Commitment

There is a lot of information out there about why marriages fail.  A quick search of the internet turns up articles on how communication is the key to marital success.  I don’t buy it, and neither should you.  Communication is important, but what many don’t realize is that we are always communicating.  In fact, you cannot NOT communicate. Everything you do communicates something.  Whether you communicated what you intended is another story.  Tony Robbins explains it best when he says “communication is defined by the response you get.”  Communication is not the reason marriages fail.  Neither are money problems, health
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Fireproofing Your Marriage

“Never leave your partner behind” is the tagline for the newly released movie “Fireproof.”   This movie depicts a young married couple experiencing total marital meltdown.   While the couple (Catherine and Caleb Holt) are fictional the problems they face are all too common.   Furthermore, the way they fight over these problems and how quickly they consider divorce is all too common as well.   How their marriage is rescued is the main story in the movie. Let me set the stage for you.  Caleb is a captain in the town fire department.  Catherine works in public relations at the local hospital.  Married
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CARP: Couples Acquiring Relational Principles

In families, the most important relationship is the mother-father relationship.  You’ve heard it said that “happy parents make happy kids?”  It’s true.  The stability of the family rests on the mother and father (or parent and stepparent) maintaining a strong and healthy bond.  Every so often, this column will be devoted to providing information that is designed to enrich the couple relationship.   This month, I want to share a couple of important relationship skills.  The first is called “Sharing Withholds,” and the second is “The Habit of Happiness.”  Both of these skills were taught to me by Dr. Les Parrott,
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