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Kiss to Connect

Many couples find the excitement of sex somewhat diminished within a few years of marriage. Their physical intimacy seems somehow perfunctory, unimaginative, even boring. Soon they are moving through life with

Kiss to Connect2021-06-11T11:50:17+10:00

Christmas Crazies!

If there is one thing that takes the edge off our Christmas joy, it’s the pressure of the consumer culture to give better, more unique, and thoughtful presents for an increasing

Christmas Crazies!2020-12-18T11:32:34+11:00

No Jerks Allowed!

Quiz people about the qualities that make a lousy spouse and things emerge like being a liar, secretive, disrespectful, selfish, temper prone, unforgiving. Yet, if we are honest with ourselves, almost

No Jerks Allowed!2021-05-19T09:39:44+10:00

Change Reaction

It’s easy to see how couples get stuck when ‘being right’ has become a habit. Clinging to our ‘right to be right’ is like gangrene in a relationship....

Change Reaction2021-01-05T13:55:53+11:00

Commitment

In his book, 'The Power of Commitment', Scott Stanley (USA) provides some very useful insights into the nature of commitment. He identifies two types of relationship commitment: constraints and dedication. Constraint

Commitment2020-10-02T12:57:27+10:00

SmartLoving Keys

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 than just this; it is a

SmartLoving Keys2021-02-19T12:06:37+11:00

Romantic Love: Feeling or Choice?

From Hollywood to Cleo, the cultural representations of Romantic Love are clear: it’s a spontaneous feeling of attraction and affection for another. And like all feelings, we don’t choose it: it’s

Romantic Love: Feeling or Choice?2020-08-13T14:16:14+10:00

The Nature of Love

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?

The Nature of Love2020-07-30T16:28:25+10:00

It Doesn’t Matter Anyway…Or Does It?

Divorce creates a problem for us, a cognitive dissonance: Love is not permanent, vast, unrelenting, faithful. Redefining the ideals we have for marriage however, leads to more divorce and pain, not less.

It Doesn’t Matter Anyway…Or Does It?2020-07-17T14:51:28+10:00

Are you ready for marriage?

So, you’ve been dating for a while. How do you know if you’re ready for marriage? Before you have the ‘forever conversation’, consider these signs to discern if you are ready

Are you ready for marriage?2020-04-27T16:29:26+10:00
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