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Below you will find an selection of past newsletters. Browse through the issues below, or follow the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe.


The 0% Solution (Nov 2017)
Solutions for happy relationships The 0% Solution Do you give 50%, 100% or 0% in your marriage? We previously reviewed how the 50% solution, or compromising doesn't work. We also talked about how the 100% solution or sacrificing your own needs doesn't work. Today we look at the 0% solution. So what do I mean by 0%? Basically, zero means: Zero sacrifice and Zero compromise. It doesn't mean Zero work. This solution requires more work than the others

Does compromise work? (Sep 2015)
The 50% Solution You want to be nice. You want to make the marriage work. But she just won’t compromise. He just won’t be reasonable. How can you work together? Three choices. The first is what I call the 50% solution, the second is the 100% solution and the third is the 0% solution. Only one works for the long haul. The 50% Solution Couples who choose the 50% solution want to be fair. They want to contribute to making the relationship work and want to see the

Is 100% enough? (Oct 2015)
The 100% Solution You want to be nice. You want to make the marriage work. But she just won’t compromise. He just won’t be reasonable. How can you work together? Three choices. The first is what I call the 50% solution, the second is the 100% solution and the third is the 0% solution. Only one works for the long haul. The 50% Solution Couples who choose the 50% solution want to be fair. They want to contribute to making the relationship work and want to see the

Learn you partner's language (Jun 2015)
My Spouse is an Alien! Ever feel like you and your spouse don’t even speak the same language anymore. You may be right!! Yea I know it is all English, but what is amazing is that the same word, sentence or action can mean totally different things to different people. Read on for a simple fix. A recent survey showed that 95% of married people said they loved their spouse, but only 65% said they believed their spouse loved them. We try to tell them. Why don’t they believ

Setting Goals for a better relationship (Aug 2016)
Everyday Marriage Hacks The internet is flooded with hacks for everyday life, even tying shoes so they don't come undone. Today we are releasing professional hacking tools that will keep your relationship from coming undone. The first hack is simply to help you figure out exactly what you want. Abraham Lincoln once said “ “If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.” I think he is sug

Apps for a 21st Century Relationship (May 2015)
Relationship Apps - some Serious Fun! We bring you a roundup of apps to keep your marriage thriving.  Falling in love may have been effortless. However, staying in love over time, through life transitions and through the stress of everyday life takes work.....and a few good apps!  We some apps just for relationship fun and some that can really bring you closer. Whether you just want to add some spice or work through some serious issues, there is an app for that! &

Relationship Checkup (Mar 2015)
Real trouble or just a rough spot? Is your marriage on the rocks or just going through rough waters? The new online Relationship Checkup will help Identify your relationship strengths and challanges. Based on the science happy couples,  a counselor reviews the results with you and helps you develop a practical plan for moving forward. The Relaionship Checkup is completed online and you can even meet with your counselor online or in the office.  Call now for more information. 385-3

Relationship Cycles (Apr 2016)
Solutions for happy relationships Captured by Love, then this happens.. Sounds like a great title for a novel, right? We are obsessed with new love. It is the stuff of books, songs and poems. How can it go so wrong? And is there any hope after the honeymoon is over? When we are first captured by love everything seems great. How can almost half of all marriages end in divorce when they start so good? Dr. David Kessler, former FDA commissioner, has

Your Marriage Brain (Apr 2017)
Train your brain for marriage success. Is Your Brain Killing Your Marriage? Bill and Judy sat down in my office for the first time. John sat stiff like a statue. Judy sat with her arms crossed in front of her. They told me they had been separated for a month, were considering divorce, but wanted to see if there was any hope for their marriage. To get to know them I started to ask questions about their history. A pattern quickly emerged. When Bill talked about the struggle

5 Signs (Aug 2017)
Solutions for happy relationships CAN YOU SPOT THE 5 SIGNS OF DANGER? Remember the proverbial true story about how the frog in a boiling pot. Put the frog in cool water and gradually turn up the heat to boiling and it will never jump out. In the same way, we can ignore the little warning signs of trouble in our marriage until the relationship is cooked. Check out the following couple to see if you can spot the 5 signs that this relationship is at the boiling point.




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