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Monday, March 9, 2015

Shadow Wedding… Bringing Light to the Dark Side of Getting Married!

The latest trend is for couples to dress down and confess their flaws. A Shadow Wedding is an intimate ritual held before a regular “light” wedding in which all manner of difficult material between the couple is welcomed. It provides a consecrated place for partners to give voice to their darker sides, along with any doubts and fears about committing to lifelong partnership. Through the process of creating and participating in a Shadow Wedding, partners choose one another with eyes wide open, seeing both the beautiful and the ugly in their beloved.

ShadowWeddingIn Jungian psychology, the shadow refers to the instinctive, irrational and least desirable aspects of one’s personality; your dark side, the bits you feverishly suppress. Especially on your wedding day.

Basically, a Shadow Wedding allows couples to explore their own and their partner’s shadow selves – those parts of themselves that might harbor fear of marriage itself, and fear of how they might react to those less-desirable traits in their partner. In it, you work through a kind of “dark side” of your habits/flaws/shortcomings. This usually occurs several weeks before their actual wedding.

Being fearless helps, however you will be asked to step out of your realm of familiarity and say things about yourself and your partner that allow you to reveal the real you. Think of it as stopping a traditional ceremony right when the person says “for better or for worse” and then having them elaborate, exactly, on what the worse is, just a week prior.

“If a relationship is going to develop in an atmosphere of truth, wholeness, acceptance and ultimately love, partners need to know themselves and each other in all their dimensions — even if some of those dimensions are difficult to digest.” ~ Douglas and Naomi Moseley, The Shadow Side of Intimate Relationships

“This is not for people who don’t recover well from fighting,” said Jessica Wolk Benson, who with her husband, Ron experienced a Shadow Wedding. “This requires blazing honesty, and if that will be too upsetting to some, it wouldn’t be good for them.” It’s an opportunity to air out all your proverbial dirty laundry prior to saying “I do.” Shadow weddings are a way for each partner to take responsibility for the baggage they’re bringing into the union. It’s a way to make sure you’re in love with a person’s darkest side before you commit to their best parts.

“In a conscious marriage you openly acknowledge the fact that you, like everyone else, have negative traits.” ~ Harville Hendrix

The name refers to “shadow material,” the dirty truths each person must present about themselves in the form of vows, like “I vow to never do the dishes when I’m tired,” or, “I vow to call my girlfriends and complain about you instead of bringing the issue directly to you,” for example. The point is not to celebrate the darkness, but to recognize that it’s there, that it’s part of the deal, whether you want it or not.

Most shadow weddings are held at night, and many couples opt to wear unattractive clothing, or sometimes, costumes. Sometimes there’s a bonfire, but every ceremony is personalized. The price ranges from $2,500 to $7,500, depending on how often you meet.

Performing a shadow wedding can’t guarantee a problem-free marriage, says Jessica Benson, but “larger problems arise when couples try to hide their faults.

When you tell the truth in your relationship, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future!

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Advice to Young Married Couples

Filed under: Coaching,Relationship Tips — Larry James @ 8:30 am
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Many things change in a marriage over time, especially if a couple decides to marry young. Divorce is common, and a reason behind those “irreconcilable differences” could simply be the fact that one or both spouses feel that those changes aren’t reversible. Isn’t that to be expected, though?

MarriageAdviceEvery year brings different situations that can drastically alter someone’s world view and desires. These alterations usually happen slowly, and may even go unnoticed at first.

It’s no secret that marriage takes work, and lots of it. Saying that those who marry young are unwise isn’t true for people that are willing to work hard at growing old together. What is unwise is when a couple tries to morph into the same person over time, as is often seen.

In an effort to start their marriage together, the two people try to adapt themselves to each other by blending all they can of their lives. It is vital that each person takes on hobbies and interests totally independent of the other, as not to lose themselves along the way. Doing this without growing apart is simple, but definitely not easy.

The most important thing to remember is to keep your spouse plugged in. Share experiences with them and let them have a part in it, even if it’s just to observe. Not only does this keep good conversation and communication alive in the young marriage, but it lets the other person enjoy the experience in their own way.

If a particular hobby happens to bore the spouse it might be more difficult, but they should still be included in new developments or creations. Even when there is no true interest in the activity itself, couples can still discuss their crafts and share in the excitement. One may love cars as the other loves reading; while neither personally enjoys the other activity, there is still positive exchange taking place.

This sort of communication does several things for a marriage. First, it tells your spouse that you still find them interesting and want to be a part of who they are becoming. Next, it helps each person learn to listen better and appreciate the other’s desires and see what excites them.

Last, but not least, the sharing of experiences helps strengthen the connection to the way your spouse is growing and changing. Five to ten years from now, nobody is looking back and saying, “Who are you again? And why am I supposed to love you?” This is known to happen frequently when a couple marries young and feels they have grown too far apart over time.

Remember that people stay true to themselves at the core, even over time. Of course, there are instances where drugs, mental issues, and physical trauma may alter a personality, and in these situations there are no absolutes. In most circumstances, it takes a lot to make someone’s values and opinions change. Even when it seems like there is nothing in common between two people anymore, the basics of who they are will remain intact.

It is vital for you to communicate, often and always; even if it feels like a chore at times. Let your other half know what makes you tick and why you love the things that make you who you are. Give them a chance to appreciate it and you. It’s important that this part of your marriage gets checked on frequently, or else it gets harder and harder to recapture. Don’t let who you are becoming turn into a mystery, or there won’t be any mystery to why it didn’t work.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Have You Considered a Covenant Marriage?

If you feel like you’re fighting against the odds to keep your marriage intact, you might be able to breathe a little easier. It is no longer true that half of all marriages end in divorce. That’s good news!

Research has shown that the divorce rate is smaller than that – it maxed out at 41 percent back in the 1980s, and it’s currently on the decline. And if you’re a pair of college grads, you have a far greater chance of making it to that golden anniversary – your odds of staying married may be more like 75 percent. That’s also good news. It sounds like more couples are taking the big step to getting married more seriously. That’s good news too!

Covenantmarriage2“With the taste of wedding cake barely off their lips, divorce is the last thought – or word – on newlyweds’ minds. But as the honeymoon period wanes, and day-to-day difficulties crop up, the word can come up frequently during arguments for some couples, say relationship counselors.” ~ Kathleen Doheny

Being married requires some sacrifices. Things change when you say, “I do!” The couples who stay together are the ones who take the commitments they make in their wedding ceremony seriously. They are both “committed” to the idea of being together for the rest of their lives. That’s a powerful commitment that when made is intended to vanquish any and all ideas of a divorce anytime in the future.

I encourage all couples who are considering marriage to check out a “Covenant Marriage” which by Arizona Law requires couples who opt for a covenant marriage to get at least one hour of coaching before a license is purchased. Covenant is defined as a formal and serious agreement or promise. Arizona, has followed Louisiana in approving covenant marriages, in which couples voluntarily impose limits on their ability to divorce. These laws attempt to put the brakes on quickie divorces by fostering a renewed commitment to having a long-term marriage. (Arizona law went into effect, August 21, 1998. See ARS 25-901).

Although the Arizona Covenant Marriage is law, it is your option to choose to have a Covenant Marriage. The law governs the “requirements” of a Covenant Marriage. In essence, a covenant marriage gives couples the option of spurning no-fault divorce; they sign binding contracts that require premarital counseling from a minister or a marriage counselor and permit divorce only in cases of abuse, abandonment, adultery, imprisonment of a spouse or a lengthy separation. When applying for a license to be married in Arizona, both persons must show their intention to enter into a covenant marriage by signing a special statement (or “declaration”) on the application form.

CovenantMarriageIn premarital counseling, both people must be advised that a covenant marriage is a commitment for life. Premarital counseling also must include a discussion of the seriousness of covenant marriage, the legal requirement to seek marriage counseling if marital difficulties develop and the limited legal reasons available for ending the marriage by legal separation or divorce.

Why do I recommend a covenant marriage or at least, a coaching session before marriage? I’ve been a relationship coach since 1995. I’ve pretty much heard and seen it all. Some people begin contemplating divorce over the silliest things. Many of the things that people come to me for coaching could have been spotted in a premarital coaching session and suggestions about how to work through issues would have been given.

As you probably know, I am a non-denominational Minister/Wedding Officiant and have married hundreds of couples. Coaching is never required. Why? A person convinced against their will, is of the same opinion still. Benjamin Franklin said that. He’s right. If couples cannot see the benefit of coaching, and are forced into it, very little results can follow. I recommend it, but do not require it because of that. You can also do premarital coaching without a covenant marriage.

Making a marriage work takes lots of effort. It requires working together. Couples who are intent on staying together must always to whatever it takes to make their relationship work!

One more thing… Don’t use the “D word!” Never, I repeat, NEVER say the word “DIVORCE” unless you are ready to file the papers. It raises another level of anxiety that should not be considered when you are intent on staying together.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

The Work of a Successful Marriage Begins After You Say, “I do!”

Filed under: Coaching,Marriage Tips!,Relationship Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Marital bliss is not something that just magically happens after you say, “I do.” It’s a relationship where both parties need to communicate about what’s going on in their life. When you spoke your wedding vows to each other you made a commitment to make your marriage work. Now that you are past the “I dos,” it’s time to get to work!

eggshellsAccording to a 2010 survey by the Pew Research Center, nearly 40% of Americans believe marriage is obsolete, and only 54% of American adults are married, down from 72% in 1960. However, some experts argue it’s not marriage itself that’s obsolete; it’s the stereotype of what a “perfect” marriage is that’s antiquated. Marrying the person you love and turning your marriage into a happy one – requires immense hard work. And you are the one who has to do the work. It’s a constant process to make it better.

Your wife/husband should be your very best friend! No excuses. If this is true – and you “know” it is – you should be able to talk to your partner about how you’re feeling about your marriage relationship. You should not have to walk on egg shells wondering whether you will say something that will upset the apple cart.

Something to consider. Preventative maintenance works. To me, what that means is: You shouldn’t just be together hoping everything will work out fine. It means that if you really want a healthy love relationship with your partner you both must continue to work on the relationship all the time, not only when it’s broken and needs to be fixed.

Read about relationships. Study them. Good relationship books can give you ideas that you can use to make your relationship better. Make plans to attend relationship workshops and seminars. If things begin to go sideways, find a good relationship coach – sit down and talk about what’s going on and together determine what you need to do to fix it.

Never ever let your love diminish. Respect each other. When you give respect, you get respect. Never take each other for granted. This can be a killer for a relationship. When your partner feels taken for granted, not respected or acknowledged, and feels that others are a higher priority than him/herself, resentment brews. A regular “state of the union” check-in with your spouse as to how she/he is feeling about the relationship can help avert resentment build-up.

Communicate. Communication is key. Talk to each other as much as you can. Couples who stop talking will find that their marriages don’t last. Express your love in romantic ways. Compromise. It can’t always be your way. Don’t be selfish. Marriage works best when you give to your partner the love that you need. Pay attention to important dates. Remember birthdays and anniversaries.

sippingshakesForgiveness is another important key. No one is perfect and invariable your partner will do something that hurts you. Be willing to forgive. Read, “Forgiveness… What’s it For?

Resolve conflict quickly. Don’t let the pot boil over. The more time you wait to move to a solution the more difficult it will be to take the first step. Say, “I’m sorry,” when you need to and mean it when you say it. Never nag. Nagging is genuinely harmful for maintaining harmony in your married life. Never use harsh words. If physical or emotional abuse occurs, move quickly to get professional help. If it requires leaving to get out of harms way, do it NOW!

When you get angry… “think” before you speak! Always express appreciation even for the small things your partner does. Listen! Be attentive to your partner. NEVER talk about your exes. If your partner has children from a previous marriage and they must communicate with their ex about the kids, be as understanding as you can.

Don’t hide your feelings. If you’re happy about something, speak up. If something is bothering you, speak up. Be loving when communicating something that is bothering you.

Share responsibilities. Nowhere does it say that only the woman should do the housework. Nowhere! Share. Take turns doing chores. Share and delegate your responsibilities among each other so that there is balance at work and home.

Remember to say, “I love you!” (outloud) at least once each day. Those three magical words brightens up any face and makes the relationship grow fonder and more intimate. Be vulnerable, open and honest about your fears and hopes; share yourself without fear of failure or being hurt.

Keep the romance alive. Romance will make the relationship spicy and juicy. Never allow business, chores, or children to get the way of your romantic life. Always express your feelings to your partner and try out ways to make them feel special for no reason except that you love them. There doesn’t have to be a special occasion. Plan to have FUN together.

Read Greg Godek’s book, “1001 Ways to Be Romantic.” Have a healthy relationship requires planning, creativity and commitment. Make time for each other just as you use to when you were dating.

GreatSexThese are but a few things you can work on – issues that tend to surface in my relationship coaching sessions. No one said that a successful marriage was going to be easy. Remember you are a team… and you should work together as such.

Great sex! That’s important too. For you to share intense intimacy… all other factors of a healthy relationship must be in place. It’s difficult to make love with someone with whom you are pissed off. 😉 Love each other. Physically, yes; but emotionally, too. Always keep in mind what it was love that brought the two of you together. Hang on to it. Whatever happens, remember that you’re in it together.

Marriage, like any other worthwhile endeavor, requires patience and practice – it needs help now and then, both during the good times and when things become difficult. Never let problems build up till they are uncontrollable. And certainly never underestimate any problem that comes up. Often a small problem – when allowed to fester – could have been solved with 5 minutes of discussion, turns into grounds for divorce. Don’t let that happen to you.

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When there is difficulty, it may require outside help. Never be ashamed to ask for help. I am sadden when I hear of couples who move so quickly to divorce rather than muster up the courage to seek help and try to make a marriage work. It’s not easy. Maintaining a marriage is one of our most significant challenges. And there is a solution for every problem. If you can’t find it, perhaps someone else can. Don’t give up so easily.

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Copyright © 2012 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s “romantic” Wedding Website. Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or Cell: 480-205-3694. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 470 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tie Up Your Loose Ends Before You Tie The Knot

Filed under: Coaching,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

What are “loose ends,” you say?

Loose ends are distracting and have an amazing way of biting you in the butt, especially if you wait until you’ve already married. They take your focus off of doing what it takes for a marriage to be healthy and to succeed.

LooseEndsTie up loose ends or find yourself in knots. ~ Jason Dorsey

Before marriage is the right time to learn as much about each other as possible so you can enter this union confident your marriage will last a lifetime. I’m sad to say that statistics say that more than 50% of marriages dissolve during the first five years. When a relationship ends, there are all sorts of loose ends and areas of life that end up changing depending on how closely connected you were with your partner. The same is true when you decide to get married.

Money problems? There’s a lot of deception that goes on between couples when it comes to finances. No secrets! If you have bad credit that could affect your partner’s credit after you are married, you owe it to the relationship to talk about it before you are married. No surprises! If you have any unfinished business, e.g, like paying off a credit card balance, etc., take care of it now. Separate or joint checking accounts? It is YOUR money, MY money or OUR money? Who pays the bills? You decide. . . before marriage.

Anger issues? Addicted to porn? Negative about most everything?

Are you a TV addict? Late night TV watching can become a habit which translates to less sex or intimacy between partners which can ruin a marriage. Here’s a “new rule:” No TV set in the bedroom.

Does your partner drink and party too much? Is alcohol and/or drugs a problem? If so, you can usually count on it getting worse after marriage. If they won’t get help, perhaps you should make a new choice about staying in the relationship. Alcohol and drugs can derail a marriage very fast. Never marry someone who you know has a drinking or drug problem.

budgetingtogetherShe smokes. He doesn’t. Will there be smoking in your home or on the back patio?

If you have young children, it’s important to discuss how you will handle discipline. Will the new step parent discipline them? At least one-third of all children in the U.S. will be part of a stepfamily before they reach age 18. According to Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr., Ph.D., “Blending families in second (or third) marriages is one of the greatest causes of divorce. It is common for each spouse to put his or her own children’s interests first. It is often in an effort to compensate for the trauma children experience when there is a divorce. But when the children’s interests are first, the interests of the other spouse and the other spouse’s children are found somewhere down the list, and that’s a formula for marital disaster. Never do anything without an enthusiastic agreement between you and your spouse.”

Emotional infidelity? People in this kind of affair do not have any physical forms of intimate contact. However, they fail to understand that emotional attachment to someone other than their partner can drive a wedge between the two of them. Emotional cheating breaks the trust in your primary relationship resulting in the destruction of it. A broad rule of thumb is anything that you are doing with someone with the opposite sex that you would not want your partner to know is cheating. It’s a matter of integrity and trust.

Prenuptial agreements (also known as premarital agreements) usually are associated with divorce, but they also can play an important role in estate planning (and tying up loose ends). A prenup can help preserve your estate by protecting your assets against creditors and help ensure your property is distributed as you intend.

engagementTake time to really get to know each other. Make sure it’s love and not lust. I know. Long engagements are old fashion, however, the redeeming factor is that during a long engagement you get to see the good, the bad and the ugly. It gives you both time to discover the things you have in common and the things – or issues – you both need to work on together.

It is not okay to continue to do some of the same things you did as a single. Continuing to have your flirty beerfests at the local bar with your buddies needs to change. You are a couple now. Couples make decisions together. Couples should hang out together. That is not to say that – provided your trust level is great – that an ocassional night out with the girls or the boy is wrong. However, it is wrong to do some of the same things you did when you were out with the girls and the boys when you were single. You know what I mean, I’m sure. Avoid – at all costs – temptation. You both must be in total agreement on what you do when you are not together.

Trust is the very foundation of a healthy love relationship. There can be no trust without conversation; no genuine intimacy without trust. To have an intimate love relationship, love partners need to feel the freedom to live their lives together in ways that satisfy each of them individually and still meet each others needs.

moneyproblemsNever be afraid to talk about your feelings. Never take shorcuts hoping to avoid talking about a problem you know exists. Get to the point. “We’ll get married and everything will be fine,” usually doesn’t work.

Problems in relationships are not there to break us, they are there to make us stronger as a couple. Talking openly about them helps avoid relationship boredom. Clearly define both of your expectations to each other. Unfulfilled expectations always cause problems. Give up your expectations and communicate what you “need” from the relationship. Healthy communication between partners is essential to maintain a good relationship. Take the time out to talk to your partner on a daily basis even if it is across the breakfast table or a late night dinner together. Daily communication can help to gain a better understanding of your partner.

“Blaming others for the pain we feel each time someone fails to live up to our expectations is no different than burning our tongue on coffee that’s too hot to swallow, and then calling our cup an idiot!” – Guy Finley

Taking care of unresolved issues of the past will free you up to move ahead with confidence. Get help before you get married. Unresolved problems often get worse after marriage. When a relationship breaks down, there is often an understandable desire to sort things out as quickly and cheaply as possible, so that those involved can get on with their lives. Pre-maritial coaching can help.

The results of a survey in four states in the U.S., strongly suggests that couples who received premarital education or coaching had a 31% lower chance of divorce.

It is very important to tie up any loose ends before you tie the knot, otherwise it most likely won’t be long before you’ll be flying solo again.

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Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s “romantic” Wedding Ceremony. Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 455 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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