Is Your Long-Distance Relationship Breaking the Bank? (BlackEnterprise.com)

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Finance, Men, Romance and Relationships, Women | By

3 tips for making your long-distance relationship more affordable

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Are you one of 3.5 million people (according to the Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships) involved in a long-distance relationship? If so, is the relationship squeezing you financially?

As you may know, relationships are challenging enough without the added issue of proximity. The issues many couples deal with in their day-to-day local relationships are still realized by those in long-distance relationships. In addition, those in long-distance relationships may also feel the financial squeeze associated with the travel and entertainment of maintaining the long-distance relationship. The financial strain may be a little easier to manage if it’s a short distance between two cities (e.g. Atlanta and Charlotte). However, if the distance is more substantial (e.g. Atlanta and Los Angeles), it can put a definite strain on your purse or wallet.

Here are 3 tips to help make your long-distance relationship more affordable:

1. Use Technology – Make use of all the technology at your fingertips to help reduce the distance between you and the one you love. When I was growing up, the only way to see someone in another city was to drive there. Now you have the luxury of Skype, Facetime and other webcam technology to help shrink the distance between two people. You can communicate with someone on the other side of the world and make it seem as if they’re sitting there with you…well almost. Best of all, many of these applications are free.

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Are You Still Friends With Your Spouse by The Marriage Coaches

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Christianity, Life, Men, Romance and Relationships, Women | By

I often speak about the importance of friendship in initiating and developing strong intimate, romantic relationships. The article written by The Marriage Coaches confirms how friendship is KEY to maintaining healthy, prosperous, marriage relationships too. Please don’t underestimate the importance of friendship while interviewing/evaluating a potential mate for your life. The one thing worse than being unmarried is being married to WRONG person! I always ask myself if I can see myself being with a person on a deserted island ’til death do us part? If the answer is no…you may be selecting the wrong person.

I can’t wait to incorporate some of the ideas shared in this article when I get married :). Please click the link below to read in its entirety:

http://themarriagecoaches.net/2012/01/24/are-you-still-friends-with-your-spouse-8-tips-to-get-your-friendship-back/

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Kenny Pugh

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My take: Why Christians are Criticizing My Christian Marriage and Sex Book by Mark Driscoll

January 30, 2012 | Posted in Christianity, Life, Men, Romance and Relationships, Women | By

Is sex gross? Is sex a god? Is sex a gift?

Mark Driscoll published this article on cnn.com in response to the criticism he and his wife received from the release of their Christian marriage and sex book. I don’t have much insight on the history of the criticism of Mr. Driscoll. However, I do know that sex is one of the topics guaranteed to draw both support and hatred in the institution known as the church. Sex is one of the areas God spoke quite a bit about in the Bible because He knew it would be an area of trouble in the lives of men and women trying to live in a perverse world.

I have had the opportunity to teach workshops, classes, and deliver sermons in the area of sex, and have felt the blunt of many critics who disagree on my conservative or liberal approach depending on which end of the spectrum you fall on. At the end of the day, this is an area causing much strife in the church and every week unmarried people are attending weekly church services after having sexual escapades during the previous week. Married couples are attending weekly church services with the embarrassment of adulturous experiences and/or pink elephant absent sex lives which potentially lead to future divorces.

PUBLICE SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT TO PASTORS: Stop operating in the comfortable and be willing to deal with REAL LIFE ISSUES…#thatisall!!

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http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/24/my-take-why-christians-are-criticizing-my-christian-marriage-and-sex-book/

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Meet the Marriage Killer

January 28, 2012 | Posted in Life, Romance and Relationships | By

Here is an article that was posted by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, January 25th. I wonder if both men and women can learn something from this insightful, well-written post by Elizabeth Bernstein. Do you speak the language of Nag? Do you give vague answers which cause your spouse or significant other to constantly have to remind you about _____________? We all play a part in how relationships function and develop so let’s be mindful to continuously learn and grow to become better.

Please click below to read the article in its entirety.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203806504577180811554468728.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

 

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Kenny Pugh

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