Relationship coach and university instructor Dr. Nura Mowzoon explores and explodes the myths of modern relationships: love at first sight; sexual compatibility; living together first. Presenting studies that counter the conventional wisdom about contemporary couples, she maps a path toward the spiritual side of love and marriage, and the practices that foster real and lasting love. She advises us to “take an intentional approach” to knowing one another’s actual character—instead of the usual dating practices of interrogating each other, going to dinner or watching a movie. Funny, insightful and filled with useful advice, Mowzoon challenges what we commonly believe about making marriage work, and changes our ideas about what love actually means.

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  • Fernand Schaber
    Oct 07, 2017
    Dear Nura,
    we watched your presentation together with our 16years old daughter and we liked it very much.
    On top it's quite youth friendly and the messages shared are strong and really close to real live.
    Well done!
  • Singh Hemlata
    Oct 03, 2017
    nice combination of facts and bahai qutations
  • Herve Milewski
    Oct 01, 2017
    Very good, I like the way you use the two sources of knowledge, science and religion.
  • Denise Tulloch
    Sep 30, 2017
    Right of point! The truth is unpalatable to the exponents of popular culture.
  • John Wright
    Sep 30, 2017
    Opening dialogue a lot of pacing. May need to stand and twist while talking. Note cards distraction for audience.never end presentation with thank you find a toastmaster group for honing speaker skills .
    Skills
  • OG Realness
    Sep 28, 2017
    https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice
  • Sep 27, 2017
    Lovely presentation, perfect delivery, and your main messages are of course highly valid. However, this marks a course for future research: you know better than I do that most of your research "findings" are correlative rather than cause-and-effect, and may therefore mean something quite different than we've interpreted. This is higher, the other is lower - maybe both are being driven by a third factor? Thanks - I look forward to seeing your own research, when you are the next John Gottman!