Welcome To "Between Men and Women"!
Do Any of These Describe You?
* You have attended marriage counselling and you didn't get the results you wanted.
* The quality of communication, or lack thereof, is eroding the connection you want, need and deserve.
* You love your partner and you want to get back to the peace, trust and connection you once had.
* You want to understand what hasn't worked in the past so you know how to handle it in the future.
* You know you're both perfect just as you are, and you want a program that honours that.
* You know a great relationship is possible and you want to get there fast.
* You are committed to personal well-being for you and your partner.
* You want your relationship to be a stress-free refuge.
IF YOU SEE YOURSELF IN ANY OF THE ABOVE, THE "BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN" COUPLES RETREAT
OR PRIVATE INTENSIVE WILL PRODUCE THE RESULTS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.
GREAT RELATIONSHIPS START HERE.
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What makes "Between Men and Women" couples relationship system unique?
“Between Men and Women” programs educate rather than diagnose. The model is about understanding your partner, rather than delving into your past. It is an effective alternative to marriage counselling.
We Never Ask You to Change
There’s no reason to. While your relationship may occur as “broken”, YOU are not. There are just a few critical distinctions about one another that, when understood, makes all the difference in your relationship.
Rather than spend time rehashing the past, “Between Men and Women” gives you tools and awareness that will move you, and your relationship or marriage confidently into the future.
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Inner Sync Systems Inc. is a company driven by a dedication to our clients, our community and our planet. Our values of Integrity, Contribution and Trustworthiness are reflected in our mission, which includes:
To have clients get that they are Whole, Perfect and Complete just as they are.
Rebuilding Connection and Trust
To replace the “war between the sexes” with Understanding, Peace and Acceptance.
Improving Clients’ Quality of Life
To give clients direct access to Fun, Ease and Joy.
Providing High Quality and Value
To provide High Quality products that promise Great Value to clients.
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If you have questions about the "Between Men and Women" group retreat or "The Edge" private marriage counseling alternative, please briefly explain your situation below, and provide a phone number and time(s) when we can call. Alternatively, feel free to call Donna or Jason at 403-455-9351. To Your Greatness!
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Tips and Advice Straight from the "Between Men and Women" Model
Every year marriages and relationships are tested by the Christmas season. It’s a high pressure time of year in many ways. Frustration, overwhelm and dashed expectations can erode connection and trust. January is one of the busiest times of year for divorce lawyers. When you come together as a team, however, it can be magical[…]
Can a couples retreat fix my marriage? It certainly can if you’re committed to it! If you’re thinking about a couples retreat to rejuvenate your relationship, keep reading for an important tip that can help you get great results. We all want to have the best in the area of relationship and marriage. Who doesn’t?[…]
Setting the stage for a happy marriage is what the “Between Men and Women” Alberta Couples Retreat is all about. A common obstacle to a happy marriage is when one or both partners are “stuck” in wanting to be “right”. One partner does, says or believes something, and the other partner can’t let go of[…]
If you’re asking yourself, “How can I fix my relationship?”, or “How can I improve intimacy and connection in my marriage?”, try this simple exercise. Positive attention along with a good solid strategy for sustainability can get you there. They can prevent your relationship from ending up as another divorce statistic. The honeymoon stage is[…]
Effective communication in marriage makes everything easier and more rewarding. Learning to ask for what you want is a key practice for sustaining a healthy and satisfying relationship. Over time, frustration and disappointment set in when we’re not getting our needs met. We start living in a sea of blame where no one can do[…]
Over the weekend, we had a question from a client that was related to addictions. Addictions wreak havoc on relationships. Understanding how an addiction can occur as a win to men won’t stop the addictive behaviour. It may, however, help spouses generate empathy and compassion at times when the relationship is being tested. This client[…]
Happy marriages and relationships are created by individual moments and the choices we make between those moments. The choices we make determine our experience and reflect what we are committed to. In other words, the results you have in your relationship are directly related to your commitments, so be sure that what you are in[…]
Creating a happy marriage is about looking ahead. So often when things get difficult in relationship, we wish we could go back to when things were good. Of course, we can’t actually go back. Donna made the following video when we visited her home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba. In it, she reminds us that a[…]
Money and marriage is an important topic. Financial troubles are the source of a lot of problems in marriage. What do you think is the source of a lot of money troubles between partners? A major source of financial difficulties is an inability to talk about money. Studies show that couples that are able to[…]
The person who originally posted this on Pinterest said reading it made her cry, and she didn’t know why. We do… It made her cry because it’s who she really is…and society tells her its not okay. That’s why she has to “admit it”. The truth is she…and every woman…should be celebrating that “IT”. Women[…]
What are three of the leading causes of stress in marriage, and how can you eliminate stress in marriage? That’s a tall order, but with certain key understandings it’s possible. Finances, parenting and communication (not necessarily in that order) cause so much stress because they are so important. The common denominator in each of them[…]
Justin Bieber’s new album, “Purpose”, is being released on November 13. In pre-release interviews Bieber explains how lonely it can be on tour and that he often feels depressed. “People see the glam and the amazing stuff, but they don’t know the other side. This life can rip you apart…I just want people to know[…]
If you are unsatisfied in your marriage, yet you are committed to enjoying a happy relationship, half the battle is already won. Being committed is about not giving up. It’s about valuing your relationship more than you value being right. It’s about acknowledging that your partner’s perspective is valid, even if you don’t agree with[…]
Have you ever wondered why women in relationship don’t get what they want from their guy? One of the reasons is that she is focused on…well…not getting what she wants from her guy. That focus generates an energy of frustration, anger, blame, or even victim hood. As a result, he pulls back. If you want[…]
Here’s what you have to do to fix one of, if not THE, leading underlying cause of arguments in marriages and relationships. Understanding this single, yet critical element can make a huge difference. So here it is… Men and women think differently. We say we know this, but when push comes to shove, we wonder[…]
Understanding women is a laudable, though near impossible goal for men in relationship. There’s nothing wrong with this. It’s just how it is. It’s one of those cosmic jokes that keeps life and relationships interesting. You see, men and women operate with different forms of logic. Or more accurately, men and women both have access[…]
This one trick can transform your relationship or marriage, once you commit to it. Like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly, this secret can “shapeshift” your relationship from what it is to what you know is possible. The best part is that you are 100% in control, so success is guaranteed if you are committed to[…]
This one key activity can turn a woman’s “light” out and prevent her from sprinkling her magic in her marriage and the world. What is it? Judgement. In the absence of judgement…when a woman is free to be who she is, to feel how she feels and to want what she wants…her life force, vitality and energy[…]
At the start of this past weekend’s Between Men and Women Couples Relationship Retreat we asked participants their goals for the weekend…what do they want for themselves and their relationship? One participant said, amongst other things, that she wanted “to get the comedy in it all”…just what is, free of drama and significance. I loved[…]
Can you imagine, over the course of a 67 year marriage, how many opportunities there would be to be positional about something? To be right and to have your partner be wrong? The longevity of this couple’s marriage, and of their enduring life-long commitment, was clearly not due to the absence of these opportunities. Over 67 years,[…]
Happy Valentine’s Day! Instead of just having a date, create connection and intimacy as well. Here’s one way. To Your Greatness!
25 years is a long time. Last weekend Donna and I went up to Edmonton to celebrate my brother and sister-in-law’s 25th wedding anniversary. Sean and Janet were high school sweethearts. They were married at 20 years old. They have two amazing kids. I have never heard Sean or Janet raise their voices to each other or to[…]
“It’s Not About the Nail” Sometimes the “fix” is just in listening. It’s more important than most men realise, because it goes against a man’s natural tendency to fix through action. Women are all about connection, so often a man’s “win” with her is in listening and being present. Enjoy, and leave a comment below to[…]
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get back to how it was when you first got together? That sizzle…that energy…that excitement…that passion? And this isn’t just about sex. It’s not even mostly about sex. It’s about that way of being in life together. Re-establishing it can be especially difficult after being[…]
I have two cards on my desk in my office. Both are from Donna. One is a entitled “For my Guy”. It’s very cool. The other has on its front a simple black and white photo of a young boy, maybe 5 or 6 years old, with his arm around a little, frizzy-haired girl as[…]
The words we direct towards ourselves and others are more powerful than most people know. Japanese researcher, Dr. Masaru Emoto, did an experiment to demonstrate this. He filled three jars of rice with water. To one jar, he said, “Thank you.” To a second jar, he said, “You’re an idiot.” And the third jar, he[…]
So what does it mean to be the “right” mate? The above quote seems to suggest that being the right mate requires changing to become someone different than you currently are. For Donna and me, we believe there is nothing you need to change. You’re already perfect. There’s nothing to fix. You are as you[…]
Have you ever wondered why, when we are doing something that isn’t working for us, we take so long before making a change? Curious isn’t it. We stay in jobs we don’t like for years. We live in homes or communities we don’t like far longer than we want to. Similarly, we keep doing things[…]
The space between men and women, husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, gets muddled and messy…by hurts, misunderstandings, regrets, disappointments, hurried lifestyles, illness, unsatisfied expectations and so many other things. What Donna and I love about what we do…about the Between Men and Women retreats…is that it cleans up that space by giving people freedom[…]
It was my Dad’s birthday a couple weeks ago, so I went up to Edmonton for a birthday dinner (15oz. lobster tails if you can imagine it!! Mmmmm…). Every time I see my parents, I am pleasantly reminded that they are one of those couples… a couple that has such an amazing relationship it leaves people[…]
During the week of June 16, 2013, heavy rains resulted in widespread flooding that devastated communities across southern Alberta. Out of the destruction, displacement and loss came an interesting thing…Community. Where the Heck Am “I”? What really stood out for Donna and me in the days and weeks following the flood was the[…]
This past weekend was a moving one for Donna and me. On the one hand, Donna’s daughter Jordan, performed with a group of dedicated young dancers to raise awareness of the vulnerabilities faced by women around the world. We’re really proud of her. That experience was juxtaposed against our learning of the recent suicide of[…]
Brain researcher, Jill Bolte Taylor, studied her own stroke as it happened. She came away with some truly profound insights into human consciousness and our spiritual inter-connectedness. Of course, Donna and I couldn’t help but notice the analogy to men and women. Jill talks about how the left brain keeps us grounded and connected to[…]
A couple Valentines Days ago I challenged myself to make it a special one for Donna. I decided to turn Valentines Day into Valentines Week. The week before Valentines Day I gave Donna a Valentines Day card everyday. Some were funny, some were heart-ticklers, some were a little risque. I also gave Donna a gift[…]
Relationship stress is everywhere today, hence the 45% divorce rate. It can also affect your health and well-being. Providing practical tips for managing this stress is what this post is about. So what’s the big deal about relationship stress?… Not too long ago we shared with you a blog post called “Waiting Until It’s Bad[…]
Mirror Mirror on the Wall… Try this. Go look at yourself in a mirror. What do you see? What are the first things you notice? What catches your attention? How do you feel about it? Really…go do it right now. We’ll wait here for you to come back… What do you regularly focus on about[…]
One morning awhile back, while sipping on our morning coffee-hot chocolate, Donna and I found an article in the Globe and Mail newspaper about 2 psychologists in California that are using magnetic resonance imaging to study the brains of couples that are still passionately in love after at least 20 year of marriage. One comment that caught[…]
This classic by Celine Dion and Luciano Pavarotti truly conveys just how it is between men and women…the push, the pull, the frustration, the passion and the perfection of it all. Do you see the dynamic they sing about in your relationship? Leave a comment below. Enjoy! Source: YouTube “I Hate You Then I Love[…]
Two things stand out for us in this 1970’s hit from Gerry Rafferty. First, it speaks to the sense of purpose and focus women give men. Rafferty sings, “You brought me into the light Threw away all those crazy dreams I put them all behind And it was you woman Right down the line” Second,[…]
If our “mind talk” was real we would all be hooped. So why do we give it so much power? Probably because we think it’s real, rather than just a habit. Probably because we think it actually reflects our life, when in fact it creates it. Probably because it justifies our position – its proof[…]
Awhile back I had a phone conversation with a potential client, “Mary”, that I’ll never forget. “Jody”, a close friend of Mary’s, had completed the “Between Men and Women” Couples Wellness Weekend a few weeks previous. Jody recommended it to Mary because she knew the problems Mary and her husband had been having over their[…]
Like a lot of couples who go into business together, Donna and I had trust “issues” to overcome when we started the “Between Men and Women” Workshop. Usually when people talk about having “trust issues” in relationship – whether it be in business relationships or romantic relationships – it’s assumed they are talking about being[…]
Okay, we’re going to open a can of worms here, and we hope you’ll read this entire post before passing judgement. Here it goes… A little while ago I was checking our Twitter account. One of the people we follow (let’s call her Helen) puts up great tweets. I saw one that evoked some insights[…]
Donna has a favourite fork. It actually is a really nice fork. Its heavy and sturdy. It has a wide base and long tongs. It always seems to be shiny, as if just polished. It feels really nice in the hand. It’s a good fork, and it’s Donna’s favourite. I know it’s Donna’s favourite[…]