The Names we use Matter

Our second granddaughter finally has a name. Born over a month ago, her parents took their sweet, merry time before committing it to official record. In the interim, this bonny lass

The Names we use Matter2020-11-27T16:20:20+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!2020-11-06T17:38:53+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

Couples on probation!

Why cohabitation doesn’t workDon’t get us started…there are SO many reasons why cohabitation is a bad idea, we could go on for pages! In this post– we want to focus on one:

Couples on probation!2016-03-17T15:15:26+11:00

Five Myths About Marriage

Is marriage outdated? Here are five myths about marriage that may surprise you. Marriage gets a pretty bad rap these days. Celebrity bust-ups, high profile infidelity and a cohabitation takeover seem destined

Five Myths About Marriage2020-01-09T01:36:28+11:00

What is Commitment?

A few years ago, we were giving a talk on chastity to a group of young people and some of them challenged us, saying that “sex before marriage was ok if you

What is Commitment?2015-02-25T12:25:12+11:00

What if Your Soul Mate Doesn’t Exist?

An article by Danielle Ayers Jones who puts the spot light on the obsession of looking for "the one" (Also see The Soul Mate Quest) Six months into my relationship with Josh,

What if Your Soul Mate Doesn’t Exist?2015-01-15T14:53:19+11:00

What Me Worry

When Worry is a Way of Life "I'm so worried one of my kids will get sick and die." "I have to hold my grandson's hand every second or some pedophile will come

What Me Worry2015-01-15T14:53:20+11:00

A Marriage in Trouble

Stepping Out of the Blender: The Keys of Successful Blended Families Chuck and Melinda were both married and divorced before meeting each other.  Married to each other for 5 years, they

A Marriage in Trouble2021-01-05T13:57:15+11:00
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