Monthly Archives: June 2014

15 imperatives for a lasting marriage

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15 imperatives for a lasting marriage   1. Make it your mission to be the best spouse in the world a. when you both have that attitude your marriage becomes more resilient 2. Become each other’s…

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15 imperatives for a lasting marriage

15 imperatives for a lasting marriage   1. Make it your mission to be the best spouse in the world a. when you both have that attitude your marriage becomes more resilient 2. Become each other’s best friend a. Make … Continue reading

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marriage and the little voice

marriage and the little voice I was recently exposed to an amazing new teaching. It relates to the brain and that little voice in our minds. It would seem that the major task of the brain is to keep us … Continue reading

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How to have a constructive argument

communication in marriage – arguments Despite the best intentions and honed inter-personal skills, you will argue. This is normal. The classic stages of group dynamics hold in marriage too. Forming, storming, norming and performing except in a marriage the cycle … Continue reading

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communication in marriage: rapport

communication in marriage: rapport: Being in rapport is one of the most powerful states you can be in. When you met, you were in massive chemical rapport. Remember the first words you shared, asking for the first date, the first … Continue reading

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communication skills in marriage: transactional analysis

communication skills in marriage: transactional analysis There are 3 states of communication according to this well-known model. Parent to Child Child to Parent Adult to Adult The ideal is to have Adult to Adult conversations. This is when you have … Continue reading

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Axiology and marriage

This is an excerpt from the book, “So you’re married, now what? Written by the marriage expert, Stephen van Basten http://www.stephenvanbasten.co.za

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