Monthly Archives: February 2009
In honor of Valentine’s, Love in the Present Tense by Morrie and Arleah Shechtman. I should have had some romantic story to tell you about, but this practical book may have a more lasting impact. The subtitle of the book is how to have a high intimacy, low maintenance marriage. The authors are both psychotherapists, not marriage counsellors as such, but the unhappiness of an individual generally spills over into the marriage and that is what they work to address first. Here’s a quote from the back cover, “though this book will almost certainly shatter some of your preconceived notions, it has at its heart a deeply inspiring message: when you and your partner commmit to healing old wounds and strive for personal growth, you will greatly expand your capacity for intimacy. And that’s the key to unlocking the joy of love in the present tense. ” So here’s to many more happy Valentine Days, for newlyweds, golden anniversary celebrators, and everyone inbetween!
Here’s a great story by an author I was not familiar with, Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos. The brightly colored rubber boots caught my eye. It’s a quick and easy read, but it may tempt you to stay up past your bedtime!