Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 13

10 Powerful Secrets on How To Build A Great Marriage

Here is another interesting YouTube video which aims to share advice to help people work through issues and build a great marriage.  Uploaded on May 25, 2008


Comments from the producers of this video: “This film discusses 10 powerful secrets for how you can build a great marriage. It is based on an article that I wrote and distributed around the Internet some time ago. Please leave comments about the video…..particularly if you find the video helpful.”

Susanne Fengler, Blog Author



Jul 31

5/22 Tips for having a successful relationship – Mantalk

One of the most interesting series of video is the ‘Man Talk’, uploaded by   SupDaily06 in January, 2012.  The theme is one everyone would be familiar with … forgive those around you.


We hope  you found this as interesting and challenging as we did!

Susanne Fengler, Blog Author


Jul 24

5/21 The 10 Common Myths about having a great Marriage

fidelity couple2If we have grown up watching movies about happy endings or reading the latest romance novels, we can get the wrong idea about relationships and marriage. 

We might then begin to have those expectations of people around us.  We might really believe that life is a ‘happily ever after’ fairy tale.  However as most of us have learned, the wedding is the easier part because the marriage takes work!

Here are 10 of the most common myths when people have unreal expectations about relationships and marriage:

Myth No. 1:      “A great relationship means you have to think alike on every issue.”


Jul 18

5/20 Conflict Solutions and the Household Duties

couple6The issues in who does what around the home is one of the crisis points for many relationships.  ‘You never clean the toilet!’ …or    ‘You never clean the car!’ can be heard in many houses.  So what are the roles in running a house and who does what in your home?

Who takes the responsibility for the household and outside duties, for discipline and raising the children, for finances, communication and planning style, for initiating sex and personal pleasure or for long range planning?

Print off this post if it helps you sort through the issues of conflict over duties.


Jul 11

5/19 Understanding Payoffs in Conflict Solutions

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In this post we want to talk about a concept we often find in Counseling and Mentoring: “Why do people do what they?”

Life Stratagies - McGrawDr Phil McGraw answers this question with his ‘Life Law #4: “People do what works.”   People do what they do because of ‘Payoffs’.  Think about the concept and begin to see other’s actions actions in the understanding personal payoff.  It might take some thinking but it’s well worth the time and energy to help see other’s through different eyes.


Jul 09

5/18 Conflict Solutions looks at ‘What do you to Want to Change?’

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women with glassesAs we continue to look at relationships, especially those between spouses, we can ask the Question: “What do you want to change in your relationship?

Life is all about change! 

Have you noticed that?  Some changes are exactly what you want because you started and finished the process.  Other changes just have to do with life; some change we have an input and other changes we don’t.  Have you thought about change as a positive event?  Or that change can be the springboard t a better life?


Jul 02

5/17 Life Law #3: “You create your own experience”

Life Stratagies - McGrawHere is another adaptation of Dr. Phil McGraw’s book called ‘Life Strategies’.  This is his Third law in the Principles of learning to live the kind of life your Creator meant for you to have.

When you begin to acknowledge and accept the accountability for your own life, you will begin to understand that your role in creating the results you want in yours and God’s hands.

As an adult, you have the responsibility in your hands.  No matter what your life’s circumstances, you can no longer dodge the fact of your own input into where you are today.