Free time: It is important to acknowledge that you probably can’t change the amount of time you have in the free category, but you can change how you choose to spend it

Free time is just that – time free from commitments, obligations, and requirements. It is self-defined and can be whatever you want it to be. Depending on the stage of life, there are factors that determine just how much free time you have. Work, children, and other responsibilities dictate how much time is left over. … Continue reading Free time: It is important to acknowledge that you probably can’t change the amount of time you have in the free category, but you can change how you choose to spend it

Putting effort into the process of forgiveness can bring about positive change

Recognising the role forgiveness plays in daily life, identifying its presence and its healing power can bring about significant changes in your relationship. If you exaggerated the act of forgiving in your relationship for a period of time - even just a week - you may see how often it happens. Here’s an example: you … Continue reading Putting effort into the process of forgiveness can bring about positive change

Forgiveness can facilitate a process that promotes healing and relief when working through deep hurts

Recognising the role forgiveness plays in your relationship and its importance in daily life, can bring about significant changes in your relationship. If forgiveness is the decision or choice to give up the right for vengeance, retribution, and negative thoughts, then it can be starting point for healing and reconciliation. It can facilitate a process … Continue reading Forgiveness can facilitate a process that promotes healing and relief when working through deep hurts

What healthy ways can you start talking about everyday lapses in thoughtfulness?

Forgiveness is a process that promotes healing and is a starting point for reconciliation. Forgiveness isn’t forgetting, condoning, or perpetuating injustice. It isn’t granted on demand and it doesn’t automatically guarantee reconciliation. Forgiveness is the decision or choice to give up the right for vengeance, retribution, and negative thoughts. For discussion. Consider forgiveness: How does … Continue reading What healthy ways can you start talking about everyday lapses in thoughtfulness?

Forgiveness is a process that promotes healing and is a starting point for reconciliation

Unfortunately, there will be times in your relationship when you will need to put more effort into forgiveness. In preparation for those times, we want to remind you what forgiveness is and what it isn’t. Forgiveness is a process that promotes healing and is a starting point for reconciliation. Forgiveness isn’t forgetting, condoning, or perpetuating … Continue reading Forgiveness is a process that promotes healing and is a starting point for reconciliation

Simple lapses in thoughtfulness can be acknowledged, addressed, and forgiven with small conscious effort

Forgiveness is crucial to the health of a relationship. Since we experience hurt and forgiveness differently, it can be a challenge to apply new methods when we need to forgive one another. Instead of advising you on how to forgive, we want to encourage you to think about it differently. Forgiveness is often associated with … Continue reading Simple lapses in thoughtfulness can be acknowledged, addressed, and forgiven with small conscious effort

For some, making new friends can be hard but developing new friendships with other couples can help build your own relationship with your partner

The health of you and your partner’s relationships with each other’s family and friends contributes to the health of your relationship with your partner; it is important to nurture lifelong relationships with each other’s family and friends. Reminisce about the first time you and your partner introduced each other to family and friends. Consider how … Continue reading For some, making new friends can be hard but developing new friendships with other couples can help build your own relationship with your partner

Consider your definition of “normal” – How much involvement in your relationship from family and friends is normal?

Family and friends are part of a larger system that can provide encouragement to your relationship, but that larger system can also be detrimental to your relationship if there is a significant lack of acceptance and support. Your partner’s family and friends, as well as your own, will impact your relationship in some way. With … Continue reading Consider your definition of “normal” – How much involvement in your relationship from family and friends is normal?

Boundaries in your relationship must be respected by family and friends, and you each need to be on the same page

Family and friends are part of a larger system that can provide encouragement to your relationship, but that larger system can also be detrimental to your relationship if there is a significant lack of acceptance and support. Your partner’s family and friends, as well as your own, will impact your relationship in some way. With … Continue reading Boundaries in your relationship must be respected by family and friends, and you each need to be on the same page

Your partner’s family and friends, as well as your own, will impact your relationship in some way

Family and friends are part of a larger system that can provide encouragement to your relationship, but that larger system can also be detrimental to your relationship if there is a significant lack of acceptance and support. You want them to like your partner and you want your partner to like them. This happens naturally … Continue reading Your partner’s family and friends, as well as your own, will impact your relationship in some way