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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.

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.

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.

Help Needed to End Veteran Homelessness

Fifteen homeless Veteran families will have a chance to move into permanent housing at next weekend’s Miami Homeless Veterans Stand Down thanks to an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sacrificing love for lent

What could it mean to sacrifice love for Lent?

What could it mean to sacrifice love for Lent? PAIRS CEO Seth Eisenberg considers what it might mean for couples, marriages and families made up of people who by our very nature are lifelong “works in progress” if modern love was built on a foundation of commitment rather than commitment depending on feelings of love.

Kayla Mueller

Kayla, Rosie, Brian and Society at a Crossroads

As a society, is America more interested in the breakup of Rosie O’Donnell or the plight of a young American woman, Kayla Mueller, who risked her life to help people suffering far from our shores?

Can Married at First Sight Lead to Happily Ever After?

Can married at first sight lead to lasting love and happiness? I’ve seen that it can, although there’s much more to it than what our eyes and heart experience.

Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson, Missouri

Will Michael Brown and Other Children Die in Vain?

Whether or not Michael Brown died in vain depends on mothers and fathers transforming anger and anguish into tangible expressions of love in struggling inner-city homes and neighborhoods.

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