We have been hard at work at Your Marriage Matters and are very excited to announce our plans to launch as a Not-for-Profit! This will allow us to best serve our mission of helping couples in our region gain access to marriage counseling, to help promote healthy marriages and relationships everywhere, and to speak theologically […]
When we think about common threats to a healthy marriage we might think of issues like finances, children or sexual intimacy. While these are valid and significant issues, there is a threat more subtle and damaging to marriage: busyness.
So you’re sorry for disappointing your partner. As a follow up of sorts to my last post, Dealing with Disappointment, I’d like to share a few quick thoughts on how to respond when we find ourselves in this unenviable position. Two prevailing principles are at play here: say what you mean & mean what you say; and actions speak louder than words.
We’ve all been there. A forgotten date; an underwhelming anniversary; a last minute gift. The moments in life that leave us saddened, frustrated, and longing for something … more. So how do we respond to disappointment? I’d like to offer a better starting point. Look within, look to the other, and look between.
It is that time of year again, when all the lovey-dovey Facebook posts reach their peak. When the rose market experiences an “inexplicable” 300% mark up. When restaurants become filled to capacity and supermarket greeting card isles are packed with men frantically swooping in to scavenge the remaining few greeting cards available. (Been there, done that) With all the […]
I interact with quite a variety of couples in a given week, from optimistic pre-marital couples to venomous affairs and everything in between. Through out these interactions I’ve realized one of the common threads linking them all together, or at least 80% of them, is the belief in soul-mates. This seems innocent enough, right? False. I […]
The Apartment (1960)
Director: Billy Wilder
What to Expect: Mild sexually suggestive language
Summary: To try and get noticed amongst the corporate homogeny that surrounds him, insurance underling C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends out his apartment to his higher ups so they can carry out their extramarital affairs, but what he doesn’t know is that one of those trysts involves the apple of his eye, Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), and his boss, Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray).
So I’ve got this theory about love. Actually it was more of a momentary thought, but I kinda like it. I believe that to the “self”, love is a progressive disease. I know, sounds harsh coming from an MFT right? Let me explain. As defined by dictionary.com, a disease is: “An impairment of the normal […]
Director: Guillermo del Toro
What to Expect: Fantasy violence, dabblings in occult mythology
Summary: Hellboy (Ron Perlman), a demon accidentally summoned from hell during a Nazi experiment in World War II, is raised liked a son by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (John Hurt) and taught to fight the forces of evil in the world as part of the United States Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
After last week’s post, Is it wrong to marry young?, I find it important to discuss the alternative to this question; Is it wrong to stay single? (As in not married, not romantically unattached.) While some segments of society place judgment upon those marrying at an early age, there are still other segments, *cough* parents *cough*, […]