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Carrfour hosts HUD Secretary Ben Carson for listening tour stop

April 17, 2017

MIAMI, FL (April 17, 2017) – Florida’s Carrfour Supportive Housing became front and center in the national debate over affordable housing and strategies to help America’s most vulnerable urban families late last week. Less than six weeks after his 58-41 confirmation as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson, his… Read More ›

U.S. Sailor Stationed in Okinawa Takes Top Prize in Fight for Marriage and Family

A Navyman stationed in Okinawa won first place in an international contest for his active commitment to marriage and family through deployment.

2016 UCF Knight-Thon

Central Florida Students Raise $1 Million for Children in 20-Hour Dance Marathon

At the University of Central Florida this week, Generation Z students danced their way to more than $1 million in donations for Children’s Miracle Network, making a powerful mark on the landscape of philanthropy at the school’s 2016 Knight-Thon fundraiser.

It’s Time to Tell the Truth about Love

It’s not love we can honestly promise when we unite our lives. How can we promise a feeling that naturally waxes and wanes through the transitions and passages of our lives?

Fewer celebrity break-ups, but still challenges for America’s marriages

There were fewer high profile celebrity divorces in 2015, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of couples who were celebrating together a year ago who won’t be in each other’s arms or watching Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin or Donald Trump ring in the new year tonight.

A Boy Learns to Use All of His Strength

“I am working so hard to clear this stump. I am getting nowhere,” a son exhorts. “My son, why don’t you use all of your strength,” his father questions.

Waiting to begin.

We Wait too Long

We wait too long to do what must be done today, in a world which gives us only one day at a time, without any assurance of tomorrow.

Ashley Madison Crossroad

Rx for the Ashley Madison Crossroad

Can getting busted on Ashley Madison be the beginning of true love and a happier, stronger marriage?

Couple during break in weekend marriage skills training.

Can Couples Keep that Loving Feeling?

Can couples in a marriage and relationship skills training retreat learn to keep that loving feeling alive? Will those who lost each other years ago be able to rekindle what they once had?

Mike and Barb during happier times.

My Sweet Baton Rouge

Mike and Barb were no longer that young couple in love. They were in a weekend retreat searching for any last-ditch sign of hope for a marriage that had more years of sour than sweetness. For a moment, he remembered his sweet Baton Rouge. And there she was, sitting beside him.

Intimacy’s Secret Hopes and Fears

“Seen this sky from the Afghan mountains, deserts of Iraq, Sinai and Saudi Arabia. Plenty of other places too. Even on the worst of days, it’s always been my place of peace,” Mike said. The pair sat in silence for a few minutes, quietly acknowledging the beauty and solitude in which they were embraced. Realizing the 15-minute break was about to end, the instructor broke the silence.

Two women hug during break in marriage education class.

“He will wipe away every tear …”

“I’d like the fighting to stop,” Barbara said. “I’d like the pain to stop. I’d like to stop feeling angry, scared and sad all the time. I’d like to stop suspecting him all the time. I’d like to either know we can make things better, like it once was, or, as hard is it might be, call it quits. I can’t take this anymore. I wont,” she said as the sobs began.

Evelyn and Kathy

Will marriage equality end Evelyn and Kathy’s 10-year relationship?

Evelyn smiled, not surprised that bringing her wife to the weekend marriage retreat would raise some eyebrows. The couple hadn’t expected anything to change in their relationship after they married. But something had changed.

Can AJ and Ashley keep up their fairy tale romance?

Ashley turned to catch a glimpse of Barb and Mike several rows back. “See what you mean, AJ,” she said. “But I told you already, you ever leave me, I’m coming with you.”

Should Mike and Barb Save Their Marriage? Will They?

Entering the conference room within a few inches of each other, the gulf between the couple betrayed canyons of hostility and despair as they dragged themselves like two people who’d had their knees broken to a last chance weekend for a miserable marriage from which both seemed eager to flee.

date night and sports

Love Millennial Style

When it comes to feeling loved, millennials are much more likely to be wowed by a lover’s acts of service than older generations. But across the generations, some things haven’t changed at all.

Appreciations aren't meant to be kept secret.

Appreciations Go a Long Way to Strengthening Relationships

Couples and families who create a habit of appreciating each other tend to be happier, healthier and enjoy more fulfilling relationships.

How Couples Spice Up Sex with a Sense of Adventure

You don’t have to invite your lover to climb a tree to add a new dimension of excitement to your love making, but for many, making whoopee in the great outdoors is a big turn-on according to a survey of 891 adults.

Want to Know What Your Lover Wants after Sex? Ask!

Is your lover waiting for you to break out in song after love making? Not likely, according to a study of 891 adult men and women conducted by PAIRS Foundation, a longtime industry leader in marriage and relationship education.

relationshipskills.net

Top Ten Ways Couples Get in the Mood for Passion

A PAIRS Foundation study offers interesting insights into how couples ignite the flames of passion that most often lead to love-making. Check out the top ten and create your own perfect love-making scenario.

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