Resources for Creating a Safer, Saner, More Loving World

Month: March 2011

romantic affair

Couples Learning to Have Affairs with Each Other

A morning tweet reveals a secretive website for couples in a relationship who are “looking for more” and a leading marriage education program may have more than a few things in common.

Marriage education: Can this marriage be saved?

COUPLES: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Marriage education was introduced as a “preventive maintenance” approach to sustaining love and strengthening families in this 1982 Washington Post article.

Stacey Dash and her kids out and about in NYC

Five Tips Before Getting Caught Up in a New Affair

At 45, Actress Stacey Dash says she’s discovering beauty and happiness come from her closest relationships. Our Love Docs offer their take on Heart and Soul’s five tips to consider when facing the glow of a new affair.

For Military Families, Homecoming Can Be Stressful

For military families, reuniting after deployment may include a laundry list of challenges. A guide from the American Psychological Association suggests ten tips, warning signs, and an assessment to consider the impact of trauma.

Pam Weber

I Am ME: Pam Weber, St. Louis, Missouri

Pam Weber, MSW, helps St. Louis couples respond to relationship challenges from a place of compassion and love instead of fear and defensiveness.

Father and son confiding

Are You Hearing Everything But Each Other?

Is technology helping couples and families hear everything but each other? An exercise from a leading relationship and marriage education program helps make it safe to confide emotions.

Black Marriage Day

Black Marriage Day Aims to Strengthen Families

Communities nationwide will celebrate the 9th Annual Black Marriage Day Sunday, March 27. The day aims to strengthen and promote marriage in the black community.

Therapy Dogs

Yale Law School Library Goes Bow Wow

Yale law students can now check-out a dog from the school library. Educators are hoping a therapy dog will help the future lawyers increase happiness and emotional well-being.

American Idol Season 10 Finalists

American Idol Betting on Teens for Ratings Boost

American Idol executives are betting on Season 10’s younger contestants for a ratings boost. Who do you think will be the next American Idol?

Sunny and Roy Hawk

Fatherhood, Fishing, and Life’s Enduring Memories

Tiger Woods misses his father’s advice. Billy Ray Cyrus thinks he could have done better. Pia Toscano discovered Motown singing with her father. What memories are you creating as a father this week?


Helping Children Talk About Traumatic Events

Millions of children have watched horrific events that have now claimed nearly 20,000 lives in Japan. A popular marriage education exercise helps parents make it safe for young people to confide feelings that could otherwise remain bottled up.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted: How to Stand Out from the Crowd

With hundreds of people responding to an entry-level job opening, how can you give yourself the best chance of standing out from the competition?

Chaplain Dick Millspaugh

I Am ME: Chaplain Dick Millspaugh, San Diego, CA

As Chief of Chaplains at the San Diego VA Healthcare System, Chaplain Dick Millspaugh provides supportive services for veteran families to help couples learn skills to overcome unique stressors of military service.

Marriage Education Flyer

Marriage Education Trending Among Florida Singles

More and more singles are realizing that successful relationships begin with becoming the right person even before finding the right person. Greater numbers of singles are turning out for marriage education classes in South Florida.


Renee Zellweger, Bradley Cooper Break-Up Lines

Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper already have the lines for their break-up announcement. After meeting on the cast of Case 39 and moving in together, the couple are teaching each other one of life’s toughest lessons.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Story Sets New Record

Miley Cyrus helped us set a new record as readers tuned in to follow her parents’ fight to save their 17-year-marriage. Here are five questions to consider if you’re trying to figure out whether to make-up or break-up.

C.C. DeVille

Miley Cyrus: Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Bret Michaels and Miley Cyrus are hoping their new release of Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” will return the song to the top of the charts by Christmas.


Will Miley Cyrus’ Biggest Dream Come True?

A surprise announcement from her father hints that one of Miley Cyrus’ biggest dreams may still come true.


Justin Timberlake No Match for Three-Year Glitch

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were no match for the three-year glitch. If you’re on a date with Jessica, Justin or anyone else, here’s a way to find out in less than three years if your budding romance is likely to last.

Oprah Winfrey journal page

Oprah’s Journal Encourages Daily Appreciations

A page from Oprah Winfrey’s personal journal captures the desperation today’s most successful television personality experienced 30 years ago.

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