In Service to Each Other

Linda: Consider this story of devotion about a couple that takes time and effort to show how much they cherish each other. Mira: “I know that Ari loves me, and even when…



From Fear to Fearlessness

Fearlessness is not an absence of fear; it is being committed to something bigger than the fear. That something can be another person’s safety, a higher purpose, a calling, or…



Are You Conflict-Avoidant?

Linda: It is often difficult to tell when we are doing that which does not serve our self-interest. Perhaps we have not had good role models for handling differences, and consequently…



The Best Preparation for Marriage

Great relationships aren’t discovered; they are created. Anyone with sufficient motivation and a willingness to do the work that is required for a successful relationship is capable of achieving this…



Love is like a Butterfly

“Happiness is like a butterfly, when pursued is always beyond our grasp. But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”  – Nathaniel Hawthorne Linda: A great love…



Wisdom from the Elders

“To get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.” –Mark Twain   Linda: The media would have us believe that popular opinion is holding…



Black Belt Listening

Linda:  Happy couples are skilled in the art of attentive listening. They allow themselves to be penetrated by each other’s words and feelings. They don’t simply receive the information, but…



The Myth of “As Soon As”

Linda: There can be a lot of ideas floating around in our mind that aren’t actually true. They are a series of stories, excuses, justifications, rationalizations, and procrastination. One pervasive…



Aphrodite and Dionysus

Linda: Lack of or a low sexual desire is the most common sexual challenge, about which physicians hear numerous complaints. Doctors and psychotherapists call this Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)….