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November 28, 2017

Why Keeping Score Doesn’t Work in Relationships

We talked on Sunday about how damaging it is to force someone to give you what you want in a relationship.  How forcing someone can lead to them holding deep…
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Resources
November 15, 2017

What is mindfulness?

You've heard us talk a lot about "mindfulness" at Friends Church.   We found a 3 part video clip series that illustrates it in a very clever way.  Here's part one. …
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Love Your Neighbour
June 21, 2017

What You Should Know About the Impact of Modern Internet Porn

A number of years ago we interviewed a sex therapist on stage on Sunday and someone asked the question "is porn ok for couples to use?" "Yes" the sex therapist…
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Love Month
March 1, 2017

Love Month Resources

To help you continue to learn and grow relationally, here's a list of resources that we have found to be extremely helpful for relationships of all kinds: Attached    by…
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Love Month
February 9, 2017

Relationships Are Hard, But Why?

If you've been around Friends Church for a while then you've heard us reference Dr. Stan Tatkin's research and his audio book "Wired For Love" many times before.  In the…
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Love Month
February 7, 2017

Week 2 Assignment

If you're like most of us, there is likely a friendship that you have with someone that's been neglected. Nothing intentional - no one meant to lose touch.  Life gets…
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5 A's
December 19, 2016

Allowing

Speaker: Jeff Jarvis Do you have any controlling people in your life?  You know..the kind who like to make the decisions, who feel the need to comment about something they…
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5 A's
December 14, 2016

What makes you feel loved?

David Richo suggests that what things make us feel loved are encoded into us from our childhood.  Are you aware of the things that make you feel loved?  Do you…
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5 A'sMessages
December 12, 2016

Affection

Speaker: Vince Klassen I recently cooked a meal for some friends of mine. They had had a rough year so I thought doing something nice, like cooking a delicious meal for…
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5 A'sMessages
December 5, 2016

Framing Appreciation

Speaker: Trevor Dreher Chances are you heard growing up, “Always remember to say thank you.” I know for me that sentence echoes from my childhood. I remember my parents making…
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5 A'sMessages
November 28, 2016

Acceptance

Speaker: Vince Klassen I was chatting with someone recently, talking about something we both agreed on (our reaction to the US election), and I suddenly found myself saying, “It won’t…
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5 A'sMessages
November 22, 2016

Attention

Speaker: Jeff Jarvis Loving well, we believe, is the ultimate hallmark of the spiritual journey.  We'll do anything around here to encourage this. So a few years ago we introduced…
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Resources
October 13, 2016

3 Things You Need to Know About Your Partner – Part 3

Week 3 of 3: Opinions - Feelings   This is the last week of our little blog miniseries.  Week 1 and week 2 are here if you missed them. By now…
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Resources
October 4, 2016

3 Things You Need to Know About Your Partner – Part 2

Week 2 of 3: Criticism - Appreciation   The reality is most of us are different from our partners.  No matter who we are, and who they are.  On some…
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