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Conflict Resolution

Love Lessons: How to Form a Less-Perfect Union, the Kind That Lasts

Tamar Chansky | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

The perfect gift this Valentine's Day may just be imperfection -- deciding to not fear it, together. Vow to each other that you'll hang in differently with a fight.

Relationship Advice: Less Fighting, More Often

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

In my work with couples, they may tell me that they had a big fight, and when I ask what they were fighting about, they often can't remember. The reason for this is that it's rarely the issue itself, but how they are dealing with the issue that creates the most problems.

Overcoming Barriers To Peace

April L. Bogle | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
April L. Bogle

After missiles stopped soaring between the Gaza Strip and Israel, a group from Emory University ventured over to the Middle East on a mission to build educational, inter-religious and cultural relationships. How Israelis and Palestinians share land -- and ultimately learn to live in peace -- was the prevailing issue.

NASA Touches Down In Galilee For Mid-East Peace

Diana Bletter | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
Diana Bletter

The head administrator of NASA made a surprise landing on Jan. 28 in an unusual place to promote the farfetched idea of bringing the Jewish and Arab communities of Israel together -- through research into outer space.

Freedom Of Religion And The Right To Be Respected

Amb. Ufuk Gokcen | Posted 01.24.2013 | Religion
Amb. Ufuk Gokcen

As President Obama reminded us in his recent proclamation of U.S. Religious Freedom Day, religious liberty is a universal human right to be protected as an essential part of human dignity. Without it our world cannot know lasting peace.

Dr. King's Dream Realized When We Embrace Others

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Dr. William J. Carroll

In designing us incomplete, God has forced us to find our completeness in others -- those who do not look or believe the same as us. As Abraham experienced so long ago, God comes to us in the stranger. He came to Jesus in the others and so to us in a similar way.

Beyond Gun Control

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Nikolas Katsimpras

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, the gun control debate has been uncontrollably heating up all around us and that comes as no surprise. Wa...

"If I Could Get a Hold Of the Person Who Dreamed up Condos, I'd Give Them a Piece of My Mind!"

Scott B. Piekarsky | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business
Scott B. Piekarsky

These were the words of a Superior Court Judge in Cape May County in the Chancery Division several years ago. I was representing a local condo site th...

Relationship Advice: 5 Choices To Help You Stay In Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We all know that being in love is one of the very best feelings in the world. When we fall in love, we often believe that our in-love feelings are going to last forever.

Relationship Advice: On Arguing Less

Noah Kass | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

There's nothing wrong with occasional fights between partners. However, relationship issues multiply when fighting becomes the the expected mode of communication. This familiar battling debilitates rather than promotes a couple's bond.

Conflict With Loved Ones: Do You Go Out or In?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All relationships inevitably experience conflict, as this is a part of life. It's how you manage conflict that determines whether it leads to deeper intimacy with a loved one, or to distance and disconnection.

When We Stand Out From the Crowd

Christine Eilvig | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I now understand that we mirror each other back and forth. All issues others may have with me or my opinions are about them. I'm mirroring something unbalanced in them, and the brighter my light shines the stronger I will mirror them back. How it all feels in me? That's my stuff to handle.

6 Ways To Fight Without Ruining Your Marriage

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2013 | Weddings
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Most of all, don't lose sight of why you're bothering to fight in the first place. If it's worth the energy to make a change in your relationship or voice your opinion, it means you're invested in finding a resolution to the issue.

Thanksgiving Dinner: How to Maintain Closeness in a Politically Divided Family

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

In my wonderfully large, lively, mostly Republican family of Catholics, Baptists, a Muslim, two Hindus and some from other denominations as well, I'm pretty much in the minority, having voted for President Obama, and I know that despite Southern gentility, emotions may be raw.

Why BOTH Of You Should Plan The Wedding | Posted 11.09.2012 | Weddings

When my friend Lauren was planning her wedding, her mom was doing the most....

America At War With Itself: Reflecting On Hurricane Sandy And The Elections

Philip M. Hellmich | Posted 01.01.2013 | Religion
Philip M. Hellmich

When I watched the recent presidential debates, I was disappointed to hear both President Obama and Governor Romney repeatedly say, "My plan." I kept waiting for one of them to say, "I will address the most critical problem in the country: political polarization."

'Hellbound?' And The Simulation Of Divine Violence As An Obstacle To Peace

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 12.29.2012 | Religion
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

On a practical peacebuilding level, where pseudo-religious loyalties are a factor, the film deftly underscores the influence of shallow, self-serving, destructive End Times ideologies on one's behavior.

Open Questions For Peace

Victor Udoewa | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Peace, conflict resolution and reconciliation have been on my mind a lot lately. The more I learn, the more I realize I don't have any answers.

Do You Avoid Confrontation?

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 12.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

I'm not advocating emotional anarchy where everyone feels free to express their emotions as soon as they experience them without any sort of filter -- there's a time and place for everything -- but presenting a false front that all is fine and dandy doesn't serve anyone.

Islamophobia Is Not Pro-Israel

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

From heinous implications and hateful language to insinuations about Islam and a claim that the Middle East conflict can be understood to be about the "civilized" and the "savage," I see no reason that these advertisements should be seen as pro-Israel.

3 Ways To Get What You Want

Mim Abbey | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Mim Abbey

While I can't promise you're going to get what you want in a president on November 6, I can promise that if you pay attention this fall, you may very well find a way to get what you want in other areas of your life.

Remembering Roger Fisher And Our Stage Of Human Global Development

Marc Gopin | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Marc Gopin

This next stage of human development will require thousands of Roger Fishers having the courage to pioneer new thinking, new and bold experimentation, continuous learning, as we race for the time it will take to heal the effects of war and redirect human energies to life preserving and life enhancing activities.

8 Strategies For A Happier Relationship

Tamar Chansky | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

There was a time back in the early days of my now nearly 30-year marriage when a hand-written sign hung over our toilet. It read as follows: "Please remember to put the seat down or [cover your ears, kids] I may be forced to kill you." Yikes.

Get a Rock and Talk

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Robert Koehler

He'd won his case. He got custody of his daughter. This is the limit of conventional justice: "victory," which of course means defeat for the other person, in this case, the mother of his daughter. Why not celebrate? But Bill Heenan had the nagging feeling that his daughter was also one of the losers in the decision.

7 Signs You Need Marriage Counseling

Posted 08.27.2012 | Weddings

By Jenny Tiegs This article originally appeared on There's no question -- marriage can be challenging. Maybe marriage counseling shou...