butterfly, a woman is to be respected and appreciated for who she is.

Bad Decisions and Their Consequences

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:23:51 -0600

What happens when we know the right thing to do and don't do it? Or we know the right decision to make, and we do something else? What happens when we decide to swim upstream against wise advice?

Tell Her You Love Her Often

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:05:28 -0600

This article deals with understanding how important a woman is to the success of a man. It focuses on her contribution and the need to recognize it often.

Handling the Injustice of Rejection

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:12:17 -0500

REJECTION is a phenomenon steeped in power of the negative kind. Perhaps there is no greater negative power in a relational world, where acceptance and rejection prove to be opposite ends of the continuum called 'approval'.

Healthy Relationships for Better Physical and Mental Health

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:28:24 -0600

In a world where people are continuously running behind money and power, the concept of relationship has definitely taken a back seat. Many people fail to realize that once they finish the game of running behind money and other materialistic possession, they won't have anything to look forward to when they get older. Before focusing on building a better business contacts, it is important to concentrate on having the best relationship with your family and friends.

Does Your Partner Judge You In Front Of Others?

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:35:38 -0500

Louise asked me: "Do you have any suggestions on what to say when my husband says unloving words to me in front of others, including our children? I don't want my kids to keep witnessing disrespectful behavior toward their mother. When I challenge his treatment of me, his anger escalates and the chastisement worsens..."

How to Do Date Nights to Spice Up a Struggling Relationship

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:27:39 -0600

If you are experiencing some difficult times in your relationship, trying a date night could be just the thing to put some life back into it. Even if you are thinking of bringing an end to your relationship you may find that doing a date night could bring the two of you closer together again.

Processing Speed

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:09:00 -0600

When my children were pre-teens, there was talk about the idea that someday we might all have personal computers and that computers would enter the workplace to save us time and money. This information seems to date me but It really wasn't that long ago that this happened.

Forgiveness, Transcending Your Hurt Humanity

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 06:58:02 -0500

When we realise our independence of humanity takes us down dark roads, erring roads, we can sense another burgeoning opportunity: to go with full abandon toward the Lord our God; our Creator, who knows our broken beings better than anyone. We need God if life is to work.

Female Depression And Codependency

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:32:17 -0500

Codependency is a psychological issue that is prevalent among women. While being caring is good, showing it at an extreme level is bordering obsessiveness. Therapy has been known to help codependent women.

Is Seeking God Reserved For Sunday's Only

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:21:32 -0500

This article deals with the frequency we seek after God. It looks at if we are seeking Him diligently enough.

Is Today a Good Day to Be Married?

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:04:31 -0600

After recounting a particularly uneventful day, a husband recently said to me that, "today was a good day to be married." There was nothing "amazing" about the time he and his wife had spent together. There was no romantic interlude or grand gesture from either of them.

Even the Best Proposal Ideas Can Fall Flat - Beware of These Red Flags

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:22:47 -0500

No matter how much time he has put into thinking about how to propose there are unfortunately times when a rejection is completely warranted. Even the most elaborate and impressive proposal ideas can fall flat due to a number of factors. If the red flags are waving during this life-changing event it might be best to go with your gut instinct and either politely decline the offer or even run away screaming!

Grief Associated With Aging Has Many Facets

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:47:41 -0600

Older adults have to make many adjustments, including the loss of loved ones, agility, and in some cases, memory. Whether they realize it or not, older adults are grieving. Family members can help in simple, specific ways.

Top 3 Seriously Outrageous Proposal Ideas

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:43:19 -0500

Figuring out how to propose can be complicated. It must be unique, memorable and special; so why not go big?

Relationships: Why Do Some Breakups Hurt Men More Than Women?

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:49:22 -0600

In recent studies, men have been shown to suffer more than women when a relationship comes to an end. And while some people would not have been surprised to hear this, for others, it was unexpected and even dismissed.

Relationship Map - Your Route to Intimacy, Belonging and Love

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:46:22 -0600

In your journey of love, you may find yourself going on the same road that leads to a broken heart, anger, confusion and sometimes unbearable heartache. This article will explore paths of relationships I have seen over the years as a Mental Health Consultant. The hope is that you can began to identify what has been your journey and redraw a new map to love.

Making It Clear What You Hold Dear

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:12:59 -0500

We can very well understand why people enter into the resistance of passive aggressiveness. It may be the only way they know how to respond. Or, it might be the choice of response, given both their conflict management style and the history they share with the other party - who could be us!

Relationships: Where Does Someone's Idea Of The Perfect Partner Come From?

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:49:45 -0500

When it comes to attracting someone for a relationship or something that involves less commitment, there is the chance that someone can have a certain type that they go for. And then for others, this is not always the case; with them having no set idea of what another needs to be like.

Relationships: How Can Someone Know If Their Relationships Are Dysfunctional?

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:46:41 -0500

There are people on this planet who are experiencing relationships that are functional and healthy. This might be how it has always been, or it could be the result of them making certain changes throughout their life.

Learning to Communicate and Accepting Love From Your Partner

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:49:19 -0600

Are you are in a relationship that you feel is heading for a break up? What do you intend to do about it? If your aim is to remain with your boyfriend or husband then you need to work on preventing the break up from happening before things get beyond your control.

The Battle of the Bathmats

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:56:20 -0600

I only discovered John Gray's Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus after a love affair was over and beyond rescue. I read the book at one sitting in appalled recognition at my behaviour. Gray explains how men sometimes need to retreat into their caves to restore their sense of masculinity, and you must never follow your man into his cave.

Relationships: Why Do Some People Look For Love In All The Wrong Places?

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:55:40 -0600

When it comes to finding or attracting someone to be in a relationship with, the need is going to be there to meet someone who will treat one as they want to be treated. And through another behaving in certain ways, one will end up feeling loved.

Are You A Magnet For Narcissists?

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:20:28 -0500

Ever feel like you're a magnet for the self-absorbed? Find out why this happens, and what you can do to change it.

Words Can Hurt

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:26:13 -0500

What should you do when you say something during an argument you regret? What do you say if your partner says something that hurts you to the core? Every relationship has it's issues and often arguments ensue. How do we stop them from cutting so deep it's impossible to recover?

What Is Love and Loving Really All About?

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:08:06 -0600

Love is. Love will always be growing, and will always be nurturing, as long as "it is". Wherever there is love, there is the potential of the growth of love.

Contents Under Pressure: The Perils of Pursuing Relationship Perfection

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:06:30 -0600

It's been a tough year for celebrity relationships. As I read the gossip columns and listen to the armchair psychologists pick apart these failed relationships, one theme almost always emerges- the pressure these couples are under and its impact on their relationships.

Four Places to Woo Your Sweetheart - From Jewelry Stores to Beaches

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:11:59 -0500

If you want to light that spark in your relationship once again, look to this list of places to woo your sweetheart for suggestions. From jewelry stores to the beach, we've got your expert guide to romance.

Benefits of Forgiveness - How to Forget About the Past

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:51:11 -0500

Life doesn't always shape the way we want to. There are going to be things that won't work out and there will be speed breakers in the way. It is foolish to live your life by being chained to your memories in the past. If someone hoodwinked you or burnt your heart, you need to know how to forgive and forget as it is the only way by which you can look ahead to a beautiful tomorrow.

The New You, Being Reinvented

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:37:58 -0600

By reinventing yourself, you grow and discover new things about yourself and others. Life is such a mixed bag of ups and downs, we experience, we learn, and we grow. Our main goal is to live life to the fullest and be happy along the way.

What Does Repentance Mean and How Important Is It?

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:31:58 -0600

Oh, how we get God confused with very human fathers! Those of us who are fathers know what this is all about - we were known for our anger and lack of patience, or for our apathy, or for some other lack. We are all too human. But praise God that the Father is every bit the perfect Daddy we need.

A Letter to All the Great Dads Out There

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:34:37 -0500

A letter to all of the great dads out there. My chance to show you that someone respects your achievements.

Why Attachment Matters in Adult Relationships

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:20:47 -0500

In Attachment Theory the bond between parent and child is determined by the parents' ability to be responsive to their child both physically and emotionally. Depending on the skill of the parent to create safety, as well as how the child responds to it, the bond is defined as either secure or insecure. A child needs to trust in its parent in order to feel that the relationship is a safe haven and by extension that the world is a safe and secure place. Children need to innately believe that their parent will be there for them when they are in need. I don't know many people who would argue that that is not the ideal way that all children should be raised. This need for attachment is evolutionarily hard-wired in all humans. We don't tend to think about attachment in adult relationships, yet it is equally important.

Better Personal Security Through The Power Of Forgiveness

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:44:16 -0500

The goal of this discussion is personal security. It is reasonable to suppose that as more people attain personal security, the world as a whole would become more peaceful and secure. Forgiveness is a potent spiritual key to personal security that is easy to overlook.

How To Be In A Relationship And Learn To Fight Less

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:47:04 -0600

This article deals with how we can be in a relationship and learn to fight less. It looks at root causes and ways we can change how we relate to one another.

Relationships: Can Environmental Factors Stop Someone From Moving On From A Breakup?

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:30:00 -0500

When a relationships ends, there is the chance that it will lead to one experiencing a lot of emotional pain. There is also the chance that one will be quiet happy with what has happened and although there may be a mild sense of loss for example, they will soon settle down and be on their way.

Two Sides of Bipartisan Forgiveness

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:05:06 -0500

Bipartisan forgiveness is the equal transaction for grace and mercy given by and enjoyed by both. All we can do is do our part, leaving them to consider their part. Acceptance is the masterstroke of maturity. All we can do is attend to our mounting resentments and agree with God that no resentment matters that much.

Bearing One Another's Brokenness

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:56:42 -0600

When I see brokenness in others it reminds me of my own brokenness. We are all so wonderfully fallible. That is the inducement into the very heart of God, a day by day journey.

You Know Life's Burden - Don't Add to Theirs

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:22:30 -0500

Given the knowledge we have about our own burdens, why on earth do we allow ourselves to add to others' burdens? We may see it as 'you get what you give', but that isn't a sound basis for living a good life.

Embracing the Wondrous Challenge of Forgiveness

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:43:07 -0500

FORGIVENESS is the glory of God because it reveals the will of the LORD to universal divine delight. All those on the side of God are on the side of forgiveness. Only those haters and enviers are happy with unresolved conflict. Theirs is a power struggle. Everything is a conquest of the ego. But not with the one who forgives. They see via the lens of God. And not only that: they seek to bring the will of heaven to earth. They do it because it is the right thing to do. They shelve their selfish agenda.

Turning Your Home Into a Romantic Retreat

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:05:21 -0600

If the weather predictions are right, many of us in the DC area may find that our romantic plans for dinner and dancing or a mini-getaway this weekend are not going to happen. And after days stuck at home, many of you may not be feeling very lovey-dovey anyway. So what's a couple to do?

Don't Make These 3 Mistakes Getting Your Ex Girlfriend Back

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:00:30 -0500

As a guy having just experienced a relationship break up, you might be wondering how to get your ex to come back to you. Unfortunately it is a fact that most guys have absolutely no idea how to do this.