Flоurіѕh іѕ ѕuсh а bеаutіful wоrd, and I have often wondered about how to flourish. I wаѕ thіnkіng аbоut thе dіffеrеnсе bеtwееn mеrеlу “ѕurvіvіng” vеrѕuѕ “thrіvіng” thе оthеr dау аnd thе іdеа оf flоurіѕhіng саmе tо mіnd. Lіkе а gееk, I wеnt tо mу dісtіоnаrу. Hеrе’ѕ whаt іt ѕаіd:
Many women grow up believing that life will be wonderful. They expect that there will be a happy-ever-after ending by about the age of 24 or so. Often this doesn’t occur, because we’re confronted with the pain of many generations gone. Not to mention the build-up of experiences over the course of our lives. Unless these things are dealt with we’ll never have the depth of connection that we want with an intimate partner. Continue reading →
“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” ~Sam Keen
Before I married my wonderful husband, I dated a lot of men. For most of my 20s (and even my early 30s) I had a perfect fairy-ideal of what romantic love was, probably because I was an actress and I loved drama back then.
It took years for me to realize a relationship is not a romance movie.
At some point in our lives, we may believe that love should be like the kind of romance we see portrayed in films, television, and novels.
For some reason, I always thought my romantic relationships were less if I did not experience this kind of fairy-tale relationship. Maybe this is why I kept meeting frogs. Continue reading →
Men are terrified of a woman’s depth of love and the energy that moves as a woman’s sexuality and emotions. And, at the same time, men want nothing more in this life than to merge completely with a woman’s devotional love and wild energy.
Only as a man outgrows his fear can he handle a woman’s tremendous love-energy without running. And only such a man is worthy of your devotional offering in a committed intimacy.