Kraft’s Contest Calls for Marriage Education

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The tangy taste of Miracle Whip is loved by some and hated by others. But Kraft, maker of the salad dressing, has kicked off a “Not for Every Relationship” contest that is stirring up a whole new controversy. Why? Because they are offering $25,000 for the winning story to go towards a couple’s wedding…or divorce. For some, this is simply a humorous campaign; for others, it is the source of great concern. Beverly Willett, the [...] Read more »

How 3 Women Treated Their Depression and Improved Their Marriage Too

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Three women treated their depression that didn’t involve a doctor, therapy or drugs.  It was a Relationship Education class of all things. The following women recently attended a Relationship Education class sponsored by Healthy Relationships California: ✦“Relationship Education helped me with my husband because I was seriously depressed before. When my husband would tell me something I would get very angry and yell. Before I was very jealous and we fought a lot and now [...] Read more »

Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear (NY Times)

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“Let’s say you have what you believe to be a healthy marriage. You’re still friends and lovers after spending more than half of your lives together. The dreams you set out to achieve in your 20s — gazing into each other’s eyes in candlelit city bistros when you were single and skinny — have for the most part come true. Two decades later you have the 20 acres of land, the farmhouse, the children, the [...] Read more »

5 Tips to Improve the Quality of Your Relationship

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Whether you’re in a new dating relationship, engaged or married for years, one of the fundamental elements of a solid relationship foundation is communication. Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT, fellow healthy marriage supporter released signs of a great relationship The following tips can only help to improve communication and thus the quality of your relationship. You tell each other when something is bothering you. You don’t criticize each other. You’re not defensive with each other. If you have a misunderstanding you try [...] Read more »

Communicating Better in Marriage

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Our friends over at Simple Marriage and A Purpose Driven Home are helping couples make marriage a top priority daily and maturely handle the tough the issue of communication. They state that communicating in marriage is all about being able to handle the message. When two people are able to handle the message, honesty increases. And when honesty in a relationship increases, you grow more as an individual and closer together. And through this growth you [...] Read more »

Daily, Monthly & Yearly Ways to Keep Your Relationship Alive

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In a Sonoma Valley Sun article, “The ecology of marriage,” Dr. Jeffrey Low has several recommendations to “keep (your) relationship loving and healthy.” He gives some daily, monthly and yearly things you can do to keep your relationship alive. His suggestions: Daily – It takes just fifteen minutes a day to maintain the connection between two people. This is not just some random number, but the result of scientific studies demonstrating that if two people [...] Read more »

5 Tips to Heat Up Your Relationship This Summer

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She Knows Love just released 5 Tips to Heat Up Your Relationship This Summer. Check out their great advice! SUMMERTIME ROMANCE FIXES by Melissa Orlov Has your relationship hit a lull? Although it might sound odd, summer is the perfect time to rekindle intimacy and connection. The season’s lazy days, warmer temperatures and overall relaxed feel provide ample opportunities to strengthen your bond. Follow these tips to create a partnership that will last for many summers [...] Read more »

How Nine Hours in a Classroom Can Change a Life

How can nine hours in a marriage and relationship education class help couples speeding towards separation or divorce suddenly embrace each other with a renewed sense of purpose, hope and passion? From our friends who bring us one the best Relationship Education classes out there: PAIRS. Original Article. Find PAIRS class. Read more »

Father’s Day Highlights Importance of the Marital Relationship in Dad’s Involvement with His Kids

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“The best predictor of father presence is marital status,” says a report from the Institute for American Values, explaining that when a father’s romantic relationship with his children’s mother ends, this often ends his involvement with the children as well. While having a relationship with both parents brings balance to children’s physical and emotional welfare, data from more than 100 studies point to the extremely important role fathers play in the lives of their children. In [...] Read more »

Couple Wins $1000 For Attending “Fun and Interesting” Communication Class

After six years of marriage, David and Elizabeth Thomas of Oak Hills, CA decided to pursue a better relationship. They attended PAIRS Essentials class at the Diocese of San Bernardino. Elizabeth states, “I learned a lot. The classes are well done with great information. We had a fun and interesting experience.” Upon graduating the class the Thomas’ completed the Outcome Evaluation survey and are Healthy Relationships California‘s latest drawing winners! They choose to receive $1000 [...] Read more »