Rise up and see the future

Rise Up!
For just as the sunset consists of many colors, your life consists of many areas. Areas of blessing and areas of lack, areas of strength and areas of weakness.

Many times you wonder why you’re not moving forward, why things are not happening, but people have you considered that perhaps you have lost your momentum? That perhaps you have grown weary and let go?

It is in consistency that lies your answer, not in a quick fix, and as you press on and allow God`s spirit to work in and through you, the change you so desire will come.

As you allow God to change and shape you, new doors will open up before you, but you have become weary child, you have let your expectations go. You have let the battle to survive rob you of your joy. Now is not the time to lie down in defeat, but the time to rise up in victory once again.

Fix your eyes on the future. Do you see the horizon up ahead? See how the sun rises up and brings a palette of color that brightens the sky. As you allow yourself to dream again, to become positive, God`s Spirit will rise up within you and give you what you need.

So rise up now folks, be like that sun bringing a radiance of color to a grey world and soon you will once again move forward with purpose and power.

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Rise up and see the future

Rise Up!
For just as the sunset consists of many colors, your life consists of many areas. Areas of blessing and areas of lack, areas of strength and areas of weakness.

Many times you wonder why you’re not moving forward, why things are not happening, but people have you considered that perhaps you have lost your momentum? That perhaps you have grown weary and let go?

It is in consistency that lies your answer, not in a quick fix, and as you press on and allow God`s spirit to work in and through you, the change you so desire will come.

As you allow God to change and shape you, new doors will open up before you, but you have become weary child, you have let your expectations go. You have let the battle to survive rob you of your joy. Now is not the time to lie down in defeat, but the time to rise up in victory once again.

Fix your eyes on the future. Do you see the horizon up ahead? See how the sun rises up and brings a palette of color that brightens the sky. As you allow yourself to dream again, to become positive, God`s Spirit will rise up within you and give you what you need.

So rise up now folks, be like that sun bringing a radiance of color to a grey world and soon you will once again move forward with purpose and power.

Love It takes two to tango.- Work on it.

Two People in Love it takes two to Tango.

Let me first emphasize that what I express is my own personal opinion garnered from experience, observation and research. It is only my opinion. And while I hope this hub might spark thoughtful reflection, it is not my intention to spark a heated debate.Let’s first take a look at the difference between men and women to see if we can learn why there are so many differences of opinion.

Typically men are physical creatures while women tend to be more emotional. Men respond quickly and more deeply to touch, sight, smell and sound and tend to lean away from any show of emotion that would brand them “emotional”.
While women can and do respond just as easily to the same physical forces, they respond more openly when their feelings are engaged. If that is true it stands to reason that men and women are looking for something different in a relationship. Marriage is not necessarily the answer to what they are looking for. If you are in any relationship for self serving purposes only, then don’t get married. It is definitely not the answer for you.

Love It takes two to tango.- Work on it.

Two People in Love it takes two to Tango.

Let me first emphasize that what I express is my own personal opinion garnered from experience, observation and research. It is only my opinion. And while I hope this hub might spark thoughtful reflection, it is not my intention to spark a heated debate.Let’s first take a look at the difference between men and women to see if we can learn why there are so many differences of opinion.

Typically men are physical creatures while women tend to be more emotional. Men respond quickly and more deeply to touch, sight, smell and sound and tend to lean away from any show of emotion that would brand them “emotional”.
While women can and do respond just as easily to the same physical forces, they respond more openly when their feelings are engaged. If that is true it stands to reason that men and women are looking for something different in a relationship. Marriage is not necessarily the answer to what they are looking for. If you are in any relationship for self serving purposes only, then don’t get married. It is definitely not the answer for you.

Tips to make your love stronger and last a lifetime.

Certainly when you go into a long-term relationship with a mate, you’re hoping that you’ve found someone with whom you share the same values and think that you’ll have a lot in common. You believe that this is, among so many other available people, the person who will best meet your needs and mesh with who you are.

I agree. There is a problem that arises, however, if you think that this person is the end-all and be-all. In other words, many go into partnerships with the hope that the person with whom they have decided to make a long-term commitment to will meet all of their needs at all levels. Now, as you read the last sentence, you may think that to maintain that belief is unrealistic. Yet, when the day-to-day partnership plays out, many do become disappointed in their partners when all of their needs are not met.

More than one

First, I’d like to discuss that in one’s life there are going to be many relationships that are significant — not just the one with your partner. These relationships can be very meaningful for your sense of well-being and provide a great deal of intimacy.

Does it surprise you that I use the word ‘intimacy?’ Intimacy means so much more than physicality. When you share an intimate relationship with someone, it indicates that you feel a sense of closeness, a sense of openness; you feel that you can be with that person and not be judged. Clearly, this is a very special quality and not one that is shared in all relationships.

However, it is important to note that there are different types of intimacies: sexual (being able to discuss one’s sexuality including secrets and fantasies rather than just the act), emotional (sharing significant experiences and feelings), intellectual (sharing ideas and respecting one another’s opinions), aesthetic (sharing experiences of beauty like art, music, or nature), creative (personal growth that occurs by co-creating with another), recreational (experiences having to do with play and just spending time together), work (sharing of tasks either at work or in the family), crisis (connection due to major or minor tragedies), commitment (feeling hope or possibility because of an issue that goes beyond an individual level), spiritual (shared values and the meaning of life), communication (being able to be totally honest and open even with constructive criticism), and conflict (becoming closer by handling conflicts in a respectful way).

What this all means

The point of delineating all these variations of intimacy is twofold. The first is to make you aware that there are, indeed, different types. The second is to drive home the point that no one person can offer you everything once you realize in how many ways two people can share this type of bond.
It’s similar to having different friends that you call upon at various times. One friend is great when you need to talk. Another is the person you’ll call when you just feel like having a couple of good laughs.

In your partnership, give some thought as to which type of intimacy is the most important to you. Rather than expecting your partner to be a “jack of all trades,” so to speak, focus on developing those aspects that are most meaningful to you.

But remember that partnerships are a two-way street. Your mate also has needs. Find out what is important to him or her and find out if you are available to satisfy those needs. What can be worked on together? This discussion, alone, will help bring you closer together.

This kind of understanding will also be helpful to you in regard to your friends. Analogous to your mate, no one friend will be able to be all things to you. Learn to value the special-ness that each friend offers.

The more you appreciate your relationships with the proper
perspective, the greater joy you will receive from them!

Tips to make your love stronger and last a lifetime.

Certainly when you go into a long-term relationship with a mate, you’re hoping that you’ve found someone with whom you share the same values and think that you’ll have a lot in common. You believe that this is, among so many other available people, the person who will best meet your needs and mesh with who you are.

I agree. There is a problem that arises, however, if you think that this person is the end-all and be-all. In other words, many go into partnerships with the hope that the person with whom they have decided to make a long-term commitment to will meet all of their needs at all levels. Now, as you read the last sentence, you may think that to maintain that belief is unrealistic. Yet, when the day-to-day partnership plays out, many do become disappointed in their partners when all of their needs are not met.

More than one

First, I’d like to discuss that in one’s life there are going to be many relationships that are significant — not just the one with your partner. These relationships can be very meaningful for your sense of well-being and provide a great deal of intimacy.

Does it surprise you that I use the word ‘intimacy?’ Intimacy means so much more than physicality. When you share an intimate relationship with someone, it indicates that you feel a sense of closeness, a sense of openness; you feel that you can be with that person and not be judged. Clearly, this is a very special quality and not one that is shared in all relationships.

However, it is important to note that there are different types of intimacies: sexual (being able to discuss one’s sexuality including secrets and fantasies rather than just the act), emotional (sharing significant experiences and feelings), intellectual (sharing ideas and respecting one another’s opinions), aesthetic (sharing experiences of beauty like art, music, or nature), creative (personal growth that occurs by co-creating with another), recreational (experiences having to do with play and just spending time together), work (sharing of tasks either at work or in the family), crisis (connection due to major or minor tragedies), commitment (feeling hope or possibility because of an issue that goes beyond an individual level), spiritual (shared values and the meaning of life), communication (being able to be totally honest and open even with constructive criticism), and conflict (becoming closer by handling conflicts in a respectful way).

What this all means

The point of delineating all these variations of intimacy is twofold. The first is to make you aware that there are, indeed, different types. The second is to drive home the point that no one person can offer you everything once you realize in how many ways two people can share this type of bond.
It’s similar to having different friends that you call upon at various times. One friend is great when you need to talk. Another is the person you’ll call when you just feel like having a couple of good laughs.

In your partnership, give some thought as to which type of intimacy is the most important to you. Rather than expecting your partner to be a “jack of all trades,” so to speak, focus on developing those aspects that are most meaningful to you.

But remember that partnerships are a two-way street. Your mate also has needs. Find out what is important to him or her and find out if you are available to satisfy those needs. What can be worked on together? This discussion, alone, will help bring you closer together.

This kind of understanding will also be helpful to you in regard to your friends. Analogous to your mate, no one friend will be able to be all things to you. Learn to value the special-ness that each friend offers.

The more you appreciate your relationships with the proper
perspective, the greater joy you will receive from them!

Interesting Findings on Cheating men and women and the reasons.

The rate of cheating women has increased drastically,before there used to be men mainly cheating,but now woemn are also caught in the mix. Check these findings am sure they would help you have a deeper look at this monstor and how to deal with it or avoid it.
Q: Can you explain the core findings of your study?

A: My research finds a relationship between economic dependency and one’s likelihood of engaging in infidelity such that, for men, the more economically dependent one is on a female partner, the more likely he is to engage in infidelity.

Ironically, the research also indicates that the more economically dependent a man’s female partner is on him, the more likely he is to engage in infidelity. In other words, the couples that are most “safe” from cheating, are those in which both partners contribute relatively equally to the shared income pool, or partnerships where the man makes a little more than the woman.

For women, economic dependency seems to have the opposite effect: the more dependent women are on their male partners, the less likely they are to engage in infidelity. Conversely, the more they make relative to their male partners, the more likely they are to cheat. I also looked at this relationship for different racial and ethnic subgroups, and found that, for Hispanic men, being economically dependent on a female partner dramatically increases the likelihood that one will engage in infidelity.

Q: Why are men more likely to cheat on high-earning female partners?

A: I argue that, for men, making less money than a female partner may threaten men’s gender identity by calling into question the
traditional notion of men as breadwinners. And, this relationship may be particularly strong for certain subgroups of the population that highly value traditional masculinity like Latino men. However, I’m sure that a variety of factors influence one’s decision to engage in infidelity. For example, previous research shows that people with certain personality characteristics are more likely to engage in infidelity, and that people presented with opportunities to cheat, are more likely to engage in infidelity. These factors probably influence the decision as well.

Q: What about men who earn a lot more than their female partners? How likely are they to cheat?

A: Men who make 100 percent of the household income are about 1.6 times more likely to cheat on their female partners who make nothing, compared to couples that make about the same. There might be several factors at play here. Individuals who make a lot of money may also spent a lot of time away from home, travel a lot, or feel more entitled. It is also easier, when you make a lot of money, to conceal purchases like hotel rooms.

Q: Are relationships where both partners make roughly the same amount of money the most likely to produce fidelity? Why or why not?

A: Yes, looking just at economic dependency, couples that make the same amount of money – and couples in which the woman makes up to 75 percent of the man’s income – are the least likely to cheat. However, it is important to remember that a couple may make about the same; yet one or both of the partners may have an increased likelihood of cheating for other reasons. For example, if the couple is young, it is more likely that one of the partners will cheat.

Q: Did you find any evidence of what kind of partners women are most likely to cheat on?

A: No, but it is a great question! Maybe next time!

Q: Do your findings translate into any advice for women?

A: First, I think it is important to note that no one is “responsible” for someone else cheating – no matter how much money they make. The person who cheats, is the one who broke the agreement. Regardless, cheating is a relatively rare event in the context of a committed relationship. Only 3.8 percent of men and 1.4 percent of women cheated in any given year during the six-year period studied. So, just because you make more, the chances are still relatively small that your partner will stray. More importantly, no one should look at these numbers and think that their own relationship is headed for disaster.

As a sociologist, my job is to look at overall trends. We can never know precisely why one individual cheats, and there are always a lot of factors that go into one’s decision to cheat. However, if I had to give one piece of advice, it would be to choose your partner wisely. You want to be with someone who is confident and secure with himself and his accomplishments, and someone who is genuinely happy to see you succeed. Cheating aside, this makes for a happier, healthier relationship in the long run

Interesting Findings on Cheating men and women and the reasons.

The rate of cheating women has increased drastically,before there used to be men mainly cheating,but now woemn are also caught in the mix. Check these findings am sure they would help you have a deeper look at this monstor and how to deal with it or avoid it.
Q: Can you explain the core findings of your study?

A: My research finds a relationship between economic dependency and one’s likelihood of engaging in infidelity such that, for men, the more economically dependent one is on a female partner, the more likely he is to engage in infidelity.

Ironically, the research also indicates that the more economically dependent a man’s female partner is on him, the more likely he is to engage in infidelity. In other words, the couples that are most “safe” from cheating, are those in which both partners contribute relatively equally to the shared income pool, or partnerships where the man makes a little more than the woman.

For women, economic dependency seems to have the opposite effect: the more dependent women are on their male partners, the less likely they are to engage in infidelity. Conversely, the more they make relative to their male partners, the more likely they are to cheat. I also looked at this relationship for different racial and ethnic subgroups, and found that, for Hispanic men, being economically dependent on a female partner dramatically increases the likelihood that one will engage in infidelity.

Q: Why are men more likely to cheat on high-earning female partners?

A: I argue that, for men, making less money than a female partner may threaten men’s gender identity by calling into question the
traditional notion of men as breadwinners. And, this relationship may be particularly strong for certain subgroups of the population that highly value traditional masculinity like Latino men. However, I’m sure that a variety of factors influence one’s decision to engage in infidelity. For example, previous research shows that people with certain personality characteristics are more likely to engage in infidelity, and that people presented with opportunities to cheat, are more likely to engage in infidelity. These factors probably influence the decision as well.

Q: What about men who earn a lot more than their female partners? How likely are they to cheat?

A: Men who make 100 percent of the household income are about 1.6 times more likely to cheat on their female partners who make nothing, compared to couples that make about the same. There might be several factors at play here. Individuals who make a lot of money may also spent a lot of time away from home, travel a lot, or feel more entitled. It is also easier, when you make a lot of money, to conceal purchases like hotel rooms.

Q: Are relationships where both partners make roughly the same amount of money the most likely to produce fidelity? Why or why not?

A: Yes, looking just at economic dependency, couples that make the same amount of money – and couples in which the woman makes up to 75 percent of the man’s income – are the least likely to cheat. However, it is important to remember that a couple may make about the same; yet one or both of the partners may have an increased likelihood of cheating for other reasons. For example, if the couple is young, it is more likely that one of the partners will cheat.

Q: Did you find any evidence of what kind of partners women are most likely to cheat on?

A: No, but it is a great question! Maybe next time!

Q: Do your findings translate into any advice for women?

A: First, I think it is important to note that no one is “responsible” for someone else cheating – no matter how much money they make. The person who cheats, is the one who broke the agreement. Regardless, cheating is a relatively rare event in the context of a committed relationship. Only 3.8 percent of men and 1.4 percent of women cheated in any given year during the six-year period studied. So, just because you make more, the chances are still relatively small that your partner will stray. More importantly, no one should look at these numbers and think that their own relationship is headed for disaster.

As a sociologist, my job is to look at overall trends. We can never know precisely why one individual cheats, and there are always a lot of factors that go into one’s decision to cheat. However, if I had to give one piece of advice, it would be to choose your partner wisely. You want to be with someone who is confident and secure with himself and his accomplishments, and someone who is genuinely happy to see you succeed. Cheating aside, this makes for a happier, healthier relationship in the long run

Sex though abused and misunderstood plays an important role in Relationships.

Sex is the backbone of the men and women in relationship. Sex helps the men and women to come closer to each other and understand each other. The likes and dislikes of the men and women become clearer to each other. Sex firmly stands as the bridge between the men and women relationship. Sex binds both the partners in the new bond of eternal love and makes them a perfect couple. The men and women who engage in sex frequently are found to be happier and understand each other. Sex helps in developing a comfort level in both the partners and makes them fond of each other. As a result sex improves men and women relationship.

Sex reduces the depression among men and women. Sex improves the self estem and confidence among men and women,and maintains their mental health. The men and women who have satisfactory sex life are found to be more passionate about their work, and are more successful than other individuals.

Sex, the undifferentiated part of life, is necessary for the growth of the human race. Sex is the forbidden fruit in the life of an individual that makes him live a happy life. Sex is the utmost important element in the life of an individual. No life is complete without the sexual satisfaction. The success of marriage is considerably dependent on the sex. Sex keeps you healthy throughout your life by more boosted immunity and enjoyment of life. Sex is a gift given by the god to the mankind so why not to use it to get the blessing of long life. Sexual satisfaction improves the quality of life and increase the longevity of your life. Thus, it is very necessary for everybody to know the important facts about the sex. Here are some of the important facts about the sex

  1. Sex is not a sin, whereas it is prayer to the god.
  2. Sex is not only a means of reproduction but is also a means to satisfy each other
  3. Sex makes and keeps you healthy
  4. Sex strengthens relationships
  5. Sex improves quality of life

Sex though abused and misunderstood plays an important role in Relationships.

Sex is the backbone of the men and women in relationship. Sex helps the men and women to come closer to each other and understand each other. The likes and dislikes of the men and women become clearer to each other. Sex firmly stands as the bridge between the men and women relationship. Sex binds both the partners in the new bond of eternal love and makes them a perfect couple. The men and women who engage in sex frequently are found to be happier and understand each other. Sex helps in developing a comfort level in both the partners and makes them fond of each other. As a result sex improves men and women relationship.

Sex reduces the depression among men and women. Sex improves the self estem and confidence among men and women,and maintains their mental health. The men and women who have satisfactory sex life are found to be more passionate about their work, and are more successful than other individuals.

Sex, the undifferentiated part of life, is necessary for the growth of the human race. Sex is the forbidden fruit in the life of an individual that makes him live a happy life. Sex is the utmost important element in the life of an individual. No life is complete without the sexual satisfaction. The success of marriage is considerably dependent on the sex. Sex keeps you healthy throughout your life by more boosted immunity and enjoyment of life. Sex is a gift given by the god to the mankind so why not to use it to get the blessing of long life. Sexual satisfaction improves the quality of life and increase the longevity of your life. Thus, it is very necessary for everybody to know the important facts about the sex. Here are some of the important facts about the sex

  1. Sex is not a sin, whereas it is prayer to the god.
  2. Sex is not only a means of reproduction but is also a means to satisfy each other
  3. Sex makes and keeps you healthy
  4. Sex strengthens relationships
  5. Sex improves quality of life