Peace Partnership
3 Oct

5 Tips For A Marriage Makeover

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  Resolving conflict in a relationship doesn’t have to require a PhD in neuroscience. Here are five steps that help ensure a successful outcome during conflict resolution. Best of all, most of us already have these five skills, we just get out of the habit of using them. 1. Soften your startup. Bringing up issues […]

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1 June

The Oppression of Should & The Wisdom of Why

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Many people seek counseling for ways of thinking and behaviors they feel like they should or should not be doing. These exaggerated expectations are commonly referred to as baggage. But there are healthy standards we need to hold ourselves to, so how do we find the line between maintaining healthy beliefs and taking on unhealthy and destructive beliefs? There […]

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3 Feb

Love, Acceptance & Approval

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Acceptance and approval are often mistaken as the same thing, but they are two very different concepts. The English word, “acceptance” means recognizing the reality of a situation or condition and is derived from a Latin word meaning, “to find rest in.” When we accept someone, we acknowledge the good and bad realities of who […]

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2 Dec

Brilliant Advice No One Shared With Me

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1. Your Marriage Responsibility In marriage, your spouse may know more about you than you do! The trick to real growth is to do your part in creating an environment where your spouse feels safe and secure enough to share these invaluable secrets with you. This can result in better teamwork when each of you […]

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1 Aug

The Most Important Question No One Asks

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We all want to be happy. I often ask people, “What do you want out of life?” and people frequently respond with something like, “I want to have a great job that pays well and be in a loving, lasting relationship.” This response is so predictable and generic it no longer carries any real meaning. […]

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