In today’s rough and tumble world, practicing courtesy, kindness and respect may seem out of place but NOT for us devotees trying to purify our lives! For us, it is imperative to practice these as, devotional service begins at home.  Read More

The Communication Dance in Relationships

You’ve probably heard this before. Being in close relationships and being married, is like dancing.  Couples who have healthy relationships become partners, cooperating in rhythmic or sometimes awkward movements.  You figure out how to fulfill your needs and how to move across the landscape of your busy, intertwined lives. Read more

We are all very unique individuals, with different ways which we offer love and receive love.  This is sometimes referred to as love languages.

The wife's language might be words of appreciation and the husband's might be acts of service.  He is working to provide for the family and to him, it is an offering of love. She complains that he never offers appreciation.  "I told you I loved you the day we got married, if anything changes, I'll let you know," becomes his attitude. They gradually move into  a state of disconnection and live in parallel, separate worlds.  If they made an effort to understand each other's language,  the dynamic of their marriage could be transformed.

If he offered words of appreciation for the small actions she regularly does and if she spent time helping in something activity that is meaningful to him, their relationship would become much healthier.

Here is quiz both you your spouse can do to cultivate a better understanding of each other to foster a better relationship. It's called the Five Love Languages. 

Start a Daily Gratitude Journal

  • what I learned  today
  • the challenges I overcame
  • how my spouse adds value to my life
  • those who helped me
  • having the opportunity to serve others
  • seeing the beauty of God's creation

7  Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude

  • Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.
  • Gratitude improves physical health.
  • Gratitude improves psychological health.
  • Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.
  • Grateful people sleep better.
  • Gratitude improves self-esteem.
  • Gratitude increases mental strength.

By Amy Morin written for Psychology Today

The Compassion Switch

A virtual seminar presented by Partha dasa and Uttama dasi for the Virtual Vaishnavi Collective on how to access our spiritual compassionate nature.





We seek to support, strengthen, educate and enliven the individuals, couples and families who are or will be involved with the grihastha ashram.