Building Strength for Life and Love™

The importance of liking who you are in your relationship

How to Choose a MateThe one quality that stands above all others in the search for a mate Published on August 4, 2013 by Alex Lickerman, M.D. in Happiness in this WorldPhoto: Serge MelkiWhen searching for a mate, most of us carry around a list of criteria or qualities that we tell ourselves we're looking for. A brief perusal of any Internet dating site yields many such lists: "A sense of humor, a sense of adventure, and good teeth" says one. "Owns his Read more [...]

Engaged? Congratulations! Set your marriage up for success and attend this workshop.

DIANA KOLLAR Kollar Counselling ServicesCOUPLES INDIVIDUALS BIO BLOG CONTACT/FEES PRE-COMMITMENT SMART DATINGStart Right, Stay Connected: The Imago Pre-Commitment Workshop Next workshop is June 14th. Space is limited,  Register Now!Calling all couples who are now considering long term commitment such as cohabitation, engagement, marriage or if you are recently married -this workshop is for you!  The more you invest in your relationship, Read more [...]

Tell your kids how important they are to you!

The below is a totally true story:Gary was a boy in a elementary school in Pittsburgh who was known throughout the school as a big behavior problem.He was disobedient and disrespectful. Gary was the class clown or class terror, depending on how you wanted to look at it.One day he was sent down to the principal's office (for about the 50 billionth time) because of a "disciplinary infraction" on his part.The principal met with him, spoke to him about proper behavior, values, goals Read more [...]

We can no more create the perfect environment for our children than we can create perfect children

The Overprotected Kid A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.Hanna RosinMARCH 19, 2014A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens in half an hour.” Down a path and across a grassy square, 5-year-old Dylan can hear them through the window of his nana’s front room. Read more [...]

How can you put an extramarital affair behind you, if you continue to discuss it?

How Can You Put an Extramarital Affair Behind You, If You Continue to Discuss It? By Anne Bercht - March 4, 2014Listen now! Complimentary teleseminar: Help for Betrayed Women, December 9, 2013Complimentary teleseminar: 3 couples share their stories of healing, December 10, 2013Question: In regards to your statement on your website: (listed below), I would like to know how you were able to "live in the present" and still discuss the affair over and over as needed? How Read more [...]

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