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Your Relationship Story

Your Relationship Story

Each relationship has its very own story, and its own special gifts. No one in the world is exactly like anyone else; we each have our own set of talents, perspectives, and strengths to help us pursue our life’s purpose. So when any two people come together […]

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The Big Little Secret

The Big Little Secret

People are always asking us: what’s our secret for creating a lasting partnership that has brought us joy, growth, and personal satisfaction for five decades, and is still going strong? The truth is, the secret isn’t one big, difficult thing – it’s a lot of little things, […]

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The Dance of the One and the Two

The Dance of the One and the Two

In our book, Secrets of a Soulful Marriage: Creating and Sustaining a Loving, Sacred Relationship, my wife Ruth and I refer to the dance of the one and the two. In our own marriage and work with couples, both spanning well over four decades, we have repeatedly witnessed that the happiest […]

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Fresh Start

Virtually all of us have made earnest resolutions or set goals for the new year, right?! Those usually involve some form of improved self-care, accomplishments, or character/habit changes. I invite you to use the fresh start of the new year to focus on a few areas regarding […]

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Daily Adventures

I just completed a chapter entitled, “Call of the Wild” in Gregg Levoy’s sizzling book about passion, Vital Signs. The chapter focused on raw energy and the alacrity often felt via exotic adventures and extreme sports. I fondly recalled some of my wild moments, such as rafting down the […]

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50 Years of Learning

On 11/11/67, I glanced at Jim Sharon across the room at his Penn State apartment and felt a sudden shudder surge through me. “He’s so cute,” I thought. We preceded to date, break up, reunite, have two years of a long distance relationship and finally marry on June 7, 1970. In retrospect, […]

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Beyond “I Love You”

Beyond “I Love You”

To commemorate National Gratitude Month, culminating in our Thanksgiving Day celebration, I’ve chosen gratefulness for your partner as the theme of this blog post. In my experience, couples tell their mate that they love him/her more often than they express various forms of gratitude. In addition to frequently stating and […]

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6 Strategies for Couples Working Together

Couples working together is a special breed of human! One of our passions is coaching couples who work together, so we decided to collaborate on this blog post. We are proud to report that for 41 of our 47 years of marriage we have successfully been in business together. That […]

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The Challenge and Gift of Our Differences

The Challenge and Gift of Our Differences

I hear from couples all the time how differences in ways of thinking, feeling and doing things cause friction and discord. Coping with and even enjoying our varying personality traits, needs, values and lifestyle choices can be part of the gift of committed relationship. In our book “Secrets of a Soulful Marriage,” we […]

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Martians and Venutians

My wife, Ruth, and I recently enjoyed viewing the one-man play, “Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus,” performed at The Garner Galleria Theatre in Denver. This long-running, high-energy comedy is based on Dr. John Gray’s blockbuster book published in 1992 by the same title. It […]

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2016 Best in Category: Relationship Coaching

Jim and Ruth Sharon

Our focus is wholeness. We guide you to enrich your life. Our commitment, compassion and wisdom ease the way for you.