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Below are various resources that we recommend for couples, whether you seek to write your own personalized wedding vows or to build a more joyful, fulfilling relationship. If you want to become a more supportive partner, learn how to communicate more effectively, express your affection more readily, plan your wedding or commitment ceremony, or attract more love into your life, there's something here for you.
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Commitment Chronicles, Dr. Cheryl McClary urges her readers to examine their relationships, to bravely face their own mistakes, and enlist the support of their mates in order to make positive changes.

Conscious Weddings, Sheryl Paul provides guidance to women and their families as they approach their wedding day and transition through the first year of marriage.

The Enneagram Institute, Take the online Enneagram test to determine your personality profile; then use it for personal growth and in your relationship., is dedicated to providing products, resources and information networking to same-sex couples who seek to affirm their life-long commitments to each other through commitment ceremonies, civil unions, domestic partnerships, civil marriage and other alternative weddings.

Green Elegance Weddings, Green Elegance Weddings is a comprehensive and up-to-date online resource for planning the environmentally and socially responsible green wedding of your dreams.

Green Weddings, By creating your special day as an environmentally conscious couple you will not only follow your hearts but inspire your guests and help the world by co-creating a life affirming culture.

Human Rights Campaign, An organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. Featuring a special section on the legal aspects of marriage for same-sex couples., A website and blog for the independent-minded bride.

I Do Foundation
, Through the I Do Foundation's Charity Registry, you can share the generosity of your guests directly with your chosen charitable cause. Using their simple system, your guests can make secure online donations in support of the organization of your choice as their wedding gift to you., JustGive provides engaged couples with the opportunity to create a unique and meaningful gift registry. Used alone or in addition to traditional gift registries, couples can create a customized Web page that encourages contributions to their favorite charities.

Organic Weddings, Organic Weddings is the most comprehensive wedding planning resource for couples striving to live healthy, natural lifestyles with regard for our environment., is the most complete guide to information about Self-Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles and references to thousands of other websites.

Wedding Planning Resources

Weddings of Distinction, Pat Orangio offers Atlanta-area couples a variety of wedding planning support and wedding day services.

Alpine Photography, This Asheville-based husband and wife photography company provides an array of packages to fit your wedding budget.

Wedding Podcast Network, Original wedding talk "radio" programs for couples planning their wedding. Podcasts include Newlywed Cast, Bridal Scene, Planet Bride, and more.


Back to Bliss Workshop, A workshop presented by Elizabeth Loyd Kinnett and Ken Kinnett that strengthens good relationships and renews those in crisis. In their workshops, created from the experience of their own forty-nine-year relationship, the Kinnetts share the skills that enable them to continue to love each other, love themselves, and nurture their relationship.

Imago Relationship Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy will help you become aware of the hidden agenda of romantic love, and to see that the conflict in your relationship is a wonderful opportunity for growth. The Imago dialogue provides a safe and supportive set of tools to explore these deep issues with your partner. The emotional bond initially created by romantic love is able to evolve into the powerful, lifelong bond that is real love.

More To Life, More To Life courses teach practical tools and skills that help you connect with your best self whenever you choose and grasp more of the creative possibilities in every life situation. Use them to create partnerships that are more connecting, work that is more fulfilling, and a life in which you become more of who you are, each day of your life.

New Warrior Training Adventure, The ManKind Project's New Warrior Training Adventure® (NWTA) is an intense, transformative men's initiation that invites men to forge a deep conscious connection between head and heart. The NWTA offers men a powerful, challenging opportunity to look at all aspects of their lives in a richly supportive environment. Affiliated with The ManKind Project is a program especially for women, Woman Within® International,

State of Grace Document, Maureen McCarthy and Zelle Nelson have created a radical new alternative to business and personal contracts built on trust and respect. The beauty of the State of Grace Document is that it provides a way to create a solid foundation at the beginning of a relationship that then sustains us through the middle and into the transition phases with grace and dignity. It truly changes the destiny of the relationship.

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