Center for Love & Marriage

How to Navigate Couples Counseling with Your Partner

Marriage counseling, or couples counseling, focuses specifically on marriages and relationships; counselors who practice couples counseling are specially trained to help couples discover the roots of their problems and brainstorm healthy solutions for them. In fact, couples counseling is one of the healthiest spaces for a relationship, as it allows for couples to work on… Continue reading How to Navigate Couples Counseling with Your Partner

How to Deepen the Bond of Your Relationship

Emotional intimacy is the profound feeling of closeness and connection with someone: in a relationship, emotional intimacy can equate to one feeling seen and heard, leading to partners being able to become vulnerable and empathetic with one another. What are some signs of motional intimacy? Feeling safe with your partner and feeling that you can… Continue reading How to Deepen the Bond of Your Relationship

Love Languages Do’s and Don’ts

The five love languages are the different ways in which people express love, and ultimately feel loved. The Love Languages work contributed by Gary Chapman in his book The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, include words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Just… Continue reading Love Languages Do’s and Don’ts

Five Pillars of Trust in Relationship

Have you ever gone through the motions of starting to trust somebody, especially someone who you may have been intimate with, only for them to betray your trust at a later time? Have you ever felt as if you have given your all into a relationship, only for it not to work out or for… Continue reading Five Pillars of Trust in Relationship

Improving Communication in Relationships

Improving communication in relationships can look like taking on several responsibilities, including: Being curious and asking questions: There will never be opportunity to expand your conversations and understanding of others’ experiences if you aren’t open to learning more about their life and asking questions to be more involved Listening instead of assuming: When people explain… Continue reading Improving Communication in Relationships