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Beyond Valentine Love
shimBrenda Wade & Ed McClune

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Valentine's Day – while fun for many – can be stressful for others who may be measuring themselves and their relationships against unrealistic expectations set by Hollywood and Hallmark. So, let’s go beyond what’s possibly seen as a commercial view of Valentine love and remember Tina Turner’s famous song, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” which proclaims: “Love is not a second-hand emotion.” What does it take to keep love alive and have a relationship not only last, but flourish? We'll delve into the challenges of love and offer ways to promote relationship richness and rewards. You’ll hear:

  • that difficult times can be transformed into deeper love
  • well-tested ideas for singles who want to find the right relationship
  • why past experiences impact how we perceive our partner
  • the reason commitment is so integral to relationship
  • what emotional infidelity is and isn’t – and why it’s important to know the difference
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

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

The Power of Apology by Beverly Engel

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