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Monthly Archives: January 2011
In her book, Why We Love, Helen Fisher describes the roles of the neurochemicals dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin in impelling us toward relationship, and the chemicals vasopressin and oxytocin in maintaining our attachment bonds. Dopamine, Fisher reports, helps us to … Continue reading
Our impulse to bond is such a primitive, complex and essential force, that cultures throughout the world have deemed it necessary to provide oversight through ritual and rite. Where this occurs, individuals, for better or worse, inherit a whole set … Continue reading
The Relationship Artist understands that a relationship with the right person at the right time can provide a transcendent opportunity. It is an opportunity to share the journey of moving above and beyond the accidents of our birth. These accidents … Continue reading
What are values anyway, and how do they affect a relationship? Values can be reflected in our thoughts as “beliefs,” or they can be reflected in our behavior as actions. Both of these aspects of “values” affect our relationships, but … Continue reading
The Relationship Arts reflect a set of attitudes, values, intentions and skills that contribute to the lifelong process of creation and re-creation that is a committed relationship. The Relationship Artist is a person who dedicates him- or herself to the … Continue reading
We don’t go to school for marriage. If we were ever asked the question, “Why are you doing this?” we answered, “Because we love each other and we want to spend our lives together,” which on the face of it, is a very good answer. But how many of us share an understanding of Continue reading
The idea of “art” is ancient, rich and varied, and we know, of course, that it is many things to many people. Like other creators of art, the Marital Artist devotes much of his or her energy to finding inspiration from Continue reading
Welcome to The Marital Arts Community.
The Marital Arts Website is a resource for couples who want to grow their marriages and craft them into Art. I’ll be working to develop content that is informative, stimulating and entertaining.
I am here to share the conviction that marriage has the potential to be Continue reading