Five Ways to Build Trust

By Francine & Byron Pirola | April 7, 2022

Today we had a meeting. Sigh… The dreaded meeting! Being a couple and working together is complex. We’re both strong-willed and passionate about what we…

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The Family Models Synodality

By Francine & Byron Pirola | March 31, 2022

Only two of our five children, now adults, still reside with us. As resident adults, we respect their right to make decisions about their personal…

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Gratitude: The Heart-beat of Love

By Guest Author | March 24, 2022

New research validates age-old wisdom: the simple habit of gratitude can transform a jaded marriage into a joyous encounter. By Marilyn Rodrigues A University of…

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Hear Me, Touch Me, Know Me

By Francine & Byron Pirola | March 17, 2022

In relationships, the word ‘intimacy’ is often used as a euphemism for sex, but this is a very narrow and impoverished view. Some people have…

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Making the connection: It’s easy with these three tips

By Francine & Byron Pirola | March 10, 2022

In times of challenge and stress, it’s especially important to make the connection with each other. Here we offer three tips to make it easier.…

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Lent as ultimate change maker

Best Lent Ever…For Your Spouse!

By Francine & Byron Pirola | March 3, 2022

While lots of people make resolutions for the New Year, most of these optimistic beginnings fizzle out before the end of January. Thankfully, Lent gives…

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Donate to Refilm Engaged Course Ch 7: Love Gives Life (Total Gift of Self)

By Admin | March 2, 2022

We’re raising funds to refilm Chapter 7 of the SmartLoving Engaged course which teaches couples Fertility Awareness Methods. PROJECT UPDATE – we are now editing…

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Discover your Unique Love Profile

By Francine & Byron Pirola | February 25, 2022

Do you know your love needs and love busters? Do the quiz below to determine your top five love needs and worst three love busters.…

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SmartLoving Keys

By Francine & Byron Pirola | February 17, 2022

On a mission to love… Every couple wants to avoid divorce and get along without too many fights. A successful marriage however, is much more…

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Smiling Saints

By Francine & Byron Pirola | February 10, 2022

St Valentine is the one saint with a feast day (Feb 14) that is known by millions of people, including non-Christians. But how many know…

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Loving Smart

By Francine & Byron Pirola | February 3, 2022

Everyone experiences love differently. Biology, upbringing, personality and experiences all influence the way an individual likes and needs to be loved. Being different in this…

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Sexual Differences – Respect & Cherishment

By Francine & Byron Pirola | January 27, 2022

When we understand our sexual differences, we are empowered to use them constructively to build great relationships.  We’ve always maintained that our differences are something…

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The Nature of Love

By Francine & Byron Pirola | January 20, 2022

We all ‘know’ what love is: it’s that feeling of affection and attachment we experience for another person. But is love just a feeling? Or is there more to it?

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Five Strategies to Improve your Marriage

By Francine & Byron Pirola | January 13, 2022

Is it possible to improve a troubled marriage without the cooperation of our spouse? Read on for our top five strategies to improve your marriage.…

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The Way you Hold Me

By Francine & Byron Pirola | January 12, 2022

Holy Is the way we hold each other holy? Newlywed Justin Bieber seems to think so in this music video (Holy) expressing some unexpected themes.…

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