Month: September 2018

Be Grateful and Don’t Take Things for Granted

As we are preparing to take a week-long trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary and our glorious relationship, we are feeling particularly blessed and grateful for our individual and shared lives.
We recently watched a video on Facebook that showed a woman who lost her accounting job, could no longer afford her apartment and wound up living in her minivan with her adult daughter and 2 dogs.
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Celebrate the International Day of Peace

We’re publishing this blog two days early to coincide with the International Day of Peace, every September 21st, declared by the U.N. as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace.
When you look for it, this idea is everywhere.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we celebrated the International Day of Peace and gave a number of links to peace organizations. We’re shaking it up here with a variety of different links.
Negative versus Positive Peace A short but insightful way of thinking about peace: “Negative peace refers to the absence of violence.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why diversity in your relationship is good. Here are thoughts from some others on this topic.
Embracing Diversity in Relationships “In this post, we will talk about the first two phases of a relationship.
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Why Diversity in Your Relationship is Good

In the political dialogue of this week, there’s been a lot of discussion about diversity; its supposed good and bad points. (Some of it is quoted below.) For us, there is no such thing as the bad points of diversity. It is a strength in all successful relationships.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

We wrote in this week’s blog on what peace is and how to spread it. We have some great links about personal and world peace this week, starting with a video from Martin Hellman.
Creating true love at home & peace on the planet TEDx “Our marriage became a laboratory where we learned how to resolve seemingly unfathomable differences through holistic thinking and compassion.
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What Peace Is and How to Spread It

As we sat at breakfast this morning discussing the coming week’s blog, we wandered into a discussion about the current political situation. Everyone is living under such tension, distress and divisiveness, and none of us really want that! It is crippling and destructive.
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Successful Relationships Reading Corner

We wrote in this week’s blog about how to avoid disturbances in your relationship field. Here are some great articles about the role of commitment in your relationship.
Commitment in healthy relationships “Commitment to the relationship is related to the quality of the relationship.
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How to Avoid Disturbances in Your Relationship Field

PHIL: So after several weeks of coughing and night sweats in the spare bedroom, we’re finally sleeping together all night again. It feels like a major step back to normality. But in another way, nothing has changed. There is no reconnection because there was never any disconnection.
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