The Best Preparation for Marriage

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 regardless of their background,

...


Love is like a Butterfly

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 is exactly the same.

...


What does it mean to do your own work?

What does it mean to do your own work?

Charlie:  There is a reason why we use the phrase “doing your own work” so often. It’s because of how strong the tendency is for all of us to be much more aware and reactive to what our partner is doing wrong rather than our contributions to the breakdown and what we can do to improve things.

...


Wisdom from the Elders

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 marriage as old-fashioned.

...


Becoming the Woman of His Dreams

hand-1549224Linda:  For some people, giving comes naturally. To create a great partnership, an abundant amount of giving is required. If you dream of hearing your partner say that you are the woman of his dreams,

...


Our Partner Is a Magic Mirror

Our Partner Is a Magic Mirror

When the practice of love invites us to enter a place of potential bliss that is at the same time a place of critical awakening and pain, many of us turn our backs on love.” ~ Bell Hooks

Linda: There are many issues,

...


Black Belt Listening

Black Belt Listening

LindaHappy 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,

...