Resources for Creating a Safer, Saner, More Loving World

Month: April 2011

I Am ME: Lauren DelGandio, Weston, Florida

Lauren DelGandio came to a marriage education class in 2007 for skills to strengthen her marriage of 14 years. Four years later, she’s helped more than a 1,000 others discover greater love, happiness and pleasure in their closest relationships.


I Am Me: Rachel Rubel, Highland Park, Florida

Rachel Rubel, a Licensed Clinical Psychiatric Social Worker in Highland Park, Florida, said using the Daily Temperature Reading regularly created the foundation for her happy marriage.

April 15th, Tax Returns, and a Beautiful Boy

As Americans focus on filing their taxes on April 15th, a mother reflects on a family journey and a gift so much greater than a tax refund.


J.Lo Found her Happy Ending, Will Elisha Cuthbert?

Elisha Cuthbert, Jack Bauer’s rebellious daughter from 24, is back on television. This time, she’s hoping instead of wondering if she’ll be killed by a scheming enemy, fans will stay tuned to discover how a group of friends find happy endings.

Top Ten Gifts That Say, “I Love You”

Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages, says a leather recliner is one of the gifts men most appreciate and that women could be just as happy with comfy pajamas.

Eddie Murphy Comedy Awards 2011

Eddie Murphy All Smiles at 2011 Comedy Awards

Eddie Murphy was all smiles at Comedy Central’s First Annual Comedy Awards. Tina Fey said she was thrilled comedians realized they could give awards to each other.

Bree Kuykindall

I Am ME: Bree Kuykindall, Memphis, Tennessee

Through the Fatherhood Program at the Shelby County Correction Center, Bree Kuykindall helps couples separated by incarceration discover that communication is key to healthy relationships and a building block to prevent recidivism.

Stanley Lumet

Sidney Lumet: Last of the Great Movie Moralists

Sidney Lumet, a celebrated filmmaker who guided many of the world’s most famous actors to roles that connected with the conscious of multiple generations, died Saturday in New York.


Helping Children Cope with Stress of Deployment

Military families are learning skills to strengthen family resilience before, during and after deployment. Marriage education and relationship skills exercises help children confide by teaching parents to be better listeners.

Leveling with Toddlers Communicates, “You Matter”

Positive, affirming interactions with toddlers and children in a natural “leveling position” promote safety, connection, and reinforce enduring messages that they are valued and loved.

National Park Service

National Park Week: Healthy Parks, Healthy People

The head of the National Park Service is scheduled to speak Saturday about public land stewardship in Merced, California as the National Park Service prepares for this month’s “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” week that begins April 16 at the nation’s 394 national parks.

couple in conflict

Study Shows Young Men Becoming More Vulnerable

A new study suggests young men are becoming more emotionally involved in their relationships.

Should I Make-Up or Break-Up?

Should you make-up or break-up? PAIRS CEO Seth Eisenberg shares some of the typical statements he hears from people on the brink of divorce along with answers from the trenches of marriage education.

All That is Bitter & Sweet by Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd: “We’re Only as Sick as Our Secrets”

Ashley Judd says, “We’re only as sick as our secrets” in a new memoir about the myths her mother created to build a legendary country music career as Ashley Judd experienced trauma, abandonment and shame.

Katie Couric and Jay Monahan

Katie Couric Quietly Tells CBS She’s Said Enough

Katie Couric quietly tells CBS News she’s said enough as she appears to be getting ready to leave the position long held by Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather to pursue a much more personal dream.


Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth Creating Their Destiny

Like the characters in her new film, Water for Elephants, newlyweds Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth are busy creating their own destiny.

I Am ME: VA Chaplain Ed Waldrop is Changing Lives

Chaplain Ed Waldrop is changing lives for military and veteran families through his service at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. He delivers retreats as part of the partnership that was recognized as “Best Practice in Marriage Enrichment” by the Veterans Administration.


YMCA Bets Happier Teams Scores Big with Members

With budgets tighter than ever, YMCA executives are betting happier employees who understand emotions in themselves and others will be more satisfied with their jobs and better able to exceed customer expectations.

Skype in the classroom

Classrooms Connect with Hop, Skype and a Jump

Students are learning to hop, Skype, and jump in classrooms across the globe. “Skype in the Classroom” was rolled out this week to help teachers and students connect, support and inspire each other from distant locations.

Drive Safely

Southern Grits and a Real Bad Car Wreck

On a quiet Sunday morning in South Carolina, the instant of a near fatal car crash offers powerful reminders about the fragility of life, kindness of strangers, and infinite value of a loving embrace.

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