How to Prepare for Marriage: How Fun are You Pt 9

What does fun mean to you, especially when it comes to you being in a relationship? Have you been known to get into a relationship and after some time passes you get stuck in the rat race of allowing life to get in the way of you being a fun person to be around? DoContinue reading “How to Prepare for Marriage: How Fun are You Pt 9”

How to Prepare for Marriage: How Safe Are You To Be With and Be Around Pt 8

How safe are you to be with and to be around? I am specifically talking about emotional safety today. How safe are you to be with? Have you thought about this? Being a place of safety for your partner is of the utmost importance in your relationship. This will make or break your trust andContinue reading “How to Prepare for Marriage: How Safe Are You To Be With and Be Around Pt 8”

How to Prepare for Marriage: How Are Your Communication Skills? Pt7

Communication is a fundamental and intricate part of any relationship. Your romantic relationship is not any different. I beg to ask the question, if communication is so important to the success of your relationship then why do so many people struggle to communicate with their partner’s? We know that our first teacher(s) come from withinContinue reading “How to Prepare for Marriage: How Are Your Communication Skills? Pt7”

How to Prepare for Marriage: How Selfless Are You? Pt. 6

When you think about the word selfless what comes to mind specifically in correlation to yourself? According to dictionary.com, selfless means being concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one’s own; unselfish. If you compared yourself to the definition, how would you rate yourself from 1-10? One is not selfless atContinue reading “How to Prepare for Marriage: How Selfless Are You? Pt. 6”

How to Prepare for Marriage: Do Not Entertain Him Because There Are No Other Potentials Pt 5

We are back! We are discussing our marriage preparation series: How to prepare for marriage. Preparing for marriage can seem daunting if you do not know which areas of your life you should work on and/or be conscious of. One of the reasons the divorce rate is over 50%, is due to more than halfContinue reading “How to Prepare for Marriage: Do Not Entertain Him Because There Are No Other Potentials Pt 5”

How to Prepare for Marriage: Qualifying Your Partner pt4

What does “qualifying your partner” really mean? It means slowing down the process so you can make an informed decision about the man you are allowing into your life as your spouse. It means choosing someone to take this life’s journey with you, on purpose! It means making one of the best decisions in yourContinue reading “How to Prepare for Marriage: Qualifying Your Partner pt4”

How to Prepare for Marriage: Do not Force the Relationship pt.3

While dating, there will be many times when you feel very alone. These are the times that you must focus on choosing to be happy, continuing to work on yourself and loving every moment of your free time without any distractions. For some people this is the time when they feel the most sad. SoContinue reading “How to Prepare for Marriage: Do not Force the Relationship pt.3”

How to Prepare for Marriage: How Much Work Have You Done on Yourself pt. 2

When coaches, therapists or counselors ask how much work have you done on yourself, what they are really asking is how much information from your past have you figured out the reasons why you behave a certain way, why you respond the way you do, have you figured out why you criticize yourself for everyContinue reading “How to Prepare for Marriage: How Much Work Have You Done on Yourself pt. 2”

How to Prepare for Marriage: Know What You Really Want pt. 1

How many people do you know actually prepare for marriage before they say “I Do?” I mean really prepare for what is to come  after the wedding day? I do not know many people who prepare before the wedding. Many people focus on the wedding itself and never go to premarital counseling, never have inContinue reading “How to Prepare for Marriage: Know What You Really Want pt. 1”

Expectations — What They Look Like and What They Mean

Studies show that it is actually good to have high expectations when it comes to your relationship. It is healthy to have expectations of respect, affection, intimacy, time together etc. Being in a healthy relationship means you are getting your needs met by a person you love and trust. Whether you are in a newContinue reading “Expectations — What They Look Like and What They Mean”