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    [Infographic] Loving around the World

    Loving is human nature, and through time, each culture has developed their own special way to symbolize and protect their love for one another. Some of these traditions have been around for thousands of years, whereas some started much more recently. While the diamond engagement ring really only started in the 1920’s, the Korean depiction of ducks or geese in weddings, since they mate for life, has been around for centuries. Some have worked themselves into mainstream American culture, like the boutonniere being the color of the bride’s bouquet, stemming from when knights would wear the color of their lady to display their love. However, some have either died out,…

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    Honoring the Women in Your Life on your Wedding Day: Part II

    In continuation to last week’s post on honoring the important women in our lives, today, we focus on what we can specifically do for each women of the family. For your Mom Ask your mom to walk you down the aisle with your dad, or ask her to speak or pray at your ceremony or your reception. You can pick little details to honor her such as playing her favorite song during the dance or choosing her favorite color for your flowers. Always remember to officially thank your mom in your speeches and to thank her personally every chance you get. For your Mother-in-Law She is going to be your…

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    Soulmates: An In-depth Look

    The term soul mate is nothing new. Plato presented a story of soul mates dated 385 – 380 BC in which love was examined in a sequence of speeches and Aristophane spoke of how humans were split in two and would forever yearn for his or her other half, their soul mate. It is said that when you find your other half, there is an unspoken understanding of one another, that you feel unified and would know no greater joy than that. We asked our ladies if they believed in soul mates and a resounding 99% said yes and only 1% didn’t. Of every person who contributed their opinions only…

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    How Do You Know He’s the One

    Unfortunately, there is no crystal ball that can tell engaged couples if they are headed for a lifetime of bliss. Yet, they are not exactly entering into this wedded bliss situation completely blind. However, there are a few signs that can (re)assure you that you are marrying Mr. Right. He Accepts You for You He knows how much you owe on your student loans and he still loves you. At this point, you should not have any crazy habits he hasn’t seen or any secrets (well, we women should always have one good secret.) he doesn’t know. If you find yourself walking on eggshells, hiding who you are or trying…

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    What We Learned: Romance in an Era of Funny Love

    I give romantic comedies a hard time for setting unrealistic expectations that make it harder for average people, people without castles and magic potions, to feel good about their love lives. A handful of rom-coms, however, could teach us important lessons about life and love. Annie Hall Annie Hall ends happily even though Woody Allen’s character, Alvy, doesn’t end up staying in a relationship with Annie, played by Diane Keaton. The movie, however, isn’t about losing love. It’s largely about fighting for it. Alvy and Annie both have complicated pasts that involve a circus of men and women. It’s not surprising that the couple breaks up during the film and…

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    The Valentine’s Day Dilemma

    Men who’ve recently gotten married, or those who plan to get married soon, face a lot of pressure for Valentine’s Day. They want to do something special, but coming up with a good plan isn’t easy. If you want to have a good Valentine’s Day, you’re going to have to push us in the right direction. Otherwise, you never know what you’ll get. First Off, Know That You Make Things Worse When you drag your boyfriend or husband to some romantic comedy where the guy does something over the top like filling a whole room with candles, you’re making things worse. We see those movies and, because you’re swooning next…

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    What to Do with Your Favorite Love Quotes

    We’ve been bitten by the love bug and in particular, lately we have a slight obsession with love quotes. We asked our ladies what quotes were their favorites and we received a flurry of romantic responses that kept our office awing all morning. Many people have a favorite love quote and those quotes hold special meanings but how can you incorporate them into your wedding? Vows If you have chosen to write your own vows consider adding your favorite love quote. Sheri has a family quote that she holds dear “All because two people fell in love.” and this would be perfect to include in her ceremony. Not every family…

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    When’s the Right Time to Have Kids?

    Some couples can’t wait to have kids. Others think that they need to wait until the perfect time. They want financial security. They want emotional stability. They want the perfect home for their happy children. If you and your spouse keep waiting for the right time to have kids, then it’s never going to happen. Having children is something that you can plan, but it isn’t something that you can control. We Don’t Have Enough Money to Raise Kids! Guess what? You’ll never have enough money to raise your kids. Kids are tremendously expensive. To make matters even worse, the more money you have, the more money you’ll end up…

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    How Men Fall in Love

    “First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having loved.” – Maya Angelou If you’re reading this, you’ve probably fallen in love with someone special and are in the process of planning your dream wedding or dreaming of planning your dream wedding. But how did you know he was the one for you or better yet, how did he know you were the woman to make him happy for the rest of his life. We love love stories on the big screen when the man realizes she’s the one, we cry…

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    How to Make an Awesome Engagement Story

    You will tell your engagement story over and over again. Eventually you will probably add a few things that didn’t even happen. You believe they happened, but if you could rewind time you would be shocked to see the truth. Instead of telling a story that begs for embellishment, get everything just right the first time. Now that you feel sufficiently pressured, you might want to rely on some great ideas that other people have used to make their engagement stories worth telling. Let Everybody Know with Public Radio Skywriting only works in perfect conditions, so why not use a more reliable method to share your love with the world.…