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From the Editors

It’s been a busy month – we’ve published over 20 posts and doubled our Facebook friends (not that hard when starting from a small base!). So join the conversation – make a comment on a post, friend us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Google+ and share it with your network.

Enjoy!

Francine & Byron Pirola
Directors | Marriage Resource Centre


 

From the blog

Discover your Unique Love Profile | Do the quiz to discover your love needs and love busters

Discerning Marriage | So you’ve been dating for a while. How do you know if you’re ready for marriage?

Communication | Good communication builds oneness.

Have you got a smart relationship? | There’s more to successful relationships than just following your instincts. Do the quiz to find out how you rate.

Intentional Relationship | Whether you are married, engaged or dating, it is never too late to be more intentional in your relationship.

Marital Resilience | Let’s face it – marriage is a tough gig these days. What can couples do to immunize their marriages against the tragedy of divorce?

Gender Complementarity | Are we even from the same planet?

Couple Prayer | Based in the Sacrament of Matrimony, couple prayer recognises that our intimacy and trust as a couple is directly related to our marital holiness.

Couple Decision Making | Behind every behaviour or decision that you make, is a value; something that you hold in high esteem and is advanced in some way by the action.

When Sex is Just an Activity | 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 as an activity.

Gender Bias in Intimacy | While almost everyone acknowledges that men and women are different, managing these differences is not so easy, especially in the area of intimacy.

Power of Prayer | Prayer does not change God, it does not always change the situation, but it does change the heart of the person praying.

Commitment | Recent work by Scott Stanley (USA) identifies two types of relationship commitment: constraints and dedication.

Reconciliation | Love means saying more than “I’m Sorry”

Getting Help for your Troubled Marriage |If your marriage is in strife and you need some help, it’s important to make sure you get the right help.

No Jerks Allowed | If you want to avoid falling for a jerk (or jerkette), look for a person who demonstrates a willingness to change and grow.

The Pill and Partner Choice | It has long been known that hormonal contraceptives diminish a woman’s natural sexual drive. Now there is evidence that the Pill also affects a woman’s partner choice.

 


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Sexuality as Gift | Learning to appreciate our sexuality and build the sexual atmosphere between us.

The Ambitious Couple | What is the role of ambition in marriage?

Hear Me Know Me | It is often said that we cannot love what we do not know.


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October 2012

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About the Author:

Francine & Byron Pirola
Francine & Byron Pirola are the founders and principal authors of the SmartLoving series. They are passionate about living Catholic marriage to the full and helping couples reach their marital potential. They have been married since 1988 and have five children. Their articles may be reproduced for non commercial purposes with appropriate acknowledgement and back links.

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