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Men Too Like to Be Cute

I thought women were the only vain creatures trying to fit into cute clothes too small for them. Not so. Yesterday, on Martin Luther King's Day, I was out shopping with my husband at the outlets in New Jersey.  Contact Us!
Fun Recipes
Kick Off the Super Bowl Game with A Chex Party Mix!

I grew up on Chex Party Mix made by my aunt. It is one of my favorite snacks. She used to make the mix and put them in large tins so that they would last us at least a couple of months. It was so good to my family that it only lasted about a month.Visit www.chex.com. 
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There are no book signings scheduled for January 2015. Please be sure to check February's issue for new book signing updates. For past book signings visit www.buzzaboutrelationships.com.
 

Couples' Nook by Ms. Lah Lah
Trivia Games, Fun Facts, and More...

We are happy to introduce Couples' Nook on our website. 

We think every couple needs to have fun in their relationship, as well as find solutions to their problems. Therefore, we provide you with trivia games, contests, and fun facts. We would love to hear your thoughts about fun facts and information you would like to see on the website. Please visit the website and Join us for fun games and more!

Tips for Healthy Relationships

Negative Thinking Can Lead to Health Risks in Couples

 

by Sheri E Ragland

 

It is a new year and you want to make changes in your life for the better. Not sure where to start? In Seven Deep Insecurities Men Don't Want Women to Know, I discussed seven key insecurities men don't often share with their partners or spouses. Through research, men have identified "Negative thinking" as their number one insecurity. "Negative thinking" is a great threat to dreams, opportunities, success, joy, health, progress, and fulfilling relationships. Yet, men and women are plagued with this deep-seeded insecurity daily and are not sure what to do about it. Contact Us!

January 5, 2014
Happy New Year from Buzz About Relationships! Welcome to the first e-newsletter of the new year! We are still excited about the launch of our first 

book on November 3, 2014 -

Seven Deep Insecurities Men Don't Want Women to know. The book is online for ordering at Lifeway.com, Amazon.com and Barnes and Nobles. For book details, visit www.buzzaboutrelationships.com.

In this issue, we start the new year off with a focus on healthy relationships topics that we feel matter to you. In this e-newsletter, we include a Super Bowl Recipe, Funny Thought for the Day, Relationship Facts, Relationship Topics Poll, and Articles. We look forward to more great things to come in 2015! Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Instagram(ser.2107) and Like Us! Contact us!

 

Funny Thought for the Day
Men Too Like to Be Cute

I thought women were the only vain creatures trying to fit into cute clothes too small for them. Not so. On January 19th, Martin Luther King's Day, I was out shopping with my husband at the outlets in New Jersey. My husband struck up a casual conversation with a man looking for designer jeans in a high-end department store. It just so happened that they were both looking for the designer jeans in the same size, but the store was almost sold out, except for a couple of pair. My husband accepted the fact that he couldn't possibly fit into a smaller size or 33. However, the man took the size 33 pair of jeans and tried them on to see if he could squeeze into them. Wow!! After trying them on, the man said the size 33 was made of stretch material and they felt like a size 35. The man convinced himself that they almost felt as good as a size 36. Of course, the 36 is the correct next size, not 35. Needless to say, he bought the designer jeans and had every intention of wearing them painfully and proudly. We held our laughter of support until after we left the store. Just had to share!

 

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Fun Recipes 

Kick Off the Super Bowl Game with a Chex Party Mix!

 

I grew up on Chex Party Mix made by my aunt. It is one of my favorite snacks. She used to make the mix and put them in large tins so that they would last us at least a couple of months. It was so good to my family that it only lasted about a month. At times it didn't last that long. Here is my Super Bowl Party contribution.

 

 


The Big Game Chex Mix

1 1/2cups Corn Chex™ cereal

1 1/2cups Rice Chex™ cereal

1 1/2cups Wheat Chex™ cereal

1 cup honey mustard flavor small pretzel twists, pieces or nuggets

1/2 cup smoked almonds

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 tablespoon yellow mustard or hot and spicy mustard

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt


 

Preparation

1 In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, pretzels and almonds.

2 In microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter, mustard, honey and seasoned salt on High 45 to 60 seconds or until butter is melted and mixture is hot; stir. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 4 to 5 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until mixture begins to brown.

3 Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.

 

Note - You can  use your favorite combination of Chex® cereals-just make sure to use a total of 4 ˝ cups. Also, you can substitute your favorite nuts as well. 

 

Serving Size: Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 45); Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 290mg; Total Carbohydrate 18g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 3g); Protein 3g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 6%; Iron 25%
Exchanges: 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Carbohydrate Choice 
MyPyramid Servings: 0 tsp Fats & Oils; 0 oz-eq Grains; 0 oz-eq Meat & Beans 
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. 
Makes: 12 servings. Find the recipe at ww.chex.com.

 

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Events
Book Signing Events

There are no book signings scheduled for january 2015. Please be sure to check February's issue for new book signing updates. For past book signings visit www.buzzaboutrelationships.com.

 

Couples' Nook by Ms. Lah Lah
Trivia Games, Fun Facts, and More...

We are happy to introduce Couples' Nook on our website.  We think every couple needs to have fun in their relationship, as well as find solutions to their problems. Therefore, we provide you with trivia games, contests, and fun facts. 

We would love to hear your thoughts about fun facts and information you would like to see on the website. 

Please take our one-question poll - Relationship Topics Poll 

We now provide daily posts on Relationship Facts on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter!

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Tips for Healthy Relationships

Negative Thinking Can Lead to Health Risks in Couples

 

by Sheri E Ragland

 

It is a new year and you want to make changes in your life for the better. Not sure where to start? In Seven Deep Insecurities Men Don't Want Women to Know, I discussed seven key insecurities men don't often share with their partners or spouses. Through research, men have identified "Negative thinking" as their number one insecurity. "Negative thinking" is a great threat to dreams, opportunities, success, joy, health, progress, and fulfilling relationships. Yet, men and women are plagued with this deep-seated insecurity daily and are not sure what to do about it. "Negative thinking" prevents you from progressive living every day. Even worse, "negative thinking" can lead to health problems, such as stress. What is troubling is that so few know about the effects of "negative thinking" as a health issue and or fail to acknowledge the power of it.

 

I watched The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Inc. on January 8, 2015 at 9am.  Gordon Robertson hosted the segment, which is part of series called "Protect Your Health!" CBN has been providing informative health topics on how to improve your health through the series, since October 2014. In the January 8th segment, I was intrigued by the subject of stress and how it impacts the body. I was even more intrigued when the segment included how stress affects couples. In fact, couples who consistently target each other's character with harsh words about an issue have a weaker immune system than couples who love and use encouraging words to discuss a problem (CBN, January 8, 2015). Couples who speak harsh words to each other "take 40% longer to recover from injuries" due to a weakened immune system (CBN, January 8, 2015). Therefore, your "negative thinking," speech, and actions can prevent healthy relationships. According to CBN (2015), Key ways to change your negative thinking is to make lifestyle changes, such as:

  1. Exercise consistently
  2. Spend time in prayer and meditation on the Word of God
  3. Forgive and let go
  4. Have a social network of interaction
  5. Laughter/joy

It is important to integrate the list of five items above into your life and practice them consistently. I have found that consistent prayer and meditation on Biblical principles or Scriptures guarantees positive results. Philippians 4:8 (ESV) states, "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Couples who have attended a faith-based church that promoted Christ-centered teachings, had Bible studies, and prayed together had a greater chance of having a healthy and lasting relationship (Stanton 2011). Start your year off with changing your thinking to bring about positive results in your life and relationship! A couple that prays together stays together!

 

References

 

CBN. (January 8, 2015). Protect your health! - part IV. Virginia Beach, VA: The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. http://www.cbn.com/special/ProtectYourHealth/.

 

Stanton, Glenn T. 2011. "Divorce rate in the church - As high as the world?" Focus on the Family Findings. Focus on the Family. http://www.focusonthefamily.com/about_us/focus-findings/marriage/divorce-rate-in-the-church-as-high-as-the-world.aspx.

 

  

It is a new year and we are still excited about the opportunity to share and engage couples on relationship topics. Our goal is to provide new insight for couples on relationship topics through trustworthy resources, such as newsletters, articles, books, blogs and forums for reference and stimulating conversations. Established in 2013, Buzz About Relationships credits its success to listening to couples and providing strategies they can implement within their relationships to feel closer as a unit. Our diverse couples come from all kinds of cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and religions, all with their own unique needs. Couples have the opportunity to address common problems that exist within their relationships through access to practical, useful, credible information for creating healthy discussions and coming up with solutions. Contact us if you want to learn more. Contact Us!

 

Sincerely,


 

Sheri E. Ragland

Founder and CEO
Buzz About Relationships


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