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From: Edixon Martinez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 5:44 PM
Subject: Invitation to Class and training for Marriage and Relationships Class- [version en Español]
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- Commitment to ongoing growth and change
- Good communication skills
- Ability to deal creatively with inevitable conflict and anger in marriage
The average response was that only 27% of couples had all three of the essentials
by: Bill Coffin
We will be conducting a two day class training for people that are interested in pursuing and becoming facilitators in the Sacramento County and other areas: http://www.relationshipsca.org/classes/find-a-class/details/820, We want to be able to offer deacons this training in March. This is a pre-requisite class to take the WCM-TTF in April to become an instructor for participants: http://www.relationshipsca.org/classes/find-a-class/details/857.
Also we are asking for volunteers who might help in their parish or diocese with these classes. We can offer books, materials and other benefits to your parish or diocese free of charge when you become a facilitator for HRS or HRC.
Please call me or e-mail for questions or registrations.
¿Qué porcentaje de las parejas en su parroquia o diócesis tiene estos 3 sistemas esenciales de confrontación?
- Compromiso de crecimiento continuo y cambio
- Buenas habilidades de comunicación
- Habilidad de tratar creativamente con conflictos inevitables y de agresión en el matrimonio
La respuesta promedio fue de sólo el 27% de las parejas tenia los 3 esenciales
Estaremos conduciendo un entrenamiento de dos días para personas interesadas en convertirse en facilitadores en Sacramento, CA: http://www.relationshipsca.org/classes/find-a-class/details/820, Queremos ofrecer a los diáconos este entrenamiento en Marzo. Este será un pre-requisito antes de tomar el WCM-TTF en Abril para ser facilitador de participantes: http://www.relationshipsca.org/classes/find-a-class/details/857.
Además estamos buscando por voluntarios quienes quieran ayudar en sus parroquias y diócesis con estas clases. Podemos ofrecer libros, materiales y otros beneficios a parroquias y diócesis completamente gratis cuando se convierte en facilitador de HRS o HRC.
Por favor llame o escriba e-mail con preguntas o pre-registración de la clase.
From: Maybe I do <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Subject: Maybe I do Update - Thursday, 28 February 2013
To: Bill Coffin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Please find this week's posts on maybeido.com below.
Who is likely to have a big family and what does it mean for the children growing up in them? Read More
Being in a relationship means having to play the role of supporter to your partner. It means showing them you’re there, that you’re on their side and that you always have time for them; it also means giving them a sense of security and love that makes them feel important and safe. Read More
Couples who want a happy marriage should do their homework. Read More
Couples start taking each other for granted three years and six months into their marriage, a new UK poll reveals. Read More
As audiences chuckle at films such as new romantic comedy "I Give It A Year," researchers at The Open University have been looking at what keeps couples together after the flurry of Valentine's Day romance is over. Read More
Dating disasters, awkward sex and the struggle to get a dream career off the ground are all experienced by the 20-somethings in hit TV show Girls. Read More
When modern-day crooner Trey Songz sings, "Cause girl, my heart beats for you," in his romantic ballad, Flatline, his lyrics could be telling a tale that's as much physiological as it is emotional, according to a University of California, Davis, study that found lovers' hearts indeed beat for each other, or at least at the same rate. Read More
Sir Lancelot was prepared to risk his honour as a knight, death at the hands of the villain Maleagant, and even the wrath of his king to win the love of Queen Guinevere.
And it seems modern men are little different from the knights of Arthurian legend.
A new study reveals that men are willing to take dangerous gambles to get the attention of the opposite sex, and the romantic tendency is apparently firmly rooted in evolution.
One version of the Lancelot legend has the gallant knight falling in love after catching only the briefest glance of King Arthur's wife Guinevere.
After she is kidnapped by the evil knight Maleagant, Lancelot is willing to jeopardise his honour as a knight by riding in a cart reserved for criminals, then face death in a duel to rescue her.
Finally, after further trials, he risks the jealous rage of King Arthur himself by becoming Guinevere's adulterous lover.
And it's not just Lancelot: from Romeo to Robin Hood, myths and fiction are are littered with men willing to face potentially deadly trials in the name of romance.
But taking risks to impress women has a strong foundation in real life, where the willingness to face dangers for the fairer sex has been commonplace since the dawn of man.
A recent study from the Journal of Risk Research finds risk-taking behaviour has in part been evolved to enhance an individual's ability to attract a mate.
According to the study: 'In the evolutionary past, our ancestors were faced with a hazardous environment where they were forced to take greater risks in order to find shelter, food and sexual partners.
'Thus, individuals who played it safe in that they did not take any risks at all, were unlikely to survive.'
So, it appears, men have inherited this willingness to face dangers for women from our risk-friendly ancestors.
But in a modern age where these primeval problems are all but extinct, men are looking for other risks to boast their willingness to face danger.
The study looks at three examples of risk taking behaviour in men and women: sexual risk taking (like unprotected sex), gambling and reckless driving.
In all three tests, men were more likely to take the inherent risks involved once a romantic element has been induced.
Women however showed no more desire to take unnecessary risks.
Of course, the authors note, while these activities may have perceived short term benefits, their long-term effects are potentially devastating.
That's something wannabe white knights may want to consider in the run-up to Valentine's Day.
Source: Damien Gayle, Daily Mail, February 12, 2013Read More
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From: Greater Good Science Center <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM
Subject: How the Brain Falls in Love
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From: Carolyn Rich Curtis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Subject: Make every day Valentine's Day- Tips from Relationship Skills Center
From: Carolyn Rich Curtis <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 12:02 PM
Subject: 5 Ways to Pump Up Your Resiliency
From: National Healthy Marriage Resource Center <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 11:04 AM
Subject: National Healthy Marriage Resource Center - February 2013
NHMRC Named in GoodTherapy.org’s Top 10 List
One of the top therapist directories on the web, GoodTherapy.org, has named both healthymarriageinfo.org and Twoofus.org to their top 10 list of best resources on the web for 2012 related to marriage and couples counseling to help people better understand and cope with relationship issues. The criteria used to make the selection included: quality and depth of content, presentation, and functionality. Read more.
2013 Hispanic Healthy Marriage Webinar Series
Webinar resources from Andrew Behnke, Ph.D., webinar, Improving the Lives of Latino Families through Effective Practice and Research.
New Tip Sheet for Working with First Responders
First responders (an elite group including police officers/fire fighters/paramedics) are often regarded as “heroes” who are passionate about their public service roles, and who provide invaluable and life-saving services to the community. However, along with demanding work schedules, some of the core skills that make first responders successful in their job can also create challenges in maintaining a healthy relationship with partners and family members.
This tip sheet provides valuable tips for practitioners to successfully deliver MRE services to first responders.
Putting Youth Relationship Education on the Child Welfare Agenda: Findings from a Research and Evaluation Review
This document published by Child Trends provides a model of change and reviews the research and evaluation evidence on relationship education for foster care youth. In so doing it discusses the needs of disadvantaged young people around intimate partner relationships; summarizes research on the implications of relationships for child development; identifies common ground and also gaps in the research; and makes recommendations about opportunities to further improve relationship skills among these disadvantaged youth.
The State of our Unions 2012: The President's Marriage Agenda for the Forgotten Sixty Percent
This joint annual publication of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values includes the essay, Marriage and Relationship Education: A promising strategy for strengthening low-income, vulnerable families.
By Theodora Ooms, National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, and Alan J. Hawkins, Brigham Young University.
2013 Tax Credit Outreach Community Tool Kit
Your efforts to inform low- and moderate- income working families about the Earned Income Credit (EIC) are vital to ensuring that millions of such families do not miss out on this valuable federal tax credit during these difficult economic conditions. Many low-wage tax filers in 2013 may be eligible for an EIC worth up to $5,891. The boost provided by the EIC and other valuable federal tax credits provide many working families the opportunity to pay their household bills and meet their children’s needs even through salary cutbacks or periods of unemployment. www.eitcoutreach.org.
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From: Aaron Larson via LinkedIn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Subject: Healthy Marriage Game Idea
To: Bill Coffin <email@example.com>
Aaron Larson has sent you a message.
Subject: Healthy Marriage Game Idea
Could you send this announcement to anyone who might be able to help us with this project. Thanks!!!, Aaron
The National Healthy Marriage Institute is looking for someone to narrate the audio version of an online game you can play in real life. The object of the game is to increase the flames of passion and desire in a couples marriage by leading them on expeditions into the forest of emotional and physical intimacy. The game is called OurLoveFire.com
You can watch a short video that describes the game and includes brief clips from the game itself at http://ourlovefire.blogspot.com/p/overview-of-game_28.html Or if you are looking for something fun to do tonight with your spouse you can download the first hour of the game at the same website for free.
If you are interested in getting paid to help narrate the game you can find details about how they are conducting the search for a new voice at http://lovechallengegame.blogspot.com/
The game is based on the booklet they developed, Increase That Lovin' Feelin': A Make It Happen Workbook. They also created some entertaining music videos that teach the principles from the booklet. You can watch the videos at http://www.healthymarriagetips.com/music.htm
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