Tag: marriage help

2 X 2 Couple’s Retreat: 10 Reasons to do it #2

Where we live out in the “sticks,” most of us have a 4 X 4 truck.  For us, it’s a no-brainer – for stability, safety, flexibility, and power. Our 4 X 4 keeps us solidly on the road, regardless of the conditions.  When consciously attending to conditions, we travel safely and get where we’re going. … Read more »

Embracing Sexual Intimacy

Sure, you may tease, or flirt, or joke about sex – or a lack of. Yet, the conversations about sexual intimacy, which is much deeper and more meaningful, may be a taboo subject in your relationship. You may dance around it, yet not really focus on embracing your sexual intimacy. Regardless of the quality of… Read more »

Relationship Emergency Response Plan

Stuff happens in life – deaths, accidents, job loss, business failure, etc. It can put extra stress on your romantic relationship. Having a relationship emergency response plan established for what support looks like, sounds like, and feels like can minimize the stress and have both people feeling valued and cared for. It is not as… Read more »

Punishment By Love – again

Weird title, isn’t it? My friend, Darrel, shared a story about a nomadic community in Africa.  I have no research or documentation to show validity.  Regardless, the story has a powerful lesson about punishment by love.  In many circles, this community would be labelled uncivilized.  They live in a harsh environment, hunting and gathering much… Read more »

Sharing Love

High quality relationships are critical for happiness. There are many easy ways to keep the connection with others, so important people in your life feel loved. Yes, all it takes is being conscious about sharing love. Closer to home, in your relationship with your sweetie, it is about doing what you can so he/she chooses… Read more »

Choice, The Ultimate Empowerment Tool

Everyday, you and I make a lot of choices – sometimes unconsciously. For each one, we get a result which affects how we feel. In these unsettling times in our world, I believe you and I need to become very conscious and intentional about choice, the ultimate empowerment tool. I also believe you and I… Read more »

Are You Wasting Time?

Are you wasting time in “not-love” experiences in your relationship? Wasting it in anger, fear, resentment, guilt, shame, blame, doubt, hurt, etc. What result is this giving you? How long, specifically, are you going to continue? That hurts, doesn’t it? Yet it is a good reminder to consider now. Do the math if you like…. Read more »

The Power Of Connection

If you were to rate the power of connection you’ve experienced with others over the last 15 months of COVID restrictions, where would you put it on a scale of 1 to 10? 1 being no power and no connection to 10 being totally powerful and connected. If you’re like most people, technology has been… Read more »

Problems? Have You Checked Your Grounding?

Problems in relationships and life?  We all have them, and they can seem so complicated and frustrating.  Usually the solution is right in front of our nose but… we refuse to see it.  It usually boils down to this, “Have you checked your grounding?” Story Each spring we buy yearling steers to harvest our grass… Read more »

Fear Always Divides

Yes, it is true, “fear always divides.” Just look around. People are afraid to be close to each other, afraid to hug, afraid to visit family and friends, afraid to sneeze in a public place, afraid to drive or fly, etc. Fear disconnects people in a time when we need connection more than ever. We… Read more »