Tag Archives: emotional maturity

Differentiation, Love, and Living with Integrity


. Many people appear to think that living with integrity means living in alignment with their feelings. That if they feel a certain way about someone or something, then “integrity” requires that they act in a way that is in … Continue reading

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It Changes EVERYTHING! (part 2)


I was reading through another blog this morning, and as I read through one of her posts I came across the following paragraph and I thought it to be very wise and well-stated. And then I just started writing my … Continue reading

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Love Is More Than A Feeling—Much More Than A Feeling; It’s A Virtue


. . One of the things that we as a culture have forgotten (did we ever really know it? Has any culture every really known it?) is that love is much more than just a feeling. Love is equally, if … Continue reading

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The Seven Qualities of an Ideal Partner – How Many of These Characteristics Do You Have?


— And how many of these are you currently striving to develop and improve in? . (*The *majority* of this post is pulled verbatim from an article on another site — PsychAlive.org — titled “Seven Qualities of an Ideal Partner” by Tamsen … Continue reading

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Love & Intimacy: Some Basic Definitions


Intimacy Intimacy means self-revelation.  In other words, intimacy requires self-revelation.  Which means if you think you are in an intimate relationship but you are hiding parts of yourself (whether due to immaturity, trust issues, psychopathology, or for fear of your … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Love by C. S. Lewis, Kahlil Gibran, Henri J. Nouwen, David Deida, and others. . . .


Often my posts here and on my other blogs serve as missions statements of sorts. They reflect what I aspire to and the standards that I deeply hold myself to. (For example, see my other blog for a companion piece … Continue reading

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The Size of the Task Ahead of Us


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not inflated. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered or quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury. Love … Continue reading

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Being In Love and Being Loving Are Two Different Things


There are basically two kinds of couples: Those who have strong enough character and enough emotional maturity to work at the inevitable difficulties of marriage and long-term relationships. And those who don’t. Being in love and being loving are two … Continue reading

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