Here we are, already at the end of the first month of 2018! I have to ask, how are those new years resolutions working out for you? Most of us have crashed the diet, not seen the gym in two weeks, and have watched way too much Netflix. Many of us are feeling pretty low about … [Read more...] about Resolution Do-Over: 8 Tips for Better Goal-Setting in 2018
The conflicts are becoming more intense and frequent. As the arguments occur daily, they see no hope for staying married. This is the scenario that often enters my office as a couple tries one last time to find help in their relationship. Comments like, “Our constant yelling … [Read more...] about Five Ways That Staying Married Impacts Your Kids
It often happens. A wife calls me in desperation. She has suggested marriage counseling to her husband “for years” – and the relationship has reached such a low point that she is not sure she can keep this up. And she is beginning to lose hope – or perhaps she already … [Read more...] about 5 Marriage Counseling Myths (That Keep Husbands Away)
There is so much written and displayed about sex in this world that degrades the biblical view of healthy intimacy that God desires for us. Having the opportunity to share God’s perspective of intimacy in a secular venue is an unusual opportunity. Here is an interview I did … [Read more...] about Sex: The Counterfeit for Intimacy
Is the “High Point” of My Marriage Already Over ? Many of the couples who ask me to meet with them have been married 1, 3, 10, 15 or even 25+ years. They are surprised that the fulfillment and enjoyment of marriage is no longer there. They expected marriage to “be … [Read more...] about Marriage: Is This All There Is ?
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh I didn’t think that I’d last another minute pulling those weeds in our front yard. It was a typical, sweltering 95° summer day … [Read more...] about The Secrets to a Lifelong Marriage: Lessons from Kindergarten