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Spreading Peace One Relationship at a Time
February is a big month of special celebrating for us: it’s both our anniversary and Valentines Day. It is delicious to get together on such special occasions.
We love the sense of it being an occasion just for the two of us, where we come together and celebrate the pleasure of being in each other’s company.
We love that we set time aside that allows events to unfold without having to follow a timetable or an agenda.
We love that the feelings of peace and calm extend beyond the occasion into the rest of our life.

But in another way, it’s only special in being an opportunity to rejoice in each other’s company, the same rejoicing that we do throughout the year whenever we are together. It may be writ large on special occasions, but the sentiments and the joy are always present for us. Click here to read the entire article.

The Winner of the Relationship Quote Valentine Contest
The contest is over and the winner is … K. Kortbein! Congratulations, K, and your book will be on its way as soon as it’s released.

(The contest was to write a quote for the picture, and the prize was a signed print copy of our book “How Two: Have a Successful Relationship” when it is released.)

Successful Relationship Reading Corner
In this week's blog article we wrote about how to make every day Valentines Day in your relationship. Other writers offer their suggestions.

Spread The Love! 10 Ways To Make Every Day Valentine's Day "The importance of giving material things has been greatly over-emphasized. In the end, the greatest Valentine's gift of all to the one you love is the gift of your time. Over the past 32 years, our marriage research in 48 countries on all seven of the continents of the world supports this concept."

What Would Your Relationship Be Like If You Treated Your Partner Every Day Like It Was Valentine's Day? "But relationships can stand the test of time. The 'secret' to keeping your partnership strong and healthy is to treat each day as if it were your anniversary or Valentine's Day. Can you imagine what would happen if you made your relationship top priority? What shape would it be in if you both paid attention to all the small details every day?"

Relationship Rx -- Make Everyday Valentine's Day "Why wait for that one day a year to show and tell your sweetie how much you love them -- especially a day when everybody and their grandmother expresses the same sentiments for their loved ones as well?"

Spreading peace one relationship at a time,
Phil and Maude
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