I Appreciate You

by Greg Alexander

Julie and I returned from presenting at the Theology of the Body Congress in Ontario, California on Sunday.  Before she could get her bags unpacked she was already preparing to leave again on Monday.  This time, she was joining her parents to visit her 102-year-old grandmother in Iowa.  Not that I needed this time alone […]

Sincerity

Greg & Julie Your Marriage Moment

As a child growing up in my parent’s home, I can remember my father reciting the mantra, “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”  However, it is how we speak to each other that impacts the message that is being communicated.  Sincerity is a form of honesty and allows you to express your […]

Is God in Your Marriage?

Greg & Julie Your Marriage Moment

Nevertheless, the order of creation persists, though seriously disturbed. To heal the wounds of sin, man and woman need the help of the grace that God in his infinite mercy never refuses them.99 Without his help man and woman cannot achieve the union of their lives for which God created them “in the beginning.”   […]

The Paradox

Greg & Julie Marriage Your Marriage Moment

“I have found the paradox.  That if I love until it hurts then there is no hurt, only love.” ~ Bl. Mother Teresa   Reflections: How much am I willing to hurt for my spouse?  How much was Jesus willing to hurt for us?  Did he put limits on his love for us? Do I […]

Act of Will

Greg & Julie Marriage Your Marriage Moment

  Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.                                     […]

The Long Run

If your goal is to have a satisfying marriage with longevity, make sure you are accountable for the part you play in the relationship — good or bad. When you are in denial about your part in the relationship then you are no better than a child flinging sand at another child in a sandbox. When you take responsibility for your part in the marriage, only then will you be able to connect with your spouse in a mature, intimate way.

– Carin Goldstein, LMFT