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Apologizing to Your Beloved

As I begin to formulate my thoughts about apologizing to your beloved partner, I’m reminded of two popular sayings from yesteryear. One is that, “You always hurt the ones you love.” The other that springs to mind is a line from the 1960’s movie, Love Story: “Love means never […]

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It’s the Little Things

When Jim and I were first married (we are talking about 1970!), I made every little effort to please him. I would serve him the nicest cut of meat or the intact piece of pie. Over the years, I let this slip, being so busy and egalitarian […]

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Busting Myths About Couples Retreats

Busting Myths About Couples Retreats by Ruth Sharon When Jim and I invite committed couples of all ages to our retreats, we sometimes get push back. Many people say things that show me that they may not truly understand the value and benefits of a couples retreat. […]

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F.R.E.S.H. Start For Your Love Life

F.R.E.S.H Start For Your Love Life by Ruth Sharon I heard a story about a young man home on leave from the Army who was impatiently standing in the grocery checkout line. The woman in front of him only had one item. His mind went off in anger. Why […]

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How to Build Trust in Your Relationship

How to Build Trust in Your Relationship The other day in my counseling office, a couple shared how guarded they have been about letting love flow continually. They have spurts of really “good” periods, then suspicion or hurt creep in and the doors of their hearts slam shut. Drama […]

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Tips for Infusing Soul into Your Relationship

Tips for Infusing Soul into Your Relationship Jim and I just returned from our first book tour ever. What a huge learning experience! Launching our “Secrets of a Soulful Marriage” book, coaching programs, website and romantic retreats is a real calling for us. We have been dubbed Warriors for Love! We […]

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5 Things NOT to Do

Here we are on our book tour for Secrets of a Soulful Marriage in Pennsylvania. Many couples are eager to discover how to create and sustain their sacred , loving relationship. We like to draw distinctions of what works and what doesn’t.   Some people have requested […]

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What will you embrace today?

  Are you getting enough hugs? Physical hugs are delicious, especially with someone you love, and promote healthy endorphins  and immune boosts. Do you know that emotional embraces are essential too. Practice ways to accept and honor what is happening in your current circumstances and within you. Learn how Soulful […]

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Do you ever feel at a loss of what to talk about?

Ted and Terry were sitting at home one evening just staring ahead. The wife told her husband, “I will call Joan to see what they were doing this evening.” Terry talked with Joan to learn that the couple was sipping tea and talking. She hung up the phone and asked […]

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Are you a Parent with Passion?

I hear the stories almost every day from clients of how they struggle with being passionate and sexy, being so busy parenting children and looking out for their aging parents. Even without raising children, many are too busy, stressed or tired to engage in intimate connection with their […]

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