Midlife Madness and other Stressors

Mid-Life Madness and other Stressors

By Francine & Byron Pirola | October 6, 2012

As mid-lifers in the midst of working through some of our ‘issues’, we are acutely aware of how easy it would be to let our…

R E A D   M O R E →
The Language of Love

The Language of Love

By Francine & Byron Pirola | October 4, 2012

A sacrament makes visible in a human way something that is invisible or spiritual. In other words, a sacrament images and reveals the mystery of…

R E A D   M O R E →
The Pill and Partner Choice

The Pill and Partner Choice

By Francine & Byron Pirola | September 27, 2012

It has long been known that hormonal contraceptives diminish a woman’s natural sexual drive (also called ‘libido’). Now there is real life evidence that the Pill…

R E A D   M O R E →
Getting help for your troubled marriage

Getting Help

By Francine & Byron Pirola | September 23, 2012

If your marriage is in strife and you need some help, it’s important to make sure you get the right help. Unfortunately, many counsellors and…

R E A D   M O R E →
Love needs more than "I'm sorry".

Reconciliation

By Francine & Byron Pirola | September 23, 2012

Love means more than saying “I’m sorry”. There’s a difference between the ‘I’ centred statement “I’m sorry”, and the other centred statement, “Will you please…

R E A D   M O R E →
SmartLoving @Home - Sexuality as Gift

New Product: Sexuality as Gift

By Francine & Byron Pirola | September 17, 2012

In a world where sexuality is crassly exploited it can be difficult to connect with its giftedness. Yet gift it is: given by God to…

R E A D   M O R E →
Power of Prayer to transform

Power of Prayer

By Francine & Byron Pirola | September 16, 2012

Prayer does not change God, it does not always change the situation, but it does change the heart of the person praying. Many people do…

R E A D   M O R E →
Making sense of intimacy differences

Gender Bias in Intimacy

By Francine & Byron Pirola | September 15, 2012

While almost everyone acknowledges that men and women are different, managing these differences is not so easy, especially in the area of intimacy. A woman’s…

R E A D   M O R E →
The sex-starved marriage

When Sex is Just an Activity

By Francine & Byron Pirola | September 14, 2012

Almost everything around us – movies, magazines, books, even our friends and relatives-approach sex as something you ‘do’. In other words, sex is seen primarily…

R E A D   M O R E →
Couple Prayer

Couple Prayer

By Francine & Byron Pirola | September 12, 2012

Based in the Sacrament of Matrimony, couple prayer is different to community prayer; it recognises that our intimacy and trust as a couple is directly…

R E A D   M O R E →
Are we from the same planet?

Gender Complementarity

By Francine & Byron Pirola | September 11, 2012

Are we from the same planet? The popularity of John Gray’s “Men are from Mars & Women are from Venus” (and titles by other authors),…

R E A D   M O R E →
Take the Quiz - have you got a smart relationship?

Have you got a Smart Relationship?

By Francine & Byron Pirola | September 8, 2012

There’s more to successful relationships than just following your instincts. Do the quiz to find out how you rate     A. Love is… 1:…

R E A D   M O R E →
||||Manage your fertility - naturally|Put the sizzle in your marriage|Take your marriage to new levels of joy|Tips and Articles to help your marriage thrive

Communication

By Francine & Byron Pirola | September 5, 2012

When we promise to take one another, we promise to take all of that person – body, psyche and spirit. We take one another with…

R E A D   M O R E →
SLHome Hear me Know me

New Product: Hear Me Know Me

By Francine & Byron Pirola | August 31, 2012

It is often said that we cannot love what we do not know. Listening, truly listening and entering into the experience of our spouse is vitally important…

R E A D   M O R E →
The Ambitious Couple|Ambitious Couple Contents page

New Product: The Ambitious Couple

By Francine & Byron Pirola | August 31, 2012

Ambition means ‘to seek after earnestly, to aspire to’. It is usually a characteristic associated with individuals. The question for couples is: What is the role of ambition…

R E A D   M O R E →