St Valentine’s Day

St Val’s Secret Messages of Love

By Marilyn Rodrigues | January 27, 2017

The tradition of giving a card or letter to one’s beloved on St Valentine’s Day comes from the bishop St Valentine’s letters from prison in…

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Three Ways to Rekindle the Romance this St Valentine’s Day

By Francine and Byron Pirola | January 23, 2017

Romance and Mystery One of the things that makes a new romance so exciting and attractive is the element of uncertainty: Is this person really…

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Who was St Valentine?

By Marilyn Rodrigues | January 23, 2017

St Valentine was a bishop in Rome who was imprisoned for performing marriages for Christian soldiers against the decree of the Roman Emperor, Claudius II.…

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Growing in Love

By Kiara Pirola | June 5, 2014

The popularity of St Valentine’s Day grew out of the joy of celebrating romantic married love. The celebration also encourages us to renew and develop…

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The Grateful Spouse

By Francine and Byron Pirola | February 1, 2013

If gratitude is good for building resilience in children and bolstering hope in adults, it’s close to a miracle drug for an ailing marriage. Here…

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Gratitude: The Heart-Beat of Love

By Marilyn Rodrigues | July 17, 2012

A little gratitude goes a long way when it comes to happy marriages. New research validates age-old wisdom: the simple habit of gratitude can transform…

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