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Valentine Love
shimBrenda Wade & Ed McClune

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More than poems, cards, candy, or flowers, Valentine’s Day comes around each year to remind us of both romance and enduring love. Yet we know that relationships involve so much more than the heady passion of the “falling in love” phase symbolized in many Valentine’s Day cards: authenticity, loyalty, deep friendship, respect, and so very much more.

It’s been said, “Where there’s love, there’s life!” We explore the wonders of love and offer some helpful ideas to promote intimacy and handle rough patches. You’ll hear:

  • what dynamics are involved when two people fall in love
  • stories that describe why love changes over time
  • the importance of honoring the various stages of loving
  • why commitment is both sexy and freeing
  • how to create the vital mature phase of a relationship
Featured Guests
Brenda Wade, PhD regularly appears on CNN and NBC's Today Show as a psychology expert and is featured on Oprah and Good Morning America. She hosts Black Renaissance on the CW network, and is the author of four books: Power Choices, Love Lessons, What Mama Couldn't Tell Us About Love, and 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Falling In Love. Dr. Wade also facilitates retreats and seminars around the world.
Ed McClune, MFT Ed McClune, MFT works as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in couples counseling. He also works as a supervising process teacher for the esteemed Hoffman Institute, where he facilitates transformational workshops throughout the US and Europe. McClune is formerly a San Francisco broadcast host for KBLX, and now focuses primarily on helping couples to restore the faith in their lives and their relationships.
Recommended Resources

Books by Dr. Brenda Wade

What Mama Couldn't Tell Us About Love

Love Lessons: A Guide to Transforming Relationships

99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Falling In Love.

Power Choices: Signposts on Your Journey to Wholeness, Love, Joy and Peace



Voice Dialogue, Relationship, & the Psychology of Selves

The Relational Life Institute

Books by Other Authors

Short-Term Couples Therapy: The Imago Model in Action
by Wade Luquet

Love in the Trenches by Al Crowell

I Don’t Want To Talk About It by Terrance Real

How Can I Get Through To You by Terrance Real

101 Things I Wish I Knew When I got Married
by Linda and Charlie Bloom

Pathways to Peace
Pathways to Peace

The Joan Kenley Show is a 501(c)(3) project of Pathways to Peace