Month: January 2016

How to Maintain Sacred Space in a Relationship

In last week’s blog we discussed what sacred space is in a relationship. In short, it’s time set aside without any outside distractions when you can enjoy each other’s company and reconnect emotionally. There are still a number of questions to be looked at.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog article we wrote about sacred space. Here are some articles that touch on various aspects of this topic.
Spend Time with your Partner for Relationship Success “Research has shown that one of the major reasons that relationships fail is due to lack of time spent together.
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What is Sacred Space in a Relationship?

I so look forward to the time when we come together at night. It is a counter to the noise of the world; it cleanses my soul of the grime of the day. I am no longer pulled by the obligations of the world; I float unbuffeted by them. 
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog article we wrote about sex, intimacy and union. It was difficult finding articles that talked about the whole issue. Here are some articles that touch on various aspects of this trinity.
Intimacy and Relationships “Emotional intimacy doesn’t automatically occur with sexual intimacy, as people who are sexually involved may still be unable or choose not to share their innermost thoughts and feelings.”
How Does Sex Differ from Intimacy?
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Sex, Intimacy and Union Make For a Successful Relationship

Two voices, one message.
MAUDE:
I went to lunch with my girlfriend Rachel the other day, and she was glowing and exuding a wonderful sense of calm and peace.
“Hey, what’s up with you? You seem so different than last time we met,” I asked her.
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Successful Relationship Reading Corner

In this week’s blog article we wrote about celebrating your partner’s differences. Here are some interesting articles on this topic.
How the Differences in Your Relationship Can Be Gifts “He came from a broken family while mine was still firmly in tact; he was staunchly conservative while I leaned more to the left; I could be labeled “New Age,” while his religious upbringing was more traditional.”
Are You and Your Partner Incompatible or Refreshingly Different?
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What is the Secret of Celebrating Your Partner’s Differences?

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. Thomas Merton
Difference represents danger, the unknown, risk.
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Successful Relationship Reading Corner

In this week’s blog article we wrote about the difference between disagreeing and arguing. Ours is an unorthodox viewpoint, so we were pleased to find some very good articles on this topic.
Beware Of Mistaken Marriage Advice That “All Couples Fight” “Cavemen and cavewomen probably survived by being stronger than others, more aggressive, and quicker at defending themselves in the face of stressful potential conflicts.
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What Is the Difference Between Disagreeing and Arguing?

Couple arguing

When we tell people we never argue, they don’t call us liars to our face, but there is often a strong whiff of incredulity in the air. It’s not that we agree on everything, but these disagreements don’t descend into arguments.
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