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Live Simply Love Kissing

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I have lots to say about kissing, but in the interest of keeping this brief for my A-to-Z Challenge visitors, I’m only going to focus on one aspect today: the 10-second kiss.

Smooch 300x272 KissingLast week my mother-in-law told me about a segment on The Today Show about kissing. You can watch the 4-minute video about the importance of kissing here. A big part of the segment is about the first kiss related to dating, but right about 3:00 minutes into the conversation they talk about the 10-second kiss {the article on the same page talks about it a bit more}.

What they don’t mention on the show is oxytocin, sometimes known as the “love hormone” {Google it, I swear this is true!} as the reason WHY kissing for longer than just a peck on the lips is important. When we cuddle, hug, kiss, and engage in other types of intimacy our bodies release this hormone that increases and reinforces attachment.

We first learned about this shortly after we were married. A counselor we knew suggested that engaging in long drawn out hugs {10-20 seconds} at least once a day would strengthen our marriage over time. The reason—oxytocin! Our bodies are actually created to chemically respond to the love and nurturing of a committed relationship. And longer kisses do the same thing.

Give the 10-second kiss a try tonight {10 seconds really is longer than you would guess} and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Grace survey

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I am a doctoral candidate in the PhD program in Counselor Education and Supervision at Regent University. I am conducting a research study on the influence of relational grace or gratitude in personal relationships. As part of the research, I have set up a survey which will evaluate relational grace/gratitude in individuals based on responses to the survey items. Your perspective has much to contribute to this research, and I hope you will take a moment to consider participating. The entire survey will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete, and it is completely confidential. The link to the survey is below.  Thank you for your participation.

Joe Cook
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Adult Children of Divorce: Recovering Origins

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Dear Conference Registrants:


I am writing to let you know a few details regarding the conference next week, Adult Children of Divorce: Recovering Origins.  You can find the full schedule here.  Conference packets will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at the registration table in the lobby of McGivney HallAll conference sessions will take place in the McGivney Hall auditorium.


Parking regulations on campus will be relaxed for the duration of the conference, so that you will not need a permit to park on campus; however, parking is generally scarce on weekdays when classes are in session, so you may find it more convenient to arrive via Metro, especially on Friday.  Our building is a brief walk from the Brookland/Catholic University stop on the Red Line.


If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.  We look forward to seeing you later this week.


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Live Simply Love Intimacy

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It’s one of the most important aspects of marriage—intimacy and closeness—but it’s also one of the most difficult to talk about…especially if it’s lacking and you don’t know how to get there. Intimacy requires trust. It requires openness. It’s a deep desire within all of us to be fully known and to be loved anyway. And those things really only exist in a place where there is also no fear.

&copy; Yuri Arcurs 19301488 XS 300x240 IntimacyFor some of you not-so-frequent-visitors, you might be surprised that the Husband and I did not have any physical intimacy in our relationship before our wedding night. We’d never taken each other’s clothes off. We’d never groped or fondled {words that still feel gross to me and not an accurate depiction in my mind of what intimacy in marriage should be like} each other. In fact, the only thing we’d engaged in was an every-now-and-then make-out session. But even that, we realized, was a pre-cursor to sex and something we didn’t want to taint our dating or even engagement—so for the three-four months of our engagement we didn’t do that either.

I say “taint” because that’s what it would have done to our non-married state. {I dare you to try and prove that sex doesn’t change a relationship, married or not.} And our commitment to God and one another was to wait on physical intimacy. To not borrow from marriage. To not drink too soon of the intimacy that was created for that union.

I’d been warned by friends with different beliefs that this was a dumb idea. That it was important to “test it out” before marriage to be sure we were compatible. And sure, I had some concerns about that. But I had a greater trust in God and His purposes in putting us together. I’d already decided there was nothing that would cause me to walk out of this marriage once the covenant was sealed. Therefore, I was willing to endure a “difficult sex life” if that’s what God had for us.

Now, I won’t say it’s been easy—there have definitely been bumps along the way. {This is NOT Hollywood, you know!} But one thing was remarkable to me—on our honeymoon we truly had the kind of intimacy mentioned in the book of Genesis—we were naked and unashamed. In fact, we joyfully pranced around the room in our nakedness. We went to the bathroom with the door open; we weren’t embarrassed or shy. We just were. And it was easy. And that was far beyond what I’d imagined or expected. It was an intimacy I’d never known, and it was beautiful. And it was worth the wait.

And everything else has eventually come together as it’s needed to. We’ve had to talk about difficult subjects, and share our fears and anxieties. Deal with some awkwardness and be vulnerable like we’ve never been before. But that’s OK because intimacy is a process. There is no finish line. It’s not somewhere you just show up. It grows over time and with trust and it deepens in our grief and trials. And some days it’s better than others {see any number of conflicts in my Make-Up-Monday series}. But still we pursue it because of the trust that’s been built and the reassurance of how much better marriage is when we’re in that place of closeness.

How has intimacy been a challenge or a joy in your marriage? 

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Live Simply Love Generous

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Are you generous with your spouse or do you find yourself withholding instead of giving? We are often generous with the people we care about, like our family, friends and neighbors. We are generous with those in need. But how generous are we with our spouse?

&copy; John Gavin Shurmer 2154928 XS 300x200 GenerousI’ve been mulling this one over for a few days since I was struggling {again} to come up with a topic for today’s post. I can think of a handful of ways generosity benefits a marriage. If you come up with some others, help me out and share them in the comments below. Here goes:


Are you generous…

…with your time—both time together and time apart?
…with your forgiveness—are you quick to forgive?
…in listening when your spouse needs to talk—really listening rather than trying to solve?
…in your physical relationship—do you “give” more than you “receive” and if so, do you give with a joyful heart?
…with your vulnerability and honesty—are you sharing deeply from the heart?
…with your possessions—are your belongings “mine” or “ours”?

 What other ways can we be generous with our spouse?

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Are Fathers Valuable In Our Families? new post on Healthy Relationships 101 blog (see below)

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Are Fathers Valuable In Our Families?

When I was a young child, my dad often came up to my bedroom, sat on my bed and would read my sisters and I poetry.  My memories of these special times included Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, Annabelle Lee, “It was many and many a year ago, in a kingdom by the sea, that a maiden there lived whom you may know by the name of Anabelle Lee. ” When I became an adult, I asked my dad why he had chosen to read that type of poetry to us.  (Annabelle Lee is a morbid, sad story, not a Disney style or child-like story).   With a joyful face, my dad told me how he loved the rhythm, the cadence, the movement and the flow of the words in those particular poems.  My dad  took the time to be involved in his children’s life.  My 7 siblings and I benefited greatly from having a close relationship with our father.
 Do fathers have value in families? What contributions can they make?  How might they influence the well being of their children?  How might growing up without a dad affect the well being of their children?  And  how is the father’s role in a family being expanded and/or redefined?

Fathers are indispensable if society is to persevere (Popenoe, 1996).  At the Fourth National summit on Fatherhood, the guest speaker, President Bush, stated that raising children requires sacrifice, effort, time and presence. He asserted that children look to their father to provide protection, to provide discipline and care, guidance, and most importantly, unconditional love (2001).   Existing data show that father-child interactions are important for children’s development.  Father’s involvement both at home and at school have been found to be significantly related to children’s school success (Halle, Moore, Greene & LeMenstrel, 1998).  A father’s task is to help raise his children so that they can be constructive members of society.  A father needs to transmit to his children those cultural values they must have to succeed in life.  A noted psychologist, Henry B. Biller, said that the father is extremely important for the child’s intellectual, emotional, and social development.  A father is important for the psychological well being of his children including happiness, life satisfaction, and the absence of psychological distress (Popenoe, 1996).  Data from the Fatherhood Initiative shows conclusively that when fathers are involved in their children’s lives, their children evidence greater self-esteem higher educational achievement, a more secure gender identity, and a greater success in life (Levine, 2000).
  An involved father brings positive benefits to his children that no other person is likely to bring.  A father provides protection, economic support, and a male role model.
A father gives a child guidance, instruction, encouragement, care and love (Popenoe, 1996).  A father’s role is to be a protector and provider for his wife and their children.  .  Fathers also bring discipline and authority especially to raising boys.  A father is a role model for their sons and daughters.  This is done through identification and imitation.  Sons learn how to be a man from their father.  Sons identify and bond with their father.  Sons learn about male responsibility, achievement, about how to be suitably assertive and independent, and how to relate acceptably with the opposite sex  (Popenoe, 1996). Frequent opportunity to observe and imitate an adequate father contributes to the development of the boys overall instrumental and problem solving ability (Parke & Brott, 1999).  Daughters learn from their father how to relate to men, about heterosexual trust, intimacy, and differences.  Daughters learn that they are love-worthy from their dad as well as learning assertiveness, independence, and achievement  (Popenoe, 1996).  Finally, fathers are important in helping children make the difficult transition to the adult world.  Boys require an affirmation that they are “man enough”.  Girls require an affirmation that they are “worthy enough” (Horn, 1999).
     Children develop best when they are provided opportunity to have warm, intimate, continuous, and enduring relationship with both their father and their mother.

 Mothers and fathers have different but complementary parenting styles. They bring different qualities to children.  This is important for optimum childrearing.  In regards to discipline, dads often seem more powerful and firm. Fathers provide an ultimate predictability and consistency. Mothers are more responsive and adjust to the child’s needs and emotions of the moment. Mother’s provide an important flexibility and sympathy in their discipline.  Both dimensions are critical for an efficient, balance, and humane childrearing regime (Popenoe, 1996). In regards to interactions, men seem to stress physical and high energy activities while women stress the social and emotional aspects (Parke & Brott, 1999).   In regards to play, father’s play is more physically stimulating and exciting with a rough and tumble approach (Popenoe, 1996).  T. Berry Brazelton states that most fathers seem to present a more playful, jazzing up approach (Parke & Brott, 1999).  It is the way that children learn self-control (Popenoe, 1996).  A father’s play help children to learn how to express and appropriately manage their emotions and recognize other’s emotional cues (Parke & Brott, 1999).  Through father’s physical play and his caretaking techniques, a child learns competition, challenge, initiative, risk taking and independence. Mother’s play takes place more at the child’s level (Popenoe, 1996).  A mother plays more visual games with more verbal interactions.  In her caretaking role, she stresses the emotional security and personal safety. In regards to moral senses, there are fundamental differences between men and women.  Men stress justice, fairness, and duty.  These traits are based on rules.  Women stress sympathy, care and helping others.  These traits are based on relationships (Popenoe, 1996).  Mothers and fathers parent differently, but both can parent well and make a difference in their children’s lives (Parke & Brott, 1999).    
 Children learn about male and female relationships by seeing how their parents relate to each other.  Children learn about trust, intimacy, and caring between the sexes.  The parents’ relationship provides children a model for marriage (Popenoe, 1996).  If fathers treat mothers with dignity and respect, then it is likely that their sons will grow up to treat women with dignity and respect.  If fathers treat mothers with contempt and cruelty, then it is likely that their sons will, too.  Fathers are also critical for the healthy emotional development of girls.  If girls experience the love, attention, and protection of fathers, then they are likely to resist the temptations of seeking love and attention elsewhere- often through casual sexual relations at a very young age (Horn, 1999). 
  On the other side of the coin is the research of children who are raised without their father.  Generally, children from father absent homes have lower test scores, lower GPA’s, lower school attendance than adolescents from two parent homes (Parke, & Brott, 1999).  Children with absent fathers are subject to higher levels of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and emotional maltreatment.   Fatherless children experience significantly more physical, emotional and behavioral problems than do children growing up in intact families.  Many of these problems continue into their adolescent and adult years generating steeply elevated rates of juvenile delinquency, crime and violence, out of wedlock pregnancies, and substance abuse (Popenoe, 1996).  Prisons are populated primarily by men who were abandoned or rejected by their fathers (Dobson, 2002).  Seventy-two percent of adolescent murderers and sixty percent of America’s rapist grew up in homes without fathers (Parke, & Brott, 1999).  A few years ago, a greeting card company decided to set up a table in a federal prison, inviting any inmate who so desired to send a free card to his mom.  The lines were so long, they had to make another trip to the factory to get more cards.  Due to the success of the event, they decided to do the same thing on Father’s Day, but this time no one came.  Not one prisoner felt the need or had the desire to send a card to his dad.  Many had no idea who their father even was (Dobson, 2002).

     Children in single parent households are disadvantaged by loss of economic resources, too little parental supervision and/or involvement and greater residential mobility (Popenoe, 1996).  Patricia Fry in an article, ‘Fathers in America’, states that fatherless children do learn from their father.  They learn not to trust and they learn to live with the pain of rejection (2001).  Long time affects of absent fathers include the closeness children feel to their father when they become adults.  Only 31 % of adult children of divorced parents felt close to their father.  An overwhelming 77% of adult children whose parents are still married and live together felt close to their father (Parke & Brott, 1999).

     Now, that we know the value of fathers in a family and the flip side of the coin of what happens when the father is absent, what are some of the current roles that some fathers play in their family.   The quality of a father’s involvement is crucial.  Simply being there is not enough; being available and involved is what really counts ( Parke & Brott, 1999).  For those men whom have chosen to stay married and have integrated themselves into the fabric of family life, their role as dad is evolving (Levine, 2000).  As Ken R. Canfield in his book The Heart of a Father states “It takes quantity time to build a relationship of mutual trust, and trust is absolutely necessary for real quality time”.    Some fathers are choosing to be more involved in the primary child care (Popenoe, 1996).  They are walking the walk and talking the talk.  They are creating a balance in their lives between work, marriage, and children.  Because they are involved in their children’s lives, their children evidence greater self-esteem, higher educational achievement, a more secure gender identity, and greater success in life (Levine, 2000). The expanding role for fathers allows them to be more nurturing than in the past, to share in domestic pursuits and the day to day care of their children.  Being an active and an engaged father can be one of the most deeply satisfying and meaningful aspects of his life’s endeavors.  Children give men a perspective on what is really important in life as well as the important sense of interpersonal connectedness across the generations.  Children enhance these virtues in men:  patience, kindness, generosity, compassion and prevents the preoccupation with self (Popenoe, 1996). 
  Society at all levels can promote and encourage men to be active and involved fathers.
Wives can encourage their husband to engage in the daily childcare by relinquishing some of the control they have of that area.  Local agencies can help by giving men the tools they need to know in order to be involved fathers.  They can offer fathering classes that teach men about child development and basic skills needed for child care.  Everyone can benefit greatly from fathers being involved in their families (Parke & Brott, 1999).

The president of the National Fatherhood Initiative, Wade F. Horn asserts that the best home for a child is one where both the mother and the father are happily married, actively and lovingly involved in the life of their child.   Let's strive to give this gift to each and every child!
 Change is still needed in our culture’s attitude about the value and importance of a father in a family.  Fatherhood must be esteemed and promoted and become a valued,
integral part of our society. 

     Amato, P.R., & Rogers, S.J.(1999).  Do attitudes toward divorce affect marital quality?  Journal of Family Issues,20 (1), 69-86.
     Ballard, C. (2002).  Who But God?  The Institute for Responsible Fatherhood and Family Revitalization [On-Line].  Available:
     Blankenhorn, D.(1995).  Fatherless in America:  confronting our most urgent social problem.  New York:  Basic Books.
     Bush, G.W. (2001).  Remarks to the fourth national summit on fatherhood.  Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 37(23), 859-862.
     Dobson, J. (2002, March).  The essential father.  Family News, 1-6.
     Halle, T., Moore, K., Greene, A., & LeMenestrel, S. M. (1998).  What policymakers need to know about fathers.  Policy & Practice of Public Human Services, 56(3), 21-35.
     Horn, W. (1999).  No substitute for parents.  Child and Family, 22(3), 57-63.
     Levine, S. (2000).  Father courage – what happens when men put family first.  New York:  Harcourt, Inc.
     Parke, R & Brott, A. (1999).  Throwaway dads:  the myths and barriers that keep men from being the fathers they want to be.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Company.
     Popenoe, D. (1996).  Life without father:  compelling new evidence that fatherhood and marriage are indispensable for the good of children and society.  New York:  The Free Press.
     The Fatherhood Project Home Page.  Available:

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Live Simply Love Faithfulness

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It’s a powerful word that means more than just avoiding the act of being unfaithful. It’s all about where your heart and mind are and whether they are FOR your marriage or against it.

&copy; Liaurinko 2775908 Subscription Monthly L 300x199 FaithfulnessWhen we get married, hardly any of us consider that one day we might not actually feel the same head-over-heels way we did on our wedding day. At that moment, it’s hard to imagine anything but butterflies and rose petals. But as I mentioned yesterday, elation can quickly become frustration and how you deal with that is totally up to you.

You can choose to be faithful to your spouse, your vows and your commitment to the marriage or you can allow a seed of bitterness, resentment or unfaithfulness to be planted in the foundation of your relationship. Ask anyone who’s been party to an affair {whether physical or emotional} and inevitably they will admit it started out with something small—a little flirtation here, a minor sense of dissatisfaction there, a day-dream about Mr. or Miss so-and-so-at-work or the thought that the grass must be greener elsewhere.

Some will say, “Those are harmless thoughts/actions.” Or “I’m not hurting anyone.” But those are lies. Faithfulness is a choice you make every day. On the good days, it’s easy. But it’s those bad days where the decision really counts—whether it’s in the face of temptation, hurt feelings, anger, dissatisfaction or laziness.

How would you answer these questions?

  • Would you ever ride in a car or have a meal alone with someone of the opposite sex? Why or why not?
  • Do you have any secrets from your spouse?
  • Are there any conversations you’ve had that you’d be embarrassed or anxious about if you knew your spouse had been listening?
  • Do you have an emotional connection with someone of the opposite sex who is not your spouse?

What about these?

  • Do you talk about your spouse with the utmost respect, especially when he or she is not present?
  • Do your actions communicate faithfulness towards your spouse and your marriage?
  • Is your marriage a top priority in your life?
  • If a neutral party examined how you spend your time, money and thoughts would your faithfulness to your spouse be obvious to them?
  • How do you handle disappointment in your spouse/marriage?

If you were looking for something a little less weighty, check out my previous posts from the AtoZ Challenge: Always, Beloved, Conflict, Date Night and Elation. Or come back tomorrow to see what I write for the letter G!

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2012 NARME Conference – Weekly Buzz!

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Spring has made its way across the nation, love is in the air, and the National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education (NARME) is excited about the buzz surrounding the upcoming NARME Conference to be held July 20-25 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Don’t miss your opportunity to get early bird specials for registration!

There are so many opportunities to learn from the BEST in the field. Just try to imagine how much you will learn from the preconference training masters:
3-Day (Friday/Saturday/Sunday - Jul 20-22)
3T-1 Active Adults, Fathers, Couples, Families & H.S. Youth Certification Training**
Kelly Simpson & Anthony Landry/Karen Anzak
This training equips and immediately certifies you to teach six Active Relationships curricula for MILITARY and for civilians and for Spanish-speaking singles, fathers, couples, parents/caregivers and children ages 3+! (Plus a program for MS/HS youth)

3T-2 World Class Marriage Training **
Patty Howell & Ralph Jones
Become trained to teach World Class Marriage, a dynamic evidence-based curriculum that gets rave reviews and strong outcome data. Fun and easy to teach with strong support materials. Great for large or small groups; exceptionally popular with Hispanics

3T-3 Relationship Intelligence Training

Richard Panzer & Linda Haft
Does sex have a meaning? What can brain research teach us about stages of bonding and intimacy? What impulse in men and women is stronger than the sex drive? What steps can teens take for more fulfillment in relationships?

3T-4 Certified Family Wellness Instructor Training: Survival Skills for Healthy Families**

Ana Morante & Wib Newton
Participants experience the content of the six basic sessions that provides families with effective tools and skills for healthy interactions. At the same time, they will learn and practice interactive techniques that have proven effective in the last 30 years to work with large groups of families, such as coaching, role play, sculpting, group activities, etc.

(Saturday/Sunday - Jul 21-22)
2T-1 Got Your Back
Natalie Jenkins
Got Your Back is a curriculum designed specifically for singles that includes some emphasis on common military concerns. It promotes skills such as self-awareness, communication, stress & anger management, goal-setting, and mindful choices, in addition to skill-building within romantic relationships.

2T-2 Strength Training for Strong Dads and Moms
J. Michael Hall

Learn how to provide parents the tools that they need to work together regardless of whether they are married, co-habitating, or sharing the custody of their children.

2T-3 TWO-IN-ONE: How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk or Jerkette and Couple (formerly Marriage) LINKS Certification Course**

John Van Epp & Randy Mewhirter/Fred Goff
TWO Certifications: 1) PICK: teach singles (youth/adults) how to safely build new romantic relationships & five areas of marriageability; 2) LINKS: teach couples how to successfully run their relationships & skills for keeping strong bonds.

2T-4 Adventures in Marriage CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Richard Albertson & Darin Saley
Qualify to become certified to teach Adventures in Marriage, a highly interactive program that teaches specific, practical skills for healthy, successful relationships.

2T-5 Becoming the Nonprofit People Love to Support: Peer-Proven Practices in the New Age of Charitable Investing
Bernice Smoot

People today do not give; they invest. Learn how peers are raising millions of dollars, despite tough times, by demonstrating returns on investment for government, taxpayers, and businesses.

(Sunday - Jul 22nd)
1T-1 PREPARE/ENRICH Certification**
Peter Larson
The customized version of PREPARE/ENRICH is the most advanced couple assessment tool available. The online format automatically tailors content for dating, engaged, or married couples. Learn to administer inventory and provide feedback. (Materials also available In Spanish!)

1T-2 A Better Me - Children’s Curriculum Training

Eva Fleming & Sarah Pichardo
A Better Me teaches children, ages 4 to 11, how to apply social-emotional learning skills and ethical values in everyday situations - enhancing cooperation, self-regulation, and moral behavior.

1T-3 Start Smart - Comprehensive premarital preparation**
Richard Marks, PhD & Darin Saley

Become certified to teach dating/engaged couples how to “Start Smart” through this comprehensive premarital program that offers flexible program options.

1T-4 WAIT (Why Am I Tempted?) Training

Joneen Mackenzie, RN
WAIT Training Certification educates, equips and empowers adolescents / emerging adults with the skills necessary to develop healthy relationships, build strong marriages and form safe and stable families in their future.

1T-6 Prepare,Enrich,Inspire for Teens! TOOB**
Jessica Pool

Based on decades of (P/E) research, P-E-I explores how relationships impact quality of life and teaches skills necessary for teens to create healthy relationships (now and in the future).

1T-7 10 Great Dates Master Trainer Certification**

Claudia & David Arp
Get certified as a Master Trainer to teach and train others to teach proven, widely-used Great Dates programs that combine fun dates with marriage skills.

1T-8 Training in the Zoe Engaged and Zoe Marriage inventory.
Jeff Meyers & Dr. Bryan Salminen
Learn how to effectively use both the Zoe Engaged Inventory and the Zoe Marriage Inventory to build stronger marriage relationships.

1T-9 Date Night Bootcamp

Tim Popadic & Sarah Meyer
Learn about, and walk out with, a Date Night experience to reach, engage and digitally connect with your constituents.



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DCoE News - Warrior Resilience Conference Day 2: Trust, Support and Responsibility

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Themes of resilience, trust, well-being and personal health dominated the second day of the Warrior Resilience Conference hosted by Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) in Washington, D.C., March 29-30.

Cmdr. George Durgin, DCoE resilience and prevention division chief, set an upbeat tone in his opening remarks. "I'm looking forward to a full day of learning and taking back tools and tips (we) can utilize," Durgin said. Throughout the conference, military and civilian providers focused on the human dimension in restoring readiness." target="_blank">

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