Save Your Relationship with Routine

Save Your Relationship with Routine

Living and loving during COVID-19 Ways to save your relationship living during COVID-19 Living in close proximity to loved ones can be wonderful. It can also be a space of transition for marriage and family relationships. We need to learn to live in a new way. Social...
Communication to save your marriage

Communication to save your marriage

Communication to save your marriage “…Often it is the way that we communicate about issues that leads us to seek relationship counselling, rather than the issue itself…” Communication is one of the most common reasons people seek marriage...
Happily Ever After for Blended Families

Happily Ever After for Blended Families

Photo: Thanks to Patrick on Flickr for the great photo.   While there are many contributing factors to blended-family success, the strength of a couple’s relationship ultimately determines the family’s success. Here are four ways to strengthen blended-family...
Empathize to save your marriage

Empathize to save your marriage

“To empathize with a particular person, I need to have at least some knowledge of who he is and what he is doing or trying to do,” says Neel Burton on Psychology Today. So really, the first step to empathizing with a person is truly knowing them. Let’s say you come...
Responses that ‘make relationships’

Responses that ‘make relationships’

Responses that ‘make relationships’ Responses that ‘make relationships’ happen in the small everyday moments He comes home from a hard day at work and reaches for the TV remote.  He just wants to relax.  He hears the spring in his wife’s step as she walks in the front...
Does work stress effect home relationships?

Does work stress effect home relationships?

Does work stress effect home relationships? The short answer is YES. While most of us don’t need an academic study to confirm this, Neff and Karney (2009) did the study anyway. Not surprisingly, they found that when we are under greater stress in our lives, we...

Reconnecting LDS couples

Lightening the burden of Bishops I recently read a book called “What You Feel You Can Heal, A Guide For Enriching Relationships”, by John Gray, Ph.D. This illustrated book is fantastic for those of us who like pictures. It has practical ‘how to’...

Reconnecting LDS relationships

Lightening the burden of Branch Presidents I recently read a book called “What You Feel You Can Heal, A Guide For Enriching Relationships”, by John Gray, Ph.D. This illustrated book is fantastic for those of us who like pictures. It has practical ‘how to’...
Transitions effecting LDS relationships

Transitions effecting LDS relationships

I was recently approached by a church leader. He had been surprised when some couples in his ward announced that they were ending their relationships, and going separate ways.  It seemed that there had been no obvious signs that things were not going well.  He asked...
How to save a love

How to save a love

They’re just dishes, but it happened again. You brought up to your husband how you need more help doing the dishes because you have more responsibilities with the new baby, but it ended in a fight! All you wanted was to bring up a concern and suddenly everything has...