Tag: happiness

How Are Strong Marriages Like Healthy Gardens?

This is a question that I often put to couples who attend the premarital workshops I present. I like the question because it requires what are called “higher order thinking skills” – a more effective way of engaging new information that simply receiving it in a rote learning format. The answers I receive to this question are often quite insightful. Following are a few of those insights. Successful marriages, like gardens, must be cultivated. What sunlight, soil and water are to

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Forgiveness Is Healthy

The International Forgiveness Institute has been researching a topic usually associated with religion. Most of us accept the reality that forgiving another person who has wronged us will bring spiritual peace. But can it also bring psychological health? Gathering information from traditional, philosophical, psychological and developmental sources, as well as personal anecdotes and surveys, the IFI has come up with a functional definition of forgiveness. Forgiveness is moral, as it reacts in a positive way to a moral wrongdoing. Forgiveness

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