Author Archives: Doug & Leslie Gustafson
“Love is a verb. It’s an action requiring your involvement and your active participation. You cannot sit back and expect the world will serve it to you. You cannot expect that your relationship will continue to provide love while you’re not putting in any effort. Love has to be earned and must be continually fought
Love is a big word – really big. Especially when we think of all that goes into a creating a loving bond with our special other. When we think of loving our partner, adoring our spouse, basking in the splendor of a caring relationship, we can’t help but think of how we got there, how
From the moment we are born, we enter into relationship with an other. That other is our first reflection, our mirror. In their face we experience the first perceptions of our self. That face (and the person behind it) and what it communicates to us, is how we develop our identity, who we are. This
“Love Stories Never Have Endings” – Richard Back “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” The Apostle Paul Some say the love is the opposite of fear. That may be true. It also may be that the opposite of love is neglect – relational neglect. This could
Some say that “marriage” itself can compromise and even ruin your sex life. Two lovers marry and settle into routines, they have children, they face work at building their life financially and pretty soon their sex life suffers. But does it have too? Do the demands of marriage mean that sex and passion will eventually
All the ways we communicate and love one another, form habits. These habits, or patterns, really create a couple’s unique identity. We often call this the orbit two people have built together. Think of it like a planetary orbit, complete with gravity, predictable movements through time and space and the confidence the pattern won’t change.