marriage advice

Don’t Lose Your Self in Your Relationship

You’re afraid you’ll lose your self in your relationship. Today is Independence Day for the United States. It occurred to me that independence has played a role in Greg’s and my marriage as well – and not for the better. Let’s take a look at independence vs interdependence in relationships. Independence I know something about […]

5 Promises of Radical Commitment

© 2015 Relationship Coaching Institute. Adapted with permission. Download PDF 5 Promises of Radical Commitment Download worksheet for couples: The Promises We Make Enroll in the FREE online course The Promises We Make Promise #1: I Promise to Love You Every Day I know that love is a choice and I choose to love you […]

My Commitment: I Promise to Choose You First

by David Steele I promise to choose you first. . . what does that commitment mean? With all of the distractions, obligations, and personal pursuits in life, it can seem difficult to prioritize your partner. In fact, some believe it is downright impossible. Huh? So, how can I possibly choose my partner first? What about […]

Two are better than one when it comes to managing stress

Greg and Priscilla Hunt, Relationship Specialists, share with each other what’s helpful  and what’s not helpful when they’re experiencing stress. Let the video  (6:51) inspire you to have your own conversation. Download a free worksheet for your own conversation.

The Tug-of-war of Our Differences

Priscilla Hunt, CRCC We want to be on the same page. Our desire is to work together and function as a team. But our differences keep us stuck. So we’re in a constant tug-of-war over the simplest decision about what to do with a free Saturday. To illustrate, he wants to go out to a […]

Wisdom and Advice from a 3-year marriage

Michael and Molly got married 3 years ago. They share insights they’ve gained and lessons they’ve learned as newlyweds. They encourage other couples by sharing some of their own experiences and advice. Find more of Michael and Molly in the Close Companions Online Relationship Academy. Highlights of what Michael and Molly shared: Molly Marriage is […]

The 3 Mistakes Couples Make That ALWAYS Result in Mis-Communication

from CoupleGuideTM to Communicating with Confidence by Dr. Jackie Black Many conversations with our partners are emotionally charged. Be careful of these three common mistakes: The most prevalent mistake is that one or both partners comes to the conversation believing that his or her needs won’t be heard, respected, understood, validated or met. One partner […]

Caring for our Couple Relationship: Handling Stress

by Carl and Nancy Terry certified Better Marriages Leader Couple Stress is always present.  But more so now with the COVID-19 virus and less opportunity to socialize and be with family and friends.  There is also more awareness of racial and social injustice and how that has impacted our lives in the past and presently.  […]