Maintaining connections with other people is a major factor in optimal aging.  In this section, a number of contributors share their ideas and research on maintaining healthy relationships and establishing new ones. 


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8 Things Never to Say When Your Friend Hurts by Bill Nichols (December 1, 2016)

Do you know what to say when someone is in serious emotional and spiritual pain?…


Tell Her You Love Her by Rusty Wright (July 22, 2016)

A tribute to a rare jewel…


Friendship by Emily Sohn (submitted by Stu Johnson) (July 13, 2016)

Why it matters…


Top Ten Secrets to Staying Married by James N. Watkins (June 10, 2016)

Time-tested advice on piling up anniversary celebrations…


"Faith of Our Mother's" updated by James N. Watkins (May 6, 2016)

New words for an old, old song…


Who is On Your Mean-the-Most List? by Bill Nichols (March 26, 2016)

And whose mean-the-most list would you be on?…


Make Me a Blessing. What's That? by Bill Nichols (March 19, 2016)

What does in mean to be a blessing? How can you be a blessing to someone?


Love, Marriage and Sex . . . by James N. Watkins (February 11, 2016)

An updated annual collection of cartoons and blogs to celebrate Valentine's Day…


Lovin' Late Bloomers by Wes Wick (December 26, 2015)

A revived persimmon tree with high-hanging fruit provides a lesson in reaching folks in their later seasons who seem destined to be fruitless…


Loneliness at Christmas by Rusty Wright (December 13, 2015)

Feeling low this Christmas season? You're not alone. Amid holiday cheer, many lonely people are crying or dying on the inside…


Falling in Love--and Getting Back Up Again by James N. Watkins (August 7, 2015)

Thinking about writing a book on love…


The Age of LoveIt's Never Too Late to Date by Marla Stoker (June 24, 2015)

Documentary film and speed dating event for seniors provide tips for dating again when you're older…


A Movie for Valentine's Day by Rusty Wright (February 11, 2015)

There are options for your Valentine's Day movie date this year…


Valentine, How do I Love Thee? by Rusty Wright (February 8, 2015)

Fun—and funny—stories about love and communication…


Bring Back that Lovin' Feeling by Rusty Wright (February 1, 2015)

A fun and humorous look at love and relationships…