Love & Relationships | The BridgeMaker - Part 5

50 True things about love life loss 50 True Things about Life, Love and Loss

by Alex Blackwell on

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. – Marie Curie

A message from Alex

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I love my wife 10,000 Reasons I Love My Wife

by Alex Blackwell on

Eventually you will come to realize that love heals everything, and love is all there is. – Gary Zukav

Mary Beth and I will not be together on our 27th wedding anniversary. Nothing is wrong. Logistics are just getting in the way.…

being a good dad 10 Tender Truths for Being a Good Dad

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Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. – Proverb

Being a father to adult children is a wonderful experience. I get to provide friendship, encouragement, and honest feedback without the need to reinforce curfews or review homework.…

self love Happiness is Self-Love

by Jared Akers on

The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me.…

unconditional love How Irritations Can Lead To Unconditional Love

by Stuart Mills on

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. – Brian Tracy

As human beings, we are constantly prone to experiencing that negative, frustrating sensation – irritation.

Whether it’s at work, at home, or out in your town, there’s always the chance that you’ll encounter something that will irritate you.…

The Power of a Promise Kept The Power of a Promise Kept

by Alex Blackwell on

A promise made should be a promise kept. – Steve Forbes

Sometimes when we make a promise, it seems like a good idea – until it comes time to keep it.

The first promise

My 13-year-old daughter Emily was introduced to the The Hunger Games Trilogy a few months ago.…

A Simple Path To Knowing Love A Simple Path – To Knowing Love

by Alex Blackwell on

Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it. ~ Katherine Anne Porter

My marriage, like most relationships, is not simple. There are budgets to balance, cars to repair and children to raise. Life marches on, for better or for worse, no matter how much our hearts want things to slow down so we can savor romantic love a little more often.…

50 ways to keep your heart alive 50 Ways to Keep Your Heart Alive

by Alex Blackwell on

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much a heart can hold. – Zelda Fitzgerald

Most poets, spiritualists, and even some medical doctors believe there is a mind-body-soul connection. Our hearts provide the source of power necessary for this connection.…

My Brothers Keeper_A Journey into Healing My Brother’s Keeper: A Journey into Healing

by Alex Blackwell on

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. – Marc Brown

My brother, Eric, died on Sunday, October 9. At the age of 51, he was taken too soon, and without notice. After several days of planning, I traveled to California to celebrate his life and to say goodbye.…

The Essential Relationship Primer The Essential Relationship Primer

by Alex Blackwell on

Love is saying, ‘I feel differently’ instead of ‘you’re wrong.’ – Unknown

What’s the one thing that makes your relationship work?

I recently asked this question to The BridgeMaker community on Facebook. The answers were honest, heartfelt and sincere. Each response is a reminder that being connected to your partner takes work, persistence and sometimes it takes a leap of faith.…