5 Key Take-Aways from the “Renewing Your Romance” Event

This Saturday at iHope, we hosted our first “Renewing Your Romance” event. Several local couples came together to learn about marriage communication, practice and enjoy positive interaction together, and to encourage each other. It was a great time! Our intern Jen Almers prepared and led the group, using material from well-known marriage therapists such as … Continue reading 5 Key Take-Aways from the “Renewing Your Romance” Event

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Every Day)… #2

We all have expectations of ourselves and others. And we all know the feeling of frustration when those expectations are not met. Guess what? This is the normal experience of human relationships. Continue in our series through the Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Every Day). #2: Expect unmet expectations. “Expectations” are often discussed … Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Every Day)… #2

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Every Day)… #5

You’ve heard the cliché before – “love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Well, I’m sorry, but that is flat-out wrong. If you never say “I’m sorry” in your relationship, it is likely not a very strong, honest, or long-lasting relationship. Confession and apology are central. Not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day. … Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Every Day)… #5