PAIRS has been an industry leader in marriage and relationship education for a quarter century.
For couples who are married or have children, the cost of relationship breakdown can be the difference between the middle class and poverty. The concept of the Daily Temperature Reading was originally developed by Virginia Satir, a pioneer in the field of humanistic psychology. Over the past quarter century, it’s been refined, adapted and shared by PAIRS leaders to tens of thousands of diverse participants across the world.
On one late afternoon drive home, God called me onto the carpet.
He wasn’t — and yet he had a quiet strength that felt like a harbor.
I made a commitment at a very young age to remain sexually chaste, and I’ve done so.
” Would that be forcing too much intimacy too soon?
Is it right for a woman to be so forward with a man who’s not her husband? Dear True, First of all, I agree with you that this is something important for you to know, should this man become your husband.
Today's relationships are more often based on meeting each other's needs for love and intimacy.
The reason so many relationships sour is much more about couples not having the skills to sustain love and intimacy.
Having said that, though, this question can be very dangerous for you, at this point.
It’s time to have this awkward conversation when you’re not sure if you should still be giving your number out and accepting free drinking at happy hour.
Wherever you are in your relationship, learning the Daily Temperature Reading, known as the DTR, now, and using it, can help you not only save money on gas, but help you make the wishes, hopes and dreams you most cherish have the best chance of coming true. In the beginning, as you’re discovering the power and potential of this exercise, allow yourself a little extra time.
Our story had much more awkward beginnings: he was late to dinner, dressed in a jacket that should have stayed in 1987, and he mumbled a very awkward “don’t I know you from somewhere? Then there were weeks of misfired conversation, a DTR which revealed that he thought I was being flirty when I was trying to be friendly, followed by a few more weeks of silence.
It can mean paying twice as much for gas, twice as much for housing, twice as much for everything that goes into maintaining two homes instead of one. While some have shared this exercise with extended family over multiple days, others have connected through letters, emails, phone conversations, video conferencing, websites, blogs and even text messaging.