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Ramona Zabriskie
Discover your power to succeed in marriage.
Discover your power to succeed in marriage.
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Women today, either by design, development, or accident, depending on your belief system, are in a very powerful position when it comes to creating and maintaining truly rewarding relationships with men. My latest article on Wellness.com

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“She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them.” Shakespeare: Othello – Act 1, Scene 3

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In grateful and encouraging acknowledgement of the progress she's facilitated in their marriage, one of my Wife for Life University students has received an incredibly thoughtful gift from her husband: a print of the Minerva Teichert painting, "Shouting Hosannah", which I describe in my book:
"My favorite of Minerva’s impressionistic watercolors is Handcart Pioneers, in which a woman wearing a prairie dress stands on her toes, raises her arm, and lifts her chin, as if to salute the company following her as she and her husband crest a mountain pass. Though the pioneer’s enthusiastic gesture bespeaks her joy in accomplishment, it’s the red paisley shawl fluttering round her neck that grabs the viewer. Minerva, an outspoken advocate of women’s rights, purposely and repeatedly chose paisley—a bold, colorful fabric—for her female subjects because to her, the cloth represented powerful women...
"Minerva’s paisley fabric then, epitomizes a Wife for Life, a Dream Maker, a Pioneer Woman. Because she has taken responsibility to manage her fears and cultivate her courage, resilience, and self-reliance, the Paisley Shawl Woman has the power to respond rather than react to her loved one. As keeper of the relationship, a Pioneer Woman has the strength, talent, self-assurance, and fortitude to wave her marriage forward—no matter the height or depth or number of mountains and valleys (or natural disasters) on the road ahead…"
Wife for Life: The Power to Succeed in Marriage | Free study guide at http://ramonazabriskie.com/book
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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! My team had me in tears this morning talking about the secret sauce in Wife for Life University: sisterhood and community. They compared the W4LU student body to a group of mountain climbers, tethered together in the struggle and the exhilaration. It's so true. My ladies (from every walk of life and corner of the globe) love one another and root for one another and look out for one another. As the Nigerian proverb says about women: “It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love.” Nothing can be more basic and beautiful than that.

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"Waiting to give him respect until he becomes your dream guy, living up to certain standards or expectations, will never produce results. You can’t wait for a tree to grow before you water it." Wife for Life: The Power to Succeed in Marriage http://ramonazabriskie.com/book
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Regardless of their previous attainments in life—whether negligible or considerable—many well-intentioned men feel their “quest”, that is, their life’s dream and work, is undefined or incomplete without the support and involvement of a loving woman. Is your man one of them?

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My article published this week on Dr. Oz's website, Sharecare.com: "Inside that enlightened paradigm, I regretted that for too long I had been thinking of my husband’s quest as somewhat egocentric, as if the proverbial world revolved around storybook him. Now however, the secrets about his “why” for needing me became crystal clear…"

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I've been loving Masterpiece Theatre's production of "Victoria" for the past several weeks...and it's reminded me of the impact Victoria's relationship to Albert has had on me personally and the inspiration their grand marriage was in the writing of Wife for Life: The Power to Succeed in Marriage (http://bit.ly/wifeforlife). Their reign and romance are considered a zenith in Great Britain history and their love affair makes becoming a queen seem a doable, if not an envious objective. :) The television series is beautiful and I highly recommend it as a prime Wife for Life "Best Imagination" piece. The season finale is Sunday evening, Feb. 26th (tune in!). If you've missed the other five episodes, they are available on the PBS website for a limited time. In the meantime, I hope this post, and how it relates to what YOU can achieve in your own marriage, inspires you the way V&A inspire me.

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Consider: would you show all your cards to a spouse who questions your decisions, belittles your worries, or laughs at your mistakes? True friends have three distinct qualities. One is the ability to be nonjudgemental. Another quality is loyalty. And the third is the willingness to be straightforward (clear, timely, unemotional). Once spouses feels inherently respected in this way, the companionship and sharing they long for are much more likely to happen. Learn how: ramonazabriskie.com

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There is a simple way to get started, or continue, in the habit of filling your own tank so that you can give from abundance while receiving with confidence. I don’t mean to make it sound easy—we are talking about the greatest challenge of a woman’s life, the seesaw between nurturing herself and nurturing others—but I know you can do it. Here’s how...


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