How Christian adults can deal with toxic parents, and in some cases, have a healthy relationship with parents who are toxic or were toxic in the past.
It is not always easy being in a relationship with someone who has Asperger's. However, knowing what they are feeling will help you understand that you can have a very happy life together as long as you are patient and willing to communicate and work with your partner.
Men who fall for women with deeper emotional issues—i.e. alcoholism, drug problems, or have been emotionally or physically abused—have broken bird syndrome. Don’t get me wrong, we all have issues, but this type of woman’s wings are broken to...
I’ve been reading your hubs since the beginning and although I have a feeling of where you’ll be headed with your response to my questions, I think I want to hear it. I think I’m ready to hear it. Then again, you might tell me something...
Happiness comes from a healthy and strong relationship. By following these steps you can achieve an amazing lifelong relationship. It is important to be committed to achieving all of these 13 steps.
Marriage can be one of the most wonderful things that you ever experience. However, like anything, it takes mutual companionship and work to make something good even better.
For some couples, making the informed decision to start a family requires more than simply asking, “Do you want kids? Can we afford a child? Is our home adequate for starting a family?” Of course, there are impending obstacles throughout a...
The attraction is there, and he seems like a genuinely good guy. He seems caring, kind, appreciative, and affectionate. He calls/texts, and the chemistry is there, yet he will not share his heart and darts from commitment. How often have you...
We don't always understand women. However, it doesn't have to be daunting. I'll tell you what you can do to not screw up like I did.
Everyone has troubles in their relationships. Over time, some people still have issues. Check out this article for tips to keeping your long relationship healthy.
Many spouses end the marriage citing incompatibility as the cause, but happiness in marriages lasts because the spouses are wise, not always because they are compatible. Here is the explanation.
Self-centeredness can be a disease that keeps us trapped in misery. To truly enjoy life, we must learn how to keep our egos within proper bounds.
Many couples feel that expressing their emotions or thoughts to their partner is mission impossible. However, there are techniques that can help you have better and more meaningful conversations.
Programs which teach sexual abstinence as the only criterion for purity will fail. Pure thoughts are essential. Purity quotes with special appeal to teenagers will help them keep focused on purity.
The bromance can be one of the most mysterious of male relationships. This article aims to help you better understand and accept your partner's relationship with his best friend.
A discussion about the pros and cons that a couple should consider before deciding to live together whether or not they eventually intend to marry.
Facebook has created a whole host of new terms, boundaries and milestones in the dating world, and the most commonly referenced of these has to be “Facebook official.” What does Facebook official mean, exactly? It means you and your man have...
You love your dog unconditionally and you'll always be there for each other no matter what. Try treating your husband a little bit more like your dog and you'll see a long, happy love-filled marriage!
The reasons why Christians should realize they are being oversensitive and steps to overcoming these negative feelings.
Did you know that sleeping in separate beds could be beneficial? Getting a restful night's sleep can ease stress and improve well-being within a long-term relationship.
Relationships are hard work and don't always work out. But when they do, it's a beautiful thing. Here are 10 tried-and-true lessons about love to help you build a successful and healthy relationship.
Things have definitely changed in your relationship. You have tried time and again to talk to him, but when you do, he won't open up. He will convince you that it's not you, even though he has done a complete 180 in regards to your relationship. He...
This article discusses the importance of setting boundaries in your life and particularly in relationships. It explains what boundaries actually mean and how to set them.
Feeling insecure about your relationship can put a large rift between you and your partner. Here are some ways you can work on finding confidence in yourself and your relationship.
Deciding to live with someone before marriage may seem like a good idea. But living together could damage a relationship, bringing out the good and the bad, causing a couple to rethink their decision.
This letter is being sent to pastors to determine how a newcomer would fit in and be welcomed at a church when he relocates his family to another city.
Bisexual marriages are usually open marriages and have an element of total acceptance in them. Today we talk to a couple that is married and bisexual to get the inside on what their marriage is like.
Except in the rarest of cases, name tattoos are usually a one way street to regret and more money spent for their removal.
The Bible definition of love includes four different words, storge, phileo, eros and agape, to differentiate the different types of love. English has only one word for all these, leading to confusion.
We must admit that it is very difficult getting along with some people. However, there are at least eight ways to help you get along with people that you thought you never could.
Here are the most important parts of any relationship. Showing all 15 of these attitudes will make a happy and healthy relationship. This is the way to show that special someone you are truly in love.
Should you tie the knot or merely cohabitate? Learn the pros and cons of cohabitation in this detailed article!
Women, if you feel that your husband doesn't love you, it could be something that you are doing! I've written on the subject of men loving their wives, and now I'm also writing on the subject of women respecting their husbands.
There are many tell tale signs if a guy is potentially with you for the long run. One of the biggest—how does he react when there is a crisis in your life? Is he there for you when you need him or does he prefer to be MIA? When a guy prefers (or...
Moving in together isn’t about getting married, you both should want that, it’s about finding out if this is the person that is right for you to marry.
Elizabeth confesses, "I slept with my professor." Today, we talk to her as she recounts her secret student professor affair she had while in college many years ago.
When relationships end, we always find ourselves looking for answers as to why and how it happened. Is it something you said or did? While some things are out of our control, there are things that we do daily that can actually make or break the relationship. Read on to find out.
We find it difficult to forgive because we hold on to the hurt. This is an attachment to the need to be justified. But the corrosiveness of this anger energy is destructive only to the un-forgiver.
Follow up these nasty tricks with a loving apology to relieve him of all the pain and agony you inflict on him.
Storing these words and quotes in your memory will guarantee that they resurface in your thoughts and speech right when you need them. Consider using them for personal as well as group benefits.
There is no legal way to make an individual commit to a relationship, but there are several ways to increase the chances of getting that commitment. Here are five helpful suggestions.
How Chistians can recognize the harmful effects of destructive criticism, deal with an offender, and begin to heal.
How do you measure up to this portrait of a good woman depicted in the Song of Songs? Take some time to assess your virtues and the contribution you make to the larger portrait of good womanhood.
As we age, we find out what we want and what we deserve. Have you ever wondered why you cannot seem to find that person for you?
You can improve your relationship today when you change your behavior. Stop being a brat and act like a grown woman and partner. Here are five easy ways to make your relationship instantly better.
When you’re dating someone who has never been in love before, it can severely challenge and alter the relationship. Not only do you feel pressure to maintain and emotionally support the relationship, but there are also plenty of potential-breakup...
Do you want to save your marriage, but your husband wants out? Does everything you do seem to drive him further away? Here are a few things to try.
Relationship Advice: Casual Relationship, How do I tell him I want more? When you're too afraid to tell him you've fallen in love with him.
Disappointments in your relationship can stand in the way of commitment. Here's how to change your perception and lead to a rewarding experience.
Some are nonchalant about virginity but there are still hundreds who value it. They can find empowerment for their moral posture in the following six Bible verses from the Song of Songs.
Here's a look at some reasons single people stop going to church on Sundays. I offer tips to singles who are interested in getting back into the habit of attending worship services, and ways others can reach out to them in church.
There are some men who are very immature. Instead of choosing to have an adult conversation with you, they will instigate a stupid argument—a guy like this definitely takes the fun out of bantering.
The older woman younger woman relationship is the deepest lesbian experience you can have. Interview with an older lesbian, younger lesbian couple that talk about their relationship.
How do you breakup with your girlfriend without hurting her when you have met someone else? Relationship advice from StrickltyDating about breaking up.
If you are looking for the Best Present for Girlfriend, then you are in the right place. This post is full of tips directed at helping you find a thoughtful, creative, and romantic gift for your girlfriend, wife or significant other. Follow this simple advice and you too can generate clever and thoughtful gift ideas that will pay off with the best present for girlfriend.
There are not enough confident, respectable men in the world; but being a gentleman is an art that can be learned.This article explains why men need to work to become gentlemen and offers several suggestions for particular situations.
Relationship repair is just one component out of many in the process of addiction recovery. Here are three steps you can take when trying to repair a relationship, even if it's the one you have with yourself.
A question to my online advice column Dear Annabelle inspired this article about How to Get Your Ex Back. If you just got dumped and want to know how to get him back, you need to read on. I'm going to show you the Top 10 Mistakes Women Make When...
Five books that helped save my marriage: book from Bob Grant, Love and Respect, The Five Love Languages, Laugh Your Way to A Better Marriage, and John Gray's book about men and women under stress.
Problems are always bound to happen in a relationship to drive relationships apart. Here are some tips to get over that bump and put those relationship problems behind you.
Anger can be one of the most powerful and destructive emotions in our human experience. Here’s what the Bible teaches about how to handle it safely.
Are you truly a better person when you are with him? Learn to recognize when a relationship is good for you—and when it's not.
This question is not for the booty callers. This is a question you might ask yourself (as well as your friends) when you're talking or dating a man who seems to be playing games with your emotions, and possibly your heart. He calls sporadically,...
It’s been almost 7 yrs of dating. I’m anti-marriage so it worked for us cause there was never any pressure. What concerns me is that we’re older, he’s 37 and I’m 32 and I would like to have a child before I’m too old. We talked about it...
Even strong, loving relationships can fall victim to friendships with the opposite sex if appropriate boundaries aren't negotiated. Learn to avoid pitfalls of jealousy and provide loving support without becoming vulnerable.
Praying for a friend meets an obligation; praying with a friend meets a bundle of needs-including the needs for connectedness, cooperation, compassion, confidence, commitment and celebration. Read on.
Ladies, have you ever met a man who seemed to know exactly what to say, at exactly the right time? Like an expensive glass of Syrah, words flow effortlessly out of his mouth, smooth and tasteful. When you first started talking to him at a bar, the...
Marriage is tough. You are no longer making decisions for one. Instead, all of your choices directly affect another person. So how do you survive without tempers flaring and shoes thrown?
Find out how to recognize the signs of a healthy relationship and how to avoid getting into a potentially toxic one.
If you've ever asked yourself this question, you already know. But you may want to read this article to know for sure. If a few of these apply to you, you just may be his booty call—and, no, he does not care.
Stop arguing, stop fighting, and start communicating. This relationship article covers four effective communication tips to help relationships become healthy and productive.
God's way of anger management: How the Bible says we can control our anger instead of allowing it to control us.
Celebrity marriages come and go so it's impressive when a famous husband and wife make theirs last. From Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka to Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock, find out the secrets to their lasting and loving relationships.
The Golden Rule requires us to respect another woman’s marital space in the same way we should want her to respect ours. Men share the responsibility to ensure that these boundaries are respected.
A list of the 10 Types of Men to Avoid. Messed up guys who will mess up your life. Investing time in getting attached or interested in them will be detrimental to your emotional or physical health.
Promiscuous and naive women often receive judgment and condemnation when what they may need is help and understanding. Women helping women is among the greatest of solutions to this problem.
Boundaries must be established in a healthy relationship to avoid misunderstandings and disappointments that may result from unmet expectations. Here are five essential boundaries every relationship needs to set.
Getting out of a love triangle, knowing when it's time to friendzone someone, avoiding cheating, avoiding being someone's affair, and being a classy adult -- because you deserve to be a classy adult.
Managing to find the person you love and maintain a successful relationship is no easy task. If you find yourself struggling to find and keep the right man, this advice is here to help you.
Everyone wants to rush to the finish line—relationship exclusivity, without fully knowing what the actual prize is—who they are really dating, causing a potential ending to an undeveloped beginning. You hear it all the time, people who rush...
Dating and marriage among Jewish men and Asian women are becoming more popular. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan; Brian Greenberg and Jamie Chung. Jewish guys and Asian women discuss their lives.
What does it mean to forgive someone? Is it really possible to forgive someone who hurt you so much?
Discover the positive attributes of what you already have with your partner and learn what causes you to lose touch with the meaningful aspects of your relationship.
Every time you say or do nothing in response to how a guy treats you, you're inadvertently telling him that his actions are acceptable, giving him the OK to continue his current behavior. How do you want to be treated? Teaching a guy how to treat...
How are successful marriages built? What does it take to ensure that you will have a good marriage? There are absolute principles that ensure happiness in marriage and family life.
Do you keep them, or not? A local radio station, here in Seattle, has Therapy Thursdays where they choose a listener's problem/question for other listeners to call in and give their advice about. A recent question was from a woman about to move in...