Laura Doyle

Manifested Desire to Marry By Cheryl Johnson

Three years and two dismal divorces ago, I finally met the man of my dreams! Mike and I get along great, make each other laugh, thoroughly enjoy each other’s company, and my friends and family always comment on how happy we look. Nothing was really wrong with our relationship, and we could’ve continued this way, except my friend recommended a book titled The Surrendered Wife by Laura...
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How to Stop Being Controlling in a Relationship

The “I Was Just Trying To Help” Syndrome For a lot of us women, when it comes to our husbands, we have an unconscious refrain jingling in our heads that goes like this: “I know better than he does—I will help him do it right.” With this background music, we quickly develop an air of superiority. We feel qualified to instruct our husbands on how to vacuum the carpet,...
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The Power Of Expressing Gratitude in Relationships

Experience The Power of Gratitude Expressing gratitude in relationships is one of my favorite Intimacy Skills because it has so much power to change my life for the better. When I express gratitude, weather it’s toward my man or my life in general, my focus begins to shift dramatically. When I take time to look around at what I have, where I am, and who my husband is for me, my life seems...
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A Modern Approach To Surrendering By Leticia Vasquez

A book called “The Surrendered Wife”? With a drawing of a woman in a bubble bath? No thank you. At least that’s what I thought to myself a few years ago, as I browsed relationship books on Amazon.com, desperately trying to keep my end of the bargain my husband and I had entered into a few months before. That bargain came on the heels of an emotional re-commitment to one another after a few...
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Warmest Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and a Surrendered New Year!

With the holiday season upon us, I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much you’ve contributed to my life this year. I want to express my sincerest gratitude to all of the amazing women that have become part of the Surrendered community over the past year, and thank you for the wonderful, heartwarming, and inspiring stories that you have shared with me and my team here at Laura Doyle...
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How To Be Vulnerable In A Relationship

Your Scary, Beautiful, Tender Side Brene`Brown writes: “Rather than deny our vulnerability, we lean into both the beauty and agony of our shared humanity. Choosing courage does not mean that we’re unafraid, it means that we are brave enough to love despite the fear and uncertainty.” Why is it so difficult to be vulnerable in a relationship? Perhaps it’s because we mistake being...
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