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The Difference Between a Relationship Need and Want

Often times we confuse what we require and what we desire in relationships. We make a list of all the important traits we want in a partner, with very little concept of what we really need in our relationships. Our lists often include items about physical appearance, the level of income or career, and may […] Read more…

Boundaries Part Two: The Physical Affair

Last week we discussed the emotional affair and what boundaries to maintain in order to prevent one from happening. This week we are going to discuss the more infamous type of affair – the physical affair. This type of affair can completely destroy trust and even tear apart marriage. It consists of any type of […] Read more…

Boundaries Part One: The Emotional Affair

Who establishes what is acceptable and unacceptable when interacting with a person of the opposite sex that is not your partner? Are there unspoken boundaries that people follow or do you just walk as close to the line as you can without getting scolded?  The reality is that boundaries get crossed and affairs happen, but […] Read more…

Conflict Resolution: 7 Ways to Fight Above the Belt

Have you ever noticed that every professional fighting sport such as boxing or MMA has guidelines? These rules and regulations are put in place to keep the fight fair and safe. A few examples include not biting, kicking between the legs, gauging of eyes, etc. Obviously, conflict with your spouse is not physical but there […] Read more…

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What it Means to Me

What is respect to you? What does it mean to have respect in a relationship? Can you gain it? Can you lose it? And if you do lose it, can it be regained? To respect a person means “to hold them in esteem or honor”. It also means “to show regard or consideration for and […] Read more…

Love is a Verb

Love is a verb. It is a word used to describe an action; the action of being in love or loving another person. Yet some of us believe that love should be effortless or easy. It should cater to us and make us feel valued and appreciated. Think back to the last thing that you […] Read more…

Intentional Love: The Choice for Lasting Intimacy

At what point do you choose to love your partner? We often attribute falling in love to chance or to the fact that we think the person is “The One”. We effortlessly float off into bliss, but at which point did we consciously make the effort and the choice to love? When you are in […] Read more…