Habit Makers, Habit Breakers

Lately, we’ve slipped into a not-so-good habit. After dinner, and after all the normal stuff is done, we collapse onto the couch in front of the TV. We settle into our

Habit Makers, Habit Breakers2020-11-02T15:07:32+11:00

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

Gratitude: Plant Now, Reap Later

As we look forward to the new year, lots of us are making resolutions, setting goals, planning for the coming months. Most of our colleagues in the marriage education field are

Gratitude: Plant Now, Reap Later2018-12-31T09:38:44+11:00

A Little Restraint Goes a Long Way

To break bad habits of reactivity, try this mindfulness tool. While often associated with Buddhist meditation, Mindfulness has in fact been a feature of many religions under different names, including Christianity.

A Little Restraint Goes a Long Way2018-03-16T15:52:02+11:00

The Power of Ritual

Routines are enormously useful in keeping our lives purposeful and organized. For those of us with children, routines are more than useful – they can be a life saver; without routines, family

The Power of Ritual2016-06-22T17:13:21+10:00

Two of Us: Personal Habits

A couple exercise to recognise your habits, both good and bad, in relation to your spouse and understand the values behind each of your expressions of emotion.   Reflect Separately, say the

Two of Us: Personal Habits2015-01-15T14:57:25+11:00
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