Developing Your Pool of Eligibles – Absence Does NOT Make the Heart Grow Fonder

Developing Your Pool of Eligibles – Absence Does NOT Make the Heart Grow Fonder
Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros Propinqu-what? What do you think research shows is the best predictor of whom you will marry? You’ll never guess. It is propinquity. Propinquity is sociologists’ fancy way of saying “proximity.” The best predictor of whom we marry is how close they are to us geographically. The more propinquitous we are to people, the more likely we are ...
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Marriage Preparation – Who Should Be IN Your Pool of Eligibles?

Marriage Preparation – Who Should Be IN Your Pool of Eligibles?
Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros In the last article, we learned about your “pool of eligibles”—people who are “eligible” for you to marry—and whom you should quickly eliminate from that pool. In this article we will discuss who should be IN your pool of eligibles. Two clichés about love are that “opposites attract” or “birds of a feather flock together.” Which is correc...
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Marriage Preparation – Diving Into Your Pool of Eligibles

Marriage Preparation – Diving Into Your Pool of Eligibles
Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros Forget the Soul Mate Idea, Instead Dive into Your Pool of Eligibles Do you find yourself wondering which lucky person in this big world will end up as your bride or groom? You may feel like your challenge is to “find” your one true love, your soul mate—who’s out there somewhere – before the timer rings and your opportunity is passed. No w...
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Dealing with Pornography Addiction

Dealing with Pornography Addiction
By Dr. Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros Helpful Information: Pornography is any type of material that is sexually explicit and intended for the purpose of sexual arousal. In simple terms, you know it when you see it or read it. What’s wrong with pornography? Everything. Its entire purpose is to satisfy lust – also known as the deadliest of the seven sins – which mocks the divinity of pro...
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Marriage Preparation – Dealing with Eating Disorders

Marriage Preparation – Dealing with Eating Disorders
By Abby Viveiros and Dr. Thomas B. Holman Helpful Information: An eating disorder is a complicated mental illness/addiction that strikes many people. In America alone, over 24 million people suffer from anorexia or bulimia at some point in their lifetime. This is especially true if we have perfectionistic tendencies—a common trait found in people with eating disorders. As most people kn...
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Marriage Preparation – Dealing with a Mental Illness

Marriage Preparation – Dealing with a Mental Illness
  By Abby Viveiros and Dr. Thomas B. Holman Helpful Information: If you suffer from mental illness, be assured that you are not alone. About one in four Americans suffers from mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia each year. That’s a quarter of our population! To put that into perspective, more Americans have mental illness than blue eyes (one ...
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