Blog

These blog posts reflect the types of work we do, some of the questions we address, and experiences we’ve had working with individuals and committed couples seeking deeper love, better relationships, and stronger marriages.

Could your story help someone?

Could your story help someone?

In recent years, many individuals and couples have said to me, "Your story was so helpful to me." In some ways I'm surprised each time I hear it. In other ways, I'm not. After all, I've always been intrigued by stories and the power to communicate, educate, instruct,...

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Wedded ‘Bliss + Balance’

Wedded ‘Bliss + Balance’

The Union Studio Wedding and Special Events blog features "Bliss + Balance with Brenda," a joint post with The Union Studio Founder & Lead Planner Amanda O'Callaghan and guest writer Brenda Dow, a life coach specializing in relationships and an experienced...

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Preventing the August and January Peaks

Preventing the August and January Peaks

Much has changed about 2020. However, only time will tell if the August or January peak will be affected. And, if so, will each peak be more severe? What peak you ask? It's the peak that wreaks havoc on finances, can tear families apart, and may turn former lovers...

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Fun facilitates Intimacy … and other FUN facts

Fun facilitates Intimacy … and other FUN facts

Looking for a relationship boost, marriage-bonding activity, at-home date-night idea? Focused on problems instead of possibilities ... especially during the pandemic? Find the fun! Enjoyment, laughter, and moments of joy facilitate intimacy. Studies show you can boost...

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Q&A: What if my spouse wants a divorce?

Q&A: What if my spouse wants a divorce?

Question: "I have been with my husband for 4 years, married 3, and we are on the verge of divorce but trying to save our marriage. ... We started having intimacy issues and communication issues 6 months after getting married. … We stopped talking to each other and I...

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