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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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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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