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
“Every Sunday, Jesus invites us to share a meal with Him. Not just to taste a little bread and wine, but to experience ultimate communion with Him,” ~ Fr. John Anthony Reflections: The two disciples discovered, while breaking bread with Jesus, that the real meaning of a meal is not just to satisfy our […]
“Marriage: Devoted love to the point of sacrifice, to the point of forgetting yourself.” ~ Pope Pius XII Reflections: Do I see the crucifix as a beautiful example of my love for my spouse? How often do I put my feelings aside when choosing to love my spouse as God calls us to love? […]
Research consistently shows that touching more creates a stronger bond by releasing oxytocin. Hold hands, rub shoulders, hug, kiss, give high-fives or even fist-bumps or bottom pats. When you give a quick hug or kiss, try to lengthen it to at least 5 or 10 seconds for more effective results!
– Lori Lowe, MA
“The desire to become “one flesh” is good and noble. But this desire must be expressed according to God’s design for human love and life… Similarly within marriage God has a plan. That plan calls for making the total gift of self from one spouse to another, a total sharing of one’s self with […]
A broken heart can be repaired. My heart has been broken, both physically and emotionally – and it was God Who was the Divine Healer of both situations. The pain was excruciating as I lay in the hospital bed with the words reverberating in my mind, “Mr. Alexander, your wife, is having a heart attack.” […]
No, this is not an article about an alternative lifestyle. These were the actual words that my mom said to me when I was a teen. Okay, let me give you some more insight to this statement. I am from a family of five; that’s two parent and three kids. Not only, kids but we […]