Useful Dialogues

The Making a Difference Dialogue

Last week was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. This year will also mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian …

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Why Our Words Matter

“Be careful of words Even the miraculous ones….. Words and eggs must be handled with care Once broken they are impossible Things to repair.” from …

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Nurturing Romance: A Dialogue for Valentines Day

Romance is part of what makes love relationships satisfying.  It creates erotic energy, it releases hormones of contentment and connection in our blood, and brings …

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Taking Risks

Risks come in all sizes and shapes. Some are as small as driving to a new section of town, or saying I’m sorry. Others are …

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What Makes Life Meaningful

  Lives are full.  There are many pressures pulling us this way and that, demands on our time, our energy, our finances.  Dialoging about what …

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The Meaning of Gifts and Meaning-full Gift Giving

The giving and receiving of gifts is as old as human society.  Gifts are an important part of family and community life in every culture.  …

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Our Holiday Traditions

Instructions:  Find a quiet time that is good for both of you, and a place to sit and talk where you will not be disturbed.  …

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Reconnecting After a Disagreement

All relationships, even the best, can experience moments of disconnection, disagreement, and yes, even fighting.  When this happens, when you feel disconnected from someone you …

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Holiday Dialogues

We think of holidays as times of joy and family connection.  Memories of delicious meals and visions of children happily opening gifts are dear to …

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A Valentines Day Dialogue

 Introduction:  Dialogue shouldn’t just be for managing differences and discussing difficult issues.  Intentional Dialogue works best when we use it to communicate a variety of …

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