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A Boy Learns to Use All of His Strength

August 29, 2015

“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.

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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.

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.”

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.

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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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The Wild Kratts Phenomenon: Brothers Martin and Chris Kratt Inspire Children to Care About Wildlife

Soon in its fourth season on public television and syndicated around the world, Wild Kratts brothers Martin and Chris Kratt have turned their passion for wildlife into a phenomenon inspiring millions of youngsters to learn about, care, respect and protect animals.

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.

Joan Rivers

How I Won My Fights with Joan Rivers

It wasn’t always easy winning my fights with Joan Rivers.

Obama’s Ferguson Visit Has to Begin with Listening

Ferguson’s protesters are united in wanting to be heard; not counseled, consoled or seeing Michael Brown’s death continue as a daily backdrop for lawyers, politicians, pundits and others who began looting the community’s sorrow even faster than those who pillaged groceries, liquor and electronics.

Seniors fear of rocking the boat may be getting in the way of happier marriages.

Couples Need More Bonding Time, Therapist Says

For older couples especially, fear of ‘rocking the boat’ can get in the way of learning skills to bring more love and pleasure to their marriages. North Carolina marriage pros Gary and Deanie Hurst help couples overcome those fears and have fun creating happier, stronger marriages.

Preschoolers Learn Lessons in Emotional Literacy

Emotions game helps early preschoolers learn lifelong lessons in emotional literacy.

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Online Exercise Helps Couple Build Better Marriage

An online exercise helped Ellen to tell her husband what she was missing in their marriage by answering five questions. Opening the lines of communication made a difference.

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Relationship App Helping Us Build a Better Marriage

Married for five years, my wife and I have a good relationship. Yet, an online relationship skills App taught us how we can improve and build an even better marriage.

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Does your online match have long-term potential?

Find out if your online match has long-term potential in 60 days by seeing how you both do with 10 relationship-building exercises.

Five Freedoms Helping Veterans Overcome Reintegration Challenges at Home and Work

An innovative initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is helping Veterans overcome challenges reintegrating into their homes, communities and civilian jobs.

Marriage Education

National Study Shows Strong Consumer Satisfaction with Marriage and Relationship Education Classes

A landmark national study of leading evidence-based marriage and relationship education programs shows strong consumer satisfaction and the potential for significant industry growth.

Flat Earth

Virginia Satir’s Columbus Day Story Suggests Not Just the World is Round, But People Too

Virginia Satir, considered the mother of “Family Therapy,” shares a Columbus Day story to help us better understand ourselves, each other and the prospect that it’s not just our world that’s round, but people too.

Ralph and Michelle Lynn

Ralph Lynn Remarried His Best Friend

For years, Ralph Lynn, a former Marine sniper in Iraq, suffered from undiagnosed PTSD. “My own relationship with my wife suffered to the point of divorce. After I got help, I am happy to say I am re-married to my best friend.” Ralph and his wife Michelle today help other Veterans through marriage and relationship education retreats offered by the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.

Chaplain Dick Millspaugh Reaches Out

PAIRS Collaboration with VA Recognized with Prestigious 2012 Spirit of Planetree Award

PAIRS Foundation’s collaborative program with the Department of Veterans Affairs was recognized Wednesday with the prestigious “Spirit of Planetree” award for strengthening relationships among family, friends and social supports as a critical component of patient-centered care and improving outcomes for Veterans impacted by post traumatic stress.

Dianna Nash

Relationship Coach Dianna Nash Helps Couples “Talk it Out” for Better Marriages

Dianna Nash was raised in a single-parent household. “Because of that lifestyle,” she says, “I always wanted to be apart of a two-parent family.” But as an adult, Ms. Nash says her relationships failed. “Because of my failures, I sought love in the wrong places and for the wrong reasons.” Today, through Talk It Out Relationship Services in Roseville, California, Ms. Nash is helping couples and singles learn to build healthy, vibrant relationships by “talking it out.”

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