Kiss to Connect

Many couples find the excitement of sex somewhat diminished within a few years of marriage. Their physical intimacy seems somehow perfunctory, unimaginative, even boring. Soon they are moving through life with

Kiss to Connect2021-06-11T11:50:17+10:00

Spiritual intimacy shouldn’t be taboo

Religious practice and spiritual belief is often a point of difference for couples, especially if they come from different religious traditions. But having religious differences should never be a reason for

Spiritual intimacy shouldn’t be taboo2018-01-24T14:23:33+11:00

The Growth Mindset

At our daughter’s recent award assembly, the school Principal addressed the topic of ‘Growth Mindset’. She noted how education was more than merely preparing students for exams and aiming for maximum

The Growth Mindset2018-04-04T09:59:20+10:00

What Women Really Want

Part 2 of the Quest for Happiness SeriesIf equality in work isn’t the answer for making happy wives (see Smart Loving, The Equality Myth), what is?According to the same study that looked

What Women Really Want2015-12-26T16:19:28+11:00

How Often Do Men Need to Have Sex?

Shaunti Feldhahn is an author and social researcher who specialises in marital relationships. In this article she responds to a question from a female reader about how often men need sex:

How Often Do Men Need to Have Sex?2021-05-27T15:52:22+10:00

The Divine Rendezvous

Recently, we came across this quote from Simone Weil, a 20th Century French philosopher, Christian mystic and political activist. "God and humanity are like two lovers who have missed their rendezvouz.

The Divine Rendezvous2021-03-16T16:11:58+11:00

When Desires Don’t Match

When couples marry they rightly expect that there will be a willing participation in a shared life together across a range of activities including sexual intimacy, intimate conversation and parenting for example.

When Desires Don’t Match2015-01-15T14:54:07+11:00

Two of Us: Negativity

An exercise to help us grow in the area of 'affirmation' rather than 'criticism' to enrich our relationships rather than grid-lock them. Reflect Separately, say the prayer and spend some time reflecting

Two of Us: Negativity2015-01-15T14:57:15+11:00
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