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Dying For Love: Scary Relationship Beliefs That Can Get You Killed, Part 3

Halloween is the occasion during which we celebrate our morbid fascination with darkness, fright, monsters and things that go bump in the night. Unfortunately, due to commonly accepted and unhealthy beliefs about love and relationships, the horrors can often become all too real. To avoid becoming a victim and to help protect those you care about, you don't want to miss our latest 3-part series of Grown Zone Videos, “Dying for Love: Scary [...]

6 Acts of Financial Abuse That Are Red Flags For Intimate Partner Violence

At the core of the mission of Grown Zone Relationship Education is not only helping you to recognize and establish healthy, loving relationships, but to recognize and avoid dangerous, unhealthy ones. Helping people to avoid relationships that lead to domestic abuse and intimate partner violence, in particular, is a key priority of the Grown Zone. Most people think of domestic or intimate partner violence in physical terms. However, there are other [...]

Reject the Dangerous Notion That Men Are Hunters And Women Are Their Prey

I am so tired of people pushing the whole "men are hunters" crap when it comes to relationships. It's just not true. Even worse, this widely promoted belief is unhealthy for both men and women. For my more religious brothers and sisters, please allow me to point out that Adam's original job assignment was gardener, not hunter. He was assigned stewardship of the garden (not the hunting grounds) of Eden. So [...]

Dying For Love: Scary Relationship Beliefs That Can Get You Killed, Part 2

Halloween is the occasion during which we celebrate our morbid fascination with darkness, fright, monsters and things that go bump in the night. Unfortunately, due to commonly accepted and unhealthy beliefs about love and relationships, the horrors can often become all too real. To avoid becoming a victim and to help protect those you care about, you don't want to miss our latest 3-part series of Grown Zone Videos, “Dying for Love: Scary [...]

Dying For Love: Scary Relationship Beliefs That Can Get You Killed, Part 1

Halloween is the occasion during which we celebrate our morbid fascination with darkness, fright, monsters and things that go bump in the night. Unfortunately, due to commonly accepted and unhealthy beliefs about love and relationships, the horrors can often become all too real. To avoid becoming a victim and to help protect those you care about, you don't want to miss our latest 3-part series of Grown Zone Videos, “Dying for Love: Scary [...]

Tolerating Mistreatment Is NOT How Forgiveness Works

You’ve seen the memes; forgiveness isn’t easy, but it frees the forgiver to live better.  This is very much true. However, there are some who think that this act of self love makes them strong enough to walk right back into an unhealthy (i.e., not Grown) situation with someone they’ve forgiven, but who is still treating them badly. Forgiving someone is a Grown decision. However, allowing another person to treat [...]

How To Watch TV One’s Fatal Attraction As If Your Life Depended On It

Anyone who follows the Grown Zone knows that true-crime reality TV is a major part of our media diet. This is because it so graphically illustrates the risks one takes when prematurely surrendering access to body, money, home and heart. Series such as Snapped (on the Oxygen network), Who The Bleep Did I Marry (Investigation Discovery) and Fatal Attraction (TV One) show how common it is for people to pay for poor [...]

11 Things Called Love That Are Anything But

A major principle of Grown, self-loving decision-making, in pursuit of healthy relationships of honor, esteem and respect, is not just having a clear idea of what love is, but also being clear on what it is not. The ability to recognize and reject what you don’t want is often more important than knowing and getting what you do want, because failure to do the former can eliminate the possibility of [...]