Staying Put in Your Relationship

I’ve been reading this book on marriage by Harville Hendrix on the recommendation of a good friend whose a psycho-analyst and therapist. It’s been helpful to work through my own patterns of thinking and emotions. (link here) It is a lot harder to find our peaceful center when looking into the face of another—especially when […]

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#MarriageStrong: Blaming

From the Boone Center for the Family  I’ve NEVER done this! Blame is one of four coping reactions to pain. It’s common for “blamers” to react in an aggressive fashion that accuses another. In reaction to feeling unloved or unsafe, a blamer tends to make demands or demean others. It’s ironic that a person reacts with […]

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The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium

Videos and talks about the crisis of family and marriage from the wide landscape of Christian faith as hosted by Pope Francis. http://humanum.it/en/ The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium is a gathering of leaders and scholars from many religions across the globe, to examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship […]

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Marriage Enrichment

“A happy marriage is one where there is a relatively high degree of mutual need satisfaction.  Conversely, an unhappy marriage has a high degree of mutual need deprivation.  If a relationship produces chronic, unmet emotional hungers, it will diminish the self-esteem of those involved, resulting in rejection, anger, and aggression.” – Howard Clinebell

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