Responses that ‘make relationships’

Responses that ‘make relationships’

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 door and comments “Fantastic weather today.” How important is a response to the “fantastic weather today”...
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...

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...