Deep Impact Conversations

“How was your day?” It’s one of the most common questions couples ask each other and either leads to a dead-end response like, “fine” or “busy” (which usually means “I don’t

Deep Impact Conversations2021-05-16T10:14:18+10:00

Avoiding the Divorce Flu

A new study has documented what counsellors have observed for years: divorce is contagious. Just like a virus, divorce spreads among social networks and influences marriages among the divorcing couple’s friends,

Avoiding the Divorce Flu2018-04-03T15:23:26+10:00

Marriage Enemy #1: Lethargy

We asked a marriage counselor friend of ours about why a marriage fails. We were expecting a long complex answer so we already had a bottle of wine open. Yet her answer

Marriage Enemy #1: Lethargy2015-12-26T15:58:06+11:00

Is marriage meant to make you happy?

Byron & Francine Pirola discuss the purpose of marriage is this exerpt from The Marriage Kit, an online course hosted by The Stick Kit.  For more information: 

Is marriage meant to make you happy?2015-09-18T15:41:56+10:00

Conscious Recoupling

When Gwenyth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their intention to ‘consciously uncouple’ earlier in 2014, it was not their divorce that captured public attention, but the unusual phrasing. However, the real

Conscious Recoupling2020-01-21T15:04:36+11:00

For Better is Important too

We all understand how important it is to know that your spouse will be there to support you during the hard times. Having someone to rely on in difficult times gives couples

For Better is Important too2015-01-15T14:55:55+11:00

Two of Us: Being Better

In what ways can I improve my behaviors and attitudes for the benefit of both my spouse and my family? Reflect Separately, say the prayer and spend some time reflecting on the

Two of Us: Being Better2015-01-15T14:57:24+11:00

Marriage: to be happy or to be holy?

”… And they lived happily ever after”… it’s the ending of the fairy tale love story and has become the expected story line of most modern day couples. Swept away by passion

Marriage: to be happy or to be holy?2015-01-15T14:59:38+11:00

Love Busters and Love Builders

What are Love Busters and Love Builders? Love Builders: a behaviour or gesture which communicates love to you and helps you feel close and connected to your spouse. Some Examples: Cherishment

Love Busters and Love Builders2020-01-09T01:55:17+11:00

Three Things I Wish I Knew Before We Got Married

Came across this via my Facebook page and had to share with the SmartLoving community. Enjoy! Francine. I used to think I had my stuff together. Then I got married. Marriage is

Three Things I Wish I Knew Before We Got Married2020-09-03T14:36:41+10:00
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