How Was Your Day, Dear?

A simple question that will help you connect emotionally with your spouse.  The Gottman Institute (TGI), after observing thousands of couples for more than four decades, discovered that most couples were not arguing about specific topics like finances, sex, parenting, or dealing with difficult in-laws. The conflicts were not about tangible issues. The root was…

Plan In Action

As the New Year has come, it can be a quick reminder of goals not completed from the former year, with a new outlook for putting plans in place for the upcoming year.   Bo Bennett quotes “A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.”Many of you are good dreamers, and…

New Year, New Purpose

PRAY FOR YOUR SPOUSE!  Prayer is the most powerful weapon against division in a marriage, and most tangible way you can love your spouse. You’ll find that as you bring your spouse to God in prayer, your heart toward your spouse will be radically changed and your perspective of his/her role in your life is…

EOY Thank You Survey

Live the Life South Florida wanted to dedicate this week’s Marriage & Family Minute to THANK YOU for allowing us to speak into your marriage and family this past year. It’s a sacred space to fill and we are honored with the opportunity … All because of YOU! Our prayer is that you will continue…

Christmas Aftermath

Like the history and evolution of a Christmas tree with unique traditions, meaningful decorations, and cultural practices our family trees are much the same. Just as a Christmas tree is the whole of many parts; ornaments, lights, and traditions so is the family tree.  This season give a GIFT OF MEMORIES! A gift that helps us…

Holiday Stress Crunch #3

MANAGE THE HOLIDAY STRESS We will give you some pointers to manage the inevitable stress “during” the day of the holiday celebration. PUT INTO ACTION You can control only two things: your thoughts and actions. You can’t control what your in-laws say around the dinner table. You can’t control your kids’ attitudes. Write down the…

Holiday Stress Crunch #2

PREVENT THE HOLIDAY STRESS The amount of stress you experience not only affects you; but those around you as well. It’s unrealistic to expect no stress at all during the holidays. But how can you ensure you don’t have too much stress, so that you can enjoy some of the Christmas spirit? If you know…

Holiday Stress Crunch #1

HO HO HELP! The holiday season is upon us and … It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! For some … it’s the most WONDERful time of the year and for others … the most STRESSful time of the year. Christmas can be stressful financially, emotionally, socially, and physically. You are supposed to feel…

Holding Hands

THE TOUCH OF YOUR HANDS Holding hands is an ordinary gesture that we may see and do every day. Most often it is used as a sign of affection, connection, or support. Here are some surprising benefits of holding hands: Helps in cementing the bond. When you hold hands, it symbolizes that you are always…

Men from Mars woman from Venus #3

Men’s primary need is RESPECT and SUPPORT. Both are received through trust, acceptance, appreciation, approval, and encouragement.P.S. Most men don’t want just more sex in their marriage … it goes deeper than that! Wives, submission doesn’t mean giving in or being a doormat; it’s a gift of your will. It means submitting to God first,…