Seven Deadly Habits

Research by Dr John Gottman and others has helped us to understand the specific behaviours which are particularly damaging for marriages. He is able to predict with 91% accuracy whether a

Seven Deadly Habits2018-03-20T16:29:45+11:00

The Brighter Side to Arguments

Are arguments a problem in a marriage? Many people think that the presence of arguments signal that something is fundamentally faulty with the relationship.Ron and Kathy Feher explore how arguments do not signify

The Brighter Side to Arguments2017-11-29T12:32:35+11:00

Escaping the Blame Game

When things go wrong, we love having someone to blame.  It’s a seductive game that makes us think that blaming others will give us control, but in reality, as long as we

Escaping the Blame Game2015-06-20T09:52:01+10:00

Time Out for Couples

Does Your Marriage Need a Time-Out? Danielle Bean talks about the value of time apart...for the purpose of being of better together. | Catholic Match | Read more here I will

Time Out for Couples2020-01-21T15:15:17+11:00

Going From Good To Better

Most marriage counselling and education focuses on conflict and incompatibility. It seeks to help couples find constructive ways of dealing with challenges in the relationship. It’s a ‘damage control’ approach that seeks

Going From Good To Better2015-01-13T22:50:40+11:00

The Art of Apology

Do you feel mystified or helpless when your spouse is upset with you? Do your apologies get rejected?     Reconciliation doesn't happen spontaneously. You have to be intentional and specific. Read

The Art of Apology2015-01-15T14:58:41+11:00

Stop-Reflect-Connect

Whenever you are making an important decision or disagree about how to go about something, Stop, Reflect and Connect! This tool will help you to avoid an argument by refocusing you on

Stop-Reflect-Connect2015-01-15T15:00:42+11:00

More than “I’m Sorry”

Saying sorry and asking for forgiveness are two very different factors in resolving arguments. Saying Sorry is Simple We were in the midst of yet another disagreement. We were both hurt, and

More than “I’m Sorry”2015-01-15T15:02:21+11:00

Autopsy of an Argument

How do you recover from the carnage of an argument? Here's a game plan to help you heal the rift and learn from the experience! 1. Stop:  Allow yourselves time to cool off.

Autopsy of an Argument2015-01-15T15:05:21+11:00

The Ikea Carpark Battle

We know the scenario: a frazzled couple, stroppy kids and a car that just isn’t big enough to fit all the stuff they’ve just bought in store. Over-tired and over-sugared children seem

The Ikea Carpark Battle2015-01-15T15:05:24+11:00