Category Archives: Relationships

How to Be a Marriage Material?

You’re ready to settle down and you just know it. You just wake up one day and you realize you’re not getting any younger, that you want to start a family of your own; your heart longs for a child and a family to go home to and you know in your soul that you’re ready to get married. Before we begin another chapter of our lives, we have to ask ourselves first, “Am I marriage material?” Signs that […]

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Tips and Topics for First Date Conversation

A lot of people who don’t have experience dating around find it difficult to think of first date conversation topics. They are always overthinking and trying to stay away from awkward topics and end up not talking at all. If the Myer-Briggs personality types are to be believed, it means more than half of the population are introverts and have this problem. Expressing yourself during first dates is like a job interview. You put your best foot forward without lying. […]

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How to Navigate a Relationship in the Aviation Industry

Many of us may take our day in and day out routine with our partner for granted.  We wake up next to them, share a cup of coffee in the morning, discuss our plan for the day, and kiss each other good night.  But what happens when our partner is sometimes here, sometimes not? While this perspective is certainly applicable to all relationships in which one or both partners travel, I am coming at this from the […]

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Date Nights, Vacations, and Couple Retreats – Why Are They so Important

I have a date with a hot man tonight.  I put on my party dress, favorite fragrance, and shake my hair out of my typical ponytail.  I look with desire and longing into my lovers brown eyes across the candlelight table… I remember why I married this gorgeous, loving man years ago. Importance of date night in a relationship When you are in the trenches, raising children with limited time and resources, you don’t comprehend that someday […]

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Visualizing Your Perfect Relationship

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. ~ Yogi Berra Growing up, I had a poster in my room which read, “Be the Dream.” I always intuitively knew that one way to manifest your dreams is to begin to visualize it. In 1978, Shakti Gawain came out with her best known book, Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Life. It has been a bestselling book […]

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Your Relationship Needs an Adult Timeout

When I was six years old my best friend was Jenny, a cute little blond whose house was four houses up the street from mine. I had frequent play dates at Jenny‘s house – she lived on a cul-de-sac where we strolled our baby dolls around in circles. One of my mom’s favorite musings about me was that when I had enough of Jenny I would quietly and definitively pack up my doll in my stroller and […]

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How Does Screen Time Affect Your Marriage?

Screens get in the way of our relationship with our partner. At the end of a long day, most of us find ourselves checking social media, news feeds, or a random video. Our devices are our main source of comfort and entertainment. In the evenings, when we have the chance to connect with our partner, we don’t. We engage with our phones and miss out on valuable time together It is easier to focus on our phones rather than […]

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Interracial Marriage Problems – 5 Major Challenges That Couples Face

Love is boundless. When you’re in love, one’s race, religion, and country doesn’t matter at all. It’s is quite easy to say these things today since interracial marriage is quite common. However, decades back this was considered a disgrace. Marrying someone from a different race was a matter of shame and it was considered a sin. Did you know what does the Bible say about interracial marriage? In Bible one can find lines where it says that if both […]

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5 Ways to Bring the Spark Back into Your Friendship

At the core of any good relationship lie the seeds of friendship – a space where you can be yourself, quirks are accepted and even loved and weaknesses don’t look as scary in the face of acceptance. The dynamics of friendship are a bit like a machine. If you don’t use it, treat it well or repair it when things break down over time, it lies in a corner and gathers dust and rust, and it’s hard […]

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Mindfulness and Marriage: Pledge to Stay Present

If ever there’s a time when we’re most present, it’s when we fall in love. Coup de foudre, which is French for “lightning strike,” describes how, when we experience such an intense feeling of love for someone, it can best be described as a thunderbolt moving through us.   That feeling, as we know, diminishes with time, and although we may still love the person who once made us feel as if we were being struck by […]

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Why Codependents Stay in Damaging Relationships

Most people have at least one person in their life who seem to be in the same horrible, dead-end relationship over and over again, but the partner seems to change. Upon a closer look, it is as if the individual is attracted to only one personality type and one that is very negative, destructive and uncaring. Each relationship seems like the perfect love. It typically develops quickly after the breakup of the current bad relationship, and it […]

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Finding Bliss Through the Trials and Tribulations of Marriage

Is there anything more beautiful than love? Perhaps not! But, in a committed relationship, it can sometimes be hard to remember some of that beauty stems from the couple putting in the time and effort to make it work. What if you take the ultimate plunge and put a ring on your finger? Well! It is tough. Sometimes you just need to remind yourself – Why you fell in love in the first place? Why you took […]

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