Nurturing Friendships, Love, and Relationships

Marriage and relationship advice, along with best practices for communication and the importance of friendships with other adults.

mistake, oops, what to do

Oops! What to Do When You Make a Mistake

Mistakes Happen What do when you make a mistake?  I know that I have had plenty of practice on this, and I think that everyone can say the same.  Who in the world has not made a mistake at some point in their lives?  Some of us handle making mistakes better than others do. Why …

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quality time, spouse, family, after baby, marriage

10 Easy Ways Spend Quality Time with your Spouse After you Start a Family

(This amazing photo is used with permission by JMB Photography. Check out their facebook page!) How do you think about time?  Lately, a comparison between time and money has been on my mind.  We each only have so much.  There is some that we are obligated to spend, but we have some that we are …

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active listening, communication, connection, people

Active Listening Strategies to Help You Really Connect with Other People

     Hello friends!  Do you know someone that is a really good listener? They are getting to be a rare breed these days. I find it a bit ironic that we have so many different ways to communicate now, with social media, smartphones, email, regular phone calls, and face to face interactions, but sometimes …

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Love languages hacks/cheats

Your Cheat Sheet on Speaking the 5 Love Languages

  Valentine’s Day is approaching.  I try to make Valentine’s Day a day to celebrate love for all the special people in my life, including my kids.  To better do that, I am going to use the 5 love languages to help me do something really meaningful for them.  The 5 Love languages can help …

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Finances without Fighting: How One Couple does it!

It is the end January and those finances may be getting a little tight!  I know that money is one of the number one things that couples fight over.  This is unfortunate.  I think the root cause is partially a combination of a communication break- down,  stress, and lack of trust.  When you have all …

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5 Tips on Finding Mr. or Mrs. Right

So you are tired of the dating game? Tired of failed relationship after failed relationship, swearing off to ever getting married or ever finding that someone who your heart longs for?  Are you convinced that your Knight in Shining armor or your Princess somehow lost his/her way to you and is somewhere in the desert …

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