Why Every Couple Should Attend Marriage Education Classes

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Millions of couples have improved their marriage while sitting on their butts! No, they weren’t just sitting around doing nothing: They sat in a Marriage Education class and learned key skills for speaking, listening, understanding and connecting to their spouse. Their reasons for attending the program varied. One or both of them may have felt they were missing something in their marriage. Or, their relationship may have been in the doldrums and neither knew how [...] Read more »

It Is Never Too Early to Build a Strong Foundation of Great Communication

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Nathan James King reached a turning point in his life. After embracing religion he was able to put his addiction behind him and focus on his education and relationships. Nathan is a bartender where he met his girlfriend, Erica, an exercise instructor at the Clovis Community Senior Center. They are both continuing their education at CSU Fresno. They had been dating for several months when they decided to take steps to strengthen their communication. They [...] 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 »

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 »