Love & Relationships | The BridgeMaker - Part 4

relationship with yourself 5 Practices for a Healthy Relationship with Yourself

by Hannah Braime on

The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. – Steve Maraboli

Our relationship with ourselves influences every aspect of our lives—but it took me a long time to recognize this. Having spent years trying to fix things on the outside, trying harder at work, focusing on my relationships with other people, and living as busy and productive a life as possible, the penny finally dropped.…

christmas love Remember the Love

by Alex Blackwell on

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. – Dale Evans

There are so many things to remember during the holidays.

We need to remember the names that go on the gift list.…

strong marriage How a Mortgage Company Strengthened My Marriage

by Alex Blackwell on

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. – Mignon McLaughlin

The letter arrived in an envelope that looked more like junk mail than official correspondence from a mortgage insurance company. I took the bait and opened it because I wanted to make sure the letter wasn’t legitimate.…

one simple commitment One Simple Commitment a Marriage Desires

by Alex Blackwell on

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. – Mignon McLaughlin

June is a month for weddings. The month is named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage.

On the first day of June, the ancient Romans celebrated a festival in honor of Juno.…

things to be 30 Things to Be

by Alex Blackwell on

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. – Arthur Rubinstein

When I was a boy, there were so many things I wanted to be. I wanted to be a cowboy, a professional baseball player and a motorcycle daredevil.…

the power of love The More You Give, the More You Have

by Galen Pearl on

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite. – Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Juliet was just a teenager when she proclaimed her love for Romeo, but she was wise beyond her years.…

beautiful life Isn’t Life Beautiful?

by Alex Blackwell on

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. – Frank Lloyd Wright

A note from Alex: Mary Beth and I are taking our first vacation – alone, in almost 17 years. Our time together reminded me of this post. Even though a lot has happened in the two and half years since writing this, my answer to the question, Isn’t Life Beautiful?…

improve relationships 5 Practical Ways to Improve Your Relationships

by Helen Smith on

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. – Buddha

The New Year stretches out before us, but many look back on the old one filled with regret.

This could be because of missed opportunities, the loss of someone special, or dreams unrealized.…

lasting love What Makes Love Last

by Alex Blackwell on

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle

After a particularly hard day, Mary Beth turned down the world’s noise to give me a chance to talk about what was bothering me. She sensed I was hurting and then provided the care needed.…

accept body Accepting Your Body

by Rita A. Schulte on

It’s never been true, not anywhere at any time, that the value of a soul, of a human spirit, is dependent on a number on a scale. – Geneen Roth

Raise your hand if you’ve ever: – Lied about your weight – Hated a body part – Wouldn’t be seen in a swim suit – Wanted to lose 10 pounds – Hated your shape – Talked critically about your body – Wished you had someone else’s body type

If you answered yes to three or more of those questions, you’re probably not comfortable in your own skin!…

Face-to-Face Relationships 5 Ways to Maintain Face-to-Face Connection

by Harriet Cabelly on

When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with another – and ourselves. – Jack Kornfield

This is not rocket science and there’s certainly nothing new here. But with screens and fingers taking over, our faces seem to be getting a bit blurry.…

Change-the-world The Only Way to Change the World

by Alex Blackwell on

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. – Mother Teresa

Our words won’t change the world. The world has heard it all before. Our tithes won’t change the world.…