Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Is Your Bad Attitude Killing Your Marriage?

Is your marriage glass half full or half empty? Is it party sunny or partly cloudy in your marriage? Is your marriage not that bad or not that good? Is your attitude killing your marriage or is your marriage killing your attitude? Keeping your marriage together sometimes has a lot to do with perspectives and attitudes.
You no doubt have experienced the highs and lows of the married life and probably have thought once or twice about jumping ship. Don’t jump yet because there is still time to turn things around, despite what you are feeling right now.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How to Plan a Wedding for Two Very Different Families

When a man and a woman decide to get married, they are bringing together two different families. They may well come from families with different religious backgrounds, different incomes, different social circles, and so on. These are some tips on how to plan a wedding that will be enjoyable for both the bride and the groom’s families, however different they may be.

Bargain Wedding Dresses: How To Find A Cheap Wedding Gown That Follows Fall 2011′s Trends

There’s no reason why you can’t find bargain wedding dresses that follow Fall 2011's trends. However, since you’re going to have to look further afield than just your local bridal boutique in order to find the best bargains it will pay to be prepared with knowledge of the trends before you start hunting!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Why Choosing a Chinese Mail Order Bride Is More and More Acceptable!

Firstly, I should say I’m not particularly keen on the term ‘Chinese mail order brides’, the first reason being that it’s quite obviously slightly ridiculous, no one’s going anywhere in a parcel, and secondly, that it’s derogatory, and where Chinese brides are concerned, unwarranted.

In The Wake of 9/11: Loss and the Birth of a New Generation of Stepfamilies

I listened to the 9/11 memorial ceremony on the 10th anniversary of this tragedy.
The stories of those who lost loved ones on the morning of the attack moved me deeply: children suffered the death of a parent, couples lost their spouses and partners. It was sad to realize so much loss, tragedy and devastation.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Peacock Wedding Theme: How to Make It Work

The peacock wedding theme is a theme that a lot of couples would like to have for their own wedding, but are not sure if they can pull it off. Peacocks are exquisite creatures, their feathers displaying the most beautiful combination of colors. Having a peacock wedding theme means using a lot of teals, blues, greens, purples and violets. Adding a bit of gold or bronze makes the palette even more stunning. It is sure to be a visual delight for all of your wedding guests.

Wedding Fashion

Fashion for weddings focuses on the dress. Nowadays it is extremely democratic. Everything is in vogue and everything is allowed: dresses with bouffant, ruffle skirts as well as tight-fitting gowns, eccentric styles along with classic ones, diverse colors and shades. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination and wishes. But some basic trends for the wedding attire can be still distinguished.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wedding Photography Advice For Guests

It can cause a great deal of confusion and frustration if your guests want to take photos at the same time as the official wedding photographer at your wedding. This article has a number of tips for your wedding guests to ensure that they end up with some great photos without getting in the way of the professional photographer who is being paid to do the job.

Say “Aye” To These Summer-Iffic Wedding Themes

Hot summer weddings come in different themes and colors. Although a sunset wedding on the shore will always be romantic, there is no harm in trying other summer wedding themes that could equally encapsulate the romance and passionate vibe of the sun at this time of the year.

How to Cope in a Sexless Marriage

The first thing you need to know about how to cope in a sexless marriage is that you must be careful not to let the situation affect your self esteem.
If your partner does not want to have sex with you, this can be hurtful, and you have to be careful to make sure that you don’t then start to take all of the blame on yourself. In most cases, it has taken two people to arrive at this situation even if it is only one of the couple who has stopped wanting sex.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Trinity in Marriage

What is the right view of wholeness in marriage? Do two halves make a whole, or are both partners, husband and wife, whole people in their own right, making also one whole person in marital unity? This article argues for the latter, but with another entity completing the whole: God. Hence, a trinity exists in marriage.
Most spiritual people seek to become ‘whole’ people. But if they are married, rather than whole, they are best becoming a whole half – as they gave up their self wholeness on their wedding day.

Wedding Colors and Themes: How to Choose a Color As Your Wedding Theme

A marriage is a special occasion when two people join together to start a brand new family. Having a beautiful wedding to mark this special occasion is something that almost every couple enjoys. The bride and groom would like nothing more than to have a wedding ceremony and reception that is memorable and fun for all the guests in attendance.

Groom Advice – How to Fill the Time on the Morning of Your Wedding

Panic stations! Red alert! Your wedding day is approaching, and the reality of walking down the aisle is sinking in. The ubiquitous cold feet have struck, and you are seriously considering growing a beard and running away to start a new life as a goat herder in Switzerland.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Technology: Turn It Off And Focus On The Love

There are so many distractions that take away from our precious time with our loved ones, especially our other half. Here are just a few examples.

Choosing a Wedding Photographer – What’s Included in the Packages

The third article in our series about wedding photography looks at what’s included in the packages.
When you come to choose your wedding photographer you’ll be bombarded with lots of different options, prices and packages. Some photographers will outline exactly what’s included in their packages on their website, others will give you an idea of price but want to meet to discuss options, and some photographers leave all packages and prices off their website and wait for you to contact them before giving you an indication of prices.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

5 Ways to Make Love Last Forever

Do you think it is possible for two individuals to live happily ever after? Yes and I’ve got 5 ways to make love last forever. If both the wife and the husband will put these ways into good use, a “happily ever after” movie scenario will definitely be possible. What are these keys to a lasting marriage?

The Dollar Dance

One reception event that I have not spent much time talking about is the time-honored tradition of the dollar dance. Also called the Apron Dance or the Money Dance, this is a common (but not requisite) event at wedding receptions in which guests are given the chance to briefly dance with the bride and groom and give them small cash handouts as a wish of good will for their future.

A Closer Look at the Wedding in Brahmin Matrimonial

India is the only country that is an amalgamation of so many cultures, and rituals, customs and traditions associated with them. Starting from the Kashmir, moving up to Kanyakumari, you will find dramatic variation in the living style of the people in India. Wedding in India is also a lavish affair, which varies according to the community and region of the people. You will find varying colours and flavours of the culture, with each step. Indians are popular for across the world due to their religious and cultural beliefs, and the traditional practices that they perform to keep their family legacy alive.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Basing On Her Birth Date, How Many Times Will She Get Married?

In modern society, it is very common for couples to divorce and remarry. Is it destiny that some people get married only once, while others can get married multiple times? And how many times exactly for those who will get married multiple times?
Julie came to consult me one day. She had been through a few marriages and hoped to find Mr Right. Her question is: “Will this guy be the right one who will be with me for the rest of my life?” OK, let’s look at her date and hour of birth and analyze from there. Julie was born on 31st December 1965, between midnight to 1am. Her 4 pillars and luck pillars are as follows:

White Wedding Theme: The Best Ways to Use White As the Theme of Your Wedding

White is a very pure and clean color. It is usually paired with other colors, because most believe that on its own white can be a bit boring. However a white wedding theme is anything but boring. Having an all white or mostly white wedding makes a very dramatic statement. White is a timeless wedding color. With many modern brides choosing to incorporate more colors, why not be truly unique and stick with an all white affair?

Ways to Save a Marriage After A Cheating Spouse

Ways to Save a Marriage After Cheating
Although it can seem like a comedy on TV or a movie you’re watching, witnessing a wife throwing her husband’s clothes out the window once she’s learned of his other woman, while seemingly funny is anything but. Standing below, watching not only his clothes but his marriage being cast away, the husband must face both his neighbors, who have by this point gathered to see what the fuss is but also himself as he gathers his clothes in a huge bundle. He might have his clothes, but most of “him” remains upstairs: his wife, his kids, his books, his phone book, his computer, his toothbrush and his life. He can buy a new toothbrush, the other “things” are replaceable, however not without several overtime hours. His kids and his wife on the other hand are not. As he walks away, he begins muttering, “I am a jerk. Why did I do this? What’s wrong with me? I need help saving my marriage, but I am going to do it!”

Monday, November 7, 2011

Wedding Theme Ideas: How to Pick the Right Theme For Your Wedding

Coming up with a wedding theme is one of the first steps in planning a successful wedding. There are already so many wedding theme ideas that are available for a couple to choose from that finding the right one should not be difficult. When selecting a theme, it’s important to consider the location, how many people are going to be in attendance and budget.
Wedding theme ideas should reflect the interests and personalities of both the bride and the groom. Themes are great, because it makes the planning process easier and more enjoyable. Making decisions become simple, because you when you focus on a theme you know exactly what you want for things like wedding invitations, wedding cake and the decorations. Your guests also get to experience a wedding that is a little out of the ordinary.

Wedding Party Favors That You Can Be Proud To Give

Wedding party favors are the perfect way to thank your wedding guests who attend and grace the most exciting occasion in your life.
Wedding reception favors have a history. However, today the modern wedding favors are selected in such a way so that along with thanking the wedding guests, they also act as mementos or keepsakes for the wedding guests too.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Great Wedding Customs From Different Cultures

Weddings are all about tradition. There are many, many customs which are usually included in American weddings. There are also quite a few marvelous traditions with which some brides may be less familiar. These are some great wedding customs from different cultures; some of them might make a terrific addition to your own wedding!

Dazzling Hen Night Themes

Music, party, cocktails, and a gang of girls – let the hen night begin. Yup hen weekends, hen parties and hen everything are some great ways for girls to cop-out and have some fun and laughter. But despite of all these party and fun what could really keep the entertainment rolling is some dazzling hen night themes. Hen night themes pack the whole party together: you can either indulge yourself into some cool beer challenge or could groove into classical beat of 80's.

Garden Wedding Theme: Why It’s Perfect for a Small and Intimate Wedding

A garden wedding theme is quite popular among couples that are not as traditional. Instead of having a wedding in a church, they choose to share their big day with loved ones in the great outdoors. Having a wedding ceremony in a garden can feel extremely intimate and romantic. Garden themes are generally appropriate for smaller groups and the dress code is almost always more casual. Expect to see a lot of vivid colors and beautiful flowers all around.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

5 Steps to Conquer Money Problems in Marriage

Money problems are one of the main reasons why married couples get divorced or separated each year. If you and your spouse are going through exactly the same problems, then you should seriously do something to effectively solve it. Meanwhile, you can follow the effective steps below to conquer money problems in marriage:

Ways to Save a Marriage: It Starts With You

People really do have the best of intentions when they get married. We all promise to love each other through thick and thin, despite illness and through the twists and turns that are inevitable when living with someone for many, many years. We have little control over the direction of our own life and so trying to anticipate what path a marriage will take requires a crystal ball that none of us possesses. Many things can influence a marriage and one day the person you married over a decade ago seems to have changed. If learning ways to save a marriage is important to you, hopefully this article will be of some use. But there really are some tried and true ways of learning how to save a marriage that have worked for others and can work for you.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Will Talking About Your Problems Help Save Your Marriage?

 Talking about your problems may appear to be the most natural thing to do. I have heard many people suggesting that the best way a problem can be solved is by talking about it. The idea behind this belief is that when you speak out your problem, you are unconsciously analyzing the issues behind the problem and this will make you think and understand the issues better. Well, you can’t fault this logic.

Wedding Ideas for Fall: Best Tips for Having the Fall Wedding of Your Dreams

A fall wedding can be just as romantic as any wedding held in the spring or summer. This season typically symbolizes renewal and could mean a new beginning for the happy couple. The colors of nature are changing from shades of green to beautiful and rich reds, oranges, yellows and browns. The colors and falling leaves that are symbolic of the season are all great wedding ideas for fall that you can take advantage of. Having a fall wedding does not require too much thought, just let nature be your inspiration.

Weddings in the Autumn – A Guide

Having an autumn or fall wedding brings with it its own set of unique choices. Perhaps the biggest area of change between a late-season wedding and a traditional summer wedding is the choice of colour and fabric that the wedding party will wear.
It goes without saying that the most important member of the wedding party is the bride. Traditional white dresses are a rare sight in the late-season months and are eschewed in favour of a rich palette of colours.
Sepia toned dresses that has the appearance of an heirloom wedding dress, slightly aged, are a popular choice.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

How Hiring a Private Investigator Prior To Your Wedding Can Ease Your Fears

Most brides and grooms will have a few small reservations before the wedding, and that is natural. When pre-wedding jitters are centered around suspicions of infidelity, however, it’s time to pull out all the stops. No one should ever march down the aisle if there is any suspicion of unfaithfulness, or worse.
Modern dating rituals are nothing like the past, when couples were introduced primarily by nurturing friends and family members. Today a romantic introduction is more likely to take place on the Internet or in a crowded restaurant. The fast-paced world of clubbing, social media and telecommunications has convinced some of us that love should be blind. The problem is it causes many couples to rush into marriage at a hurried pace without a proper background check.

How To Choose A Wedding Photographer For Your Wedding

How to Choose Your Wedding Photographer
As your wedding day is booked, the venue, the car, and all those good things that make your wedding day a day to remember, and in that list one of the most important things to remember to do is to book the photographer. It is his or her duty to capture those precious moments on in your wedding photographs that you will have for the rest of your life. But when it comes to choosing your photographer how can you be sure you have found the right one?

Top Five Dress Colors – Dress Dyeing Services Use For Bridesmaid Dresses

One of the joys that young brides have when planning their weddings is choosing the bridesmaid dresses that they would like their wedding party to adorn. The fabric, style, design, and color of the dresses need to be taken into consideration when purchasing bridesmaid gowns. All of the colors that are available for bridesmaid dresses have their advantages and disadvantages.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall In Love With These Wedding Themes For Fall!

 Fall, sometimes referred to as autumn, is that season of the year that marks the transition from summer into winter, where the wind starts to become chilly and the leaves fall off the twigs of the trees. This is the perfect time to get married for passionate young couples who want to celebrate their love in a union of bold hues and elegant travesty. Following are some wedding themes for fall ideas.

An Introduction to Cohabitation and Civil Union in the UK

The number of couples who are in cohabiting relationships has steadily risen throughout the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st as the social, religious and political attitudes to cohabitation outside of marriage have changed. However, many people in cohabiting relationships aren’t clear on what the legal status of their arrangement is and some still cling to the misconception that they qualify for common-law marriage.

Remember Your Special Day With Ketubah

 In a conventional Jewish wedding ceremony, the Ketubah or marriage contract should always be signed by two witnesses and traditionally read out loud under the chuppah. This has been a traditional practice included in every Jewish wedding since time immemorial and until modern day. After the wedding day, the Ketubah will be framed and it will decorate a wall on the newlywed’s new home.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

10 Ways a Christian Woman Can Prevent Her Marriage From Divorce

In one year I knew of at least 10 Christian couples (who were either associates or close friends), who got divorced or separated. It was puzzling to say the least because I looked up to many of these individuals as examples for my own marriage. While I don’t know all the dynamics of why each divorce took place in these relationships, I do know that God’s plan is for marriage to work. I also understand that it takes two to make the marriage work. With this in mind, as women, there are some things we can do to work on maintaining and divorce proofing our marriages. In addition to prayer and faith, doing these things will often require pressing past your emotions and feelings in order to strengthen the marriage relationship and protect it against the enemy’s traps. While nothing is guaranteed, you can do your part as a wife in helping to strengthen your marriage relationship.

Look Before You Leap If You Intend To Marry a Filipino Woman

I wrote this article for Westerners and other foreign nationals who contemplate marrying a Filipino woman and for those who are already married to Filipino women. You may agree that things you do know may save your life, but things you do not know may be lethal to your soul.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Why Married Men Flirt

Why do married men flirt? When an attached man flirts, does it mean that he’s cheating? If so, is it going to ruin your marriage? Do you want to know why married men flirt? Here are some reasons why they do that and how you can deal with them.

How Can You Truly Forgive Someone You Love?

Many times you’ve heard friends tell you to forgive and move on. You may have read in magazines and maybe on the internet that forgiving people who have hurt you will take off the stress and help you enjoy your peace of mind.

Christian Premarital Counseling – What to Expect

Will getting Christian premarital counseling help my marriage? What all is involved in Christian premarital counseling? Is it required in order to get married in a church?
Getting any type of premarital counseling can be very important and can sometimes be the difference between having a successful marriage and having one that could fail. In fact, in many places, getting premarital counseling is a requirement.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

10 Tips For Trying On Wedding Dresses

The search for your dream wedding dress can be a long process involving many visits to bridal boutiques and dress designers. Before you dive straight in, check out our list of tips to make trying on wedding dresses that much easier.

5 Creative Ways to Get Your Partner’s Wedding Ring Size

If you are in a committed relationship and are getting close to popping the big question, you are going to need one very valuable piece of information – a ring size.
Of course, you can always get the ring resized afterward, but to make the moment as special as possible, try to find your partner’s size beforehand. Keep in mind that depending on the type of ring you purchase, resizing may or may not be possible.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

How To Save a Marriage – Stages Of A Marriage

There are a few stages of marriage that couples will go through. This will happen in different orders, different lengths of time, and some couples may even skip a stage. But this will allow you to see what stage you are in, and what you can do to get your marriage back on track, or keep it on track.

How To Restore A Marriage – Resources Your Marriage Counselor Won’t Tell You About

If you are working on how to restore a marriage, then odds are you haven been seeking the advice of marriage counselors. In many cases this could prove to be very much beneficial. But other times you can learn how to restore a marriage from the comfort of your own home. This article will give you two resources you can use to learn how to restore a marriage without seeing a marriage counselor face to face.

Vintage Wedding Theme: How to Do It With Style

A vintage wedding theme is classic and can always be recreated for your own wedding. It has an old world feel, but is still timeless. A vintage theme will make the bride feel pure and enchanting. It captures a certain time when romance really meant something.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Present-Day Demands for Marriage Counseling

Marriage counseling is something which is necessary more than ever right now in our history, with separation and divorce rates soaring. Marriage is the basis for sound families and wholesome girls and boys. Nowadays more than ever before youngsters are in jeopardy and their family homes are unstable. A number of reasons have been given for this rise in the breakdowns of relationships and marriages, with no definite conclusions ever being reached. Modern therapy and marriage counseling which makes use of techniques that work are desperately needed.

Your Wedding Speech: Preparing for the Unexpected

Best Men, Fathers of the Bride and the odd Groom often ask what surprises they might expect on the big day. Here are a few to be aware of: