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  • 4 Secrets to Save Your Marriage

    Secret 1. Focus on the good

    Focusing on the good is a powerful tool for staying connected.  Every marriage has strengths and weaknesses. Whatever we put our mental and emotional energy into grows. When we pay attention to the good we can turn a negative situation around.  Practice:   Identify what you like about your spouse and think about it often.  

    Secret 2. Learn to be lovingly assertive 

    Learn to fight fair and don’t expect your spouse to read your mind. Being loving and assertive gives balance. Need to talk? Not before work or bedtime or when your spouse is tired or hungry. Practice: Plan a conversation with a time limit (20) minutes.  Request the conversation with one or two options and schedule it. 

    Secret 3. Show an act of kindness everyday.

    Kindness serves as a glue that keeps you connected. It creates warm and loving thoughts because you feel cared about. Kindness is always a quality in healthy long-lasting marriages. Practice: Think about a kind gesture that is important to your spouse.  Do it every day for one week.  Don’t bring it up – let your actions speak.

    Secret 4. Nurture Affection

    Connection thrives on affection - you feed it when you hug, kiss, hold hands, or cuddle.  Learn what is important to your spouse and do it.  Tell your spouse what you like.  Practice:  Nurture your marriage every morning with touch. Give a hug or kiss before leaving the house – say I love you and look at each other.

     

  • What it Means to be a Mindful Couple:

    In this interview/video from New Skills for Living we gain a deeper understanding about acceptance and commitment in relationships. Watch and learn about what it means to be a Mindful Couple.

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Mindful Marriage

    We are excited for the launch of our new Website and the groundbreaking work we are doing in the New Year!  In January two Mindful Marriage classes will be held at University School of Nashville and the public is welcome to attend.  On Tuesday, January 21st we are offering a class from 7-8:30 pm on "Addressing Anger" (Course #311) and on Tuesday, Janary 28th we are offering a class from 7-8:30 pm on "Finding Forgiveness" (Course #312.)  Open to all, participants will come away with life-changing tools that can immediatley be put into practice. For more information, please visit the USN link, scroll down to the correct course number and register to attend as soon as possible.

    Look forward to seeing you there!