Dear Blessed Families,
Dear Blessed Families,
Written by Greg Baer on reallove.com/blog
Last week I posted a blog about establishing a personal zero tolerance for anger. Click here to read that blog. I should have anticipated—but did not—a question that would naturally follow what I said. One woman wrote:
“I understand the disadvantages of anger, but how do you say something important to your husband when he doesn’t ever communicate and rarely honors his agreements? Sometimes anger is the only thing that works with someone like that.”Continue reading
Relationship researcher and therapist John Gottman, has shown that relationships are strengthened when couples engage in 5 positive interactions for every 1 negative interaction. By taking on this challenge you’ll create an awareness about how you interact with your partner. Many of the suggested actions follow Gary Chapman‘s 5 Love Languages, so there is an action to meet the need of every partner! You may also begin interacting with one another in ways you haven’t in months, years or maybe ever. Sounds like a good way to add some spark to the everyday routine!Continue reading
Finally an open conversation about several issues that are going on. I am blessed and committed to have a very honest relationship with my wife but we have recently been talking to couples About intimacy and sex. People struggle with it and there is hardly any real conversation so I’m really happy about this program. Also we are very diverse group: 1st gen/2nd gen, blessed single that is a very good base for the future Thanks a lot for your courage.
Couples Coming to Action
May 17- 19, 2019 we held a special young blessed Couples workshop in the area where we live, a beautiful UNESCO heritage, called Langhe.
12 Couples from all over Italy and Europe came, we had 3 days of heavy rain and this could lead us even closer in all our activities.
To nail parenting, you have to place your marriage before parenting.
Before the kids came along, it was just you and your spouse.
And guess what, when your kids are all grown up and move out…
It will once again, just be you and your spouse.
I know this sounds bizarre, but our children will grow up and start a family of their own. It’s our job as parents to show them what unity in marriage looks like. What love looks like. What a healthy argument sounds like. Most importantly, how to communicate with your spouse.
One of the best gifts you can give your spouse is enthusiasm; not just accepting each other’s differences, but celebrating those differences, admiring those differences, and being thankful that your life together will be that much richer and more well-rounded because the two of you are different.
Let me give you an example from my own marriage.
Yes. They are hard and they suck most of the time. Can’t deny that. But this kind of relationship has many perks too! You just need to remember them more often. It’s always good to look at the bright side of any situation. And if you are blessed to be in one. You will understand these 11 benefits of long distance relationships. Don’t forget: in the long term, they are totally worth it. Read more…
Neumühle, Bad Camberg, Germany, 11th – 14th October 2018
Around 60 representatives from all of Europe, including Russia, the Middle East, gathered for our Annual BFD meeting. The weather was warm and sunny with breathtaking autumn colours in the surrounding forest.
The overall theme of the meeting was “Creating a community that cares” – to develop caring communities where everyone feels supported in growing and becoming an ideal family. Continue reading