A NEW 2-MINUTE READ THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE TODAY (AND SPARE SOME PAIN)
Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.
That’s the super-short version of our advice for those moments when nothing seems to be going as planned; when everything you want seems out of reach; when you feel utterly stuck.
Yes, just be right where you are, with an open mind.
Let go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and sincerely appreciate it for everything it is.
WHEN THE WIFE WAS ASKED A QUESTION…
Years ago at a marriage conference, a wife was asked if her husband made her happy! Of course her husband stood beside her, beaming with smiles. He was full of confidence, believing he knew what her answer would be!
He thought his wife would say ‘YES,” because they had a happy marriage. On the contrary, she responded with a shocking “NO.”
Hear her: “My husband has never made me happy and does not make me happy! I am happy! Whether I am happy or not is not dependent on him but on me. I am the only person on whom my happiness depends. I choose to be happy in every situation and every moment of my life for if my happiness depended on another person, thing or circumstance on the face of the earth, I would be in serious trouble. Everything that exists in this life constantly changes: the human being, the riches, my body, the climate, my boss, the pleasures, the friends, and my physical and mental health. I could quote an endless list.
WHY YOU CAN’T FIND LOVE – HOW TO FIND LOVE
Are you wondering why you can’t find love? Or are you looking for love with no luck? If you really want to find love and lead a happy and romantic life, you need to give these pointers a thought.
Do you want to find love? Of course, you do. All of us do.
But just because you can’t find love around you doesn’t mean you’ll never find love.
You can look into the mirror every day and ask yourself the same question, “will I find love?” hoping the answer will be an affirmative one day. But staring into a mirror won’t really change your life.
HOW TO BETTER A RELATIONSHIP AND IMPROVE YOUR LOVE LIFE
Loving relationships can last a lifetime, but many relationships fail to last a lifetime because couples don’t know how to better a relationship with time and help each other along the way. Find out how to better a relationship and stay happy in love with these tips.
Love is such a magical feeling, one that can fill your life with happy moments and special memories.
But look around and you’ll see that more than half the people in love are really not happy, or as happy as they should be.
It’s sad, but it’s actually their own fault.
WHAT ARE YOU FEELING? – IS IT LOVE OR LUST?
Is it love or lust that you’re experiencing with your partner? Sometimes, you may think you’re in love without really realizing that there’s no love in the relationship, but just lust. Find out whether you’re in love or lust right here.
Contrary to what most of us believe, we don’t really fall in love at first sight. Almost always, it’s lust at first sight.
The intense attraction that you feel for someone when you first lock eyes with each other, those butterflies in your stomach and that skip in your heart, in all probability, is lust and not love.
But lusting for someone isn’t a bad thing, because love generally starts with lust and desire and grows and blossoms into love over a few weeks or months.
THE QUESTION AT THE HEART OF EVERY PARENT-TEEN RELATIONSHIP
His silence is driving me crazy.
For two months, we’ve been dropping him off at the local community theater for rehearsals. He has performed in the theater before, and always the routine is the same. For months, we wonder what sort of role he is playing, and for months, he refuses to even read lines with us. He won’t reveal the show as it is being formed, because he wants us to first experience it when it is finally performed. Maybe that’s a teen thing, but probably it’s just a human thing: at some level, we all wish we could present ourselves to the world finely polished and finally finished.
Now, it’s opening night. The spotlights are on. The seats are full. His mother and I sit in the front row, looking slightly upward at the stage. The waiting, for us, is over. I will finally hear my son speak. The play begins.
IN LOVE WITH TWO PEOPLE? – HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND
Can you ever be in love with two people at the same time? Of course, you can. But can you carry it off without breaking hearts? Well, that’s tricky.
Have you ever found yourself falling for someone when you’re already in a committed relationship?
Have you ever been in love with two people at the same time?
If you have, you aren’t alone.
While it may infuriate your partner or seem morally unethical, falling in love with two people is as simple as falling in love with one person.
TWO WORDS THAT WILL SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE
There are two little words that will save your marriage. You know what they are.
The phrase, “I’m sorry,” invites a healing balm between husband and wife. This balm, if applied often, will heal any wound, and bring spouses together in the heart-to-heart kind of love, and sharing, that marriage was meant to be.
3 THINGS YOU MUST GIVE UP TO MOVE FORWARD TODAY
Let me share a new 90-second story and some important life lessons with you…
Recently, Marc and I received a thank you email from a Think Better, Live Better 2018 attendee named Kevin (we’re writing about him today with his consent). He said our conference helped him and his wife Laura maintain a positive, intentional mindset as they struggled and grew through one of the most difficult periods of their lives. Certain sections of his email nearly moved me to tears:
“As I mentioned to you at this year’s Think Better, Live Better conference, after injuring my back, losing my job because of it, being evicted from our apartment, moving in with Laura’s parents, nursing my five-year-old through a nearly fatal bout of strep throat, I was stuck in a tragic mental and emotional rut for far too long. And I was sitting on the front porch feeling sorry for myself, yet again, when my old college buddy called me crying and said, ‘Mel-Mel-Mellisa, my baby girl, just died in a car wreck.’ And suddenly I felt like the lucky one.”