It used to be so easy living here with you. Until it wasn’t. What happened? The instant attraction. Staying up all night talking. Planning the future. Supporting each other through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Celebrating individual and … [Read more...] about It Used To Be So Easy Living Here With You
I’ve had the honor of working with many couples over the past several years, and although the stories are unique, the issues usually aren’t. Typically there’s a breach of trust that makes loving and respecting each other difficult, if not impossible. The breach may be obvious … [Read more...] about Helping Your Spouse Open Up Again
As a marriage counselor, I get the joy of seeing complete reconciliation of the relationship and a better marriage than in the beginning. But, at the same time, I must first walk through the valleys with people who do not see a path forward nor can imagine the outcome they hope … [Read more...] about Marriage: Is God Enough In Hard Times?
Marriage is not always an easy road; it’s filled with bumps, holes, and at times can feel like it’s paved with broken glass. It’s not a forgiving environment for couples who have a lot of conflict or offend easily. Fighting is inevitable in any relationship, but all too often our … [Read more...] about Fighting to Win in Your Marriage
Relationship dynamics can be confusing and muddy and leave you feeling unsure of which way is up. Am I right? Are they right? What are we even trying to get to here? Balancing the emotions, desires and needs of other people is complicated. And as someone who is simply … [Read more...] about A.R.E. you there? A Goal for Marriage (And All Intimate Relationships)
This may seem like an odd title for a blog. Most would assume that if you bothered to marry someone you at least like them. Things may start off that way, but all too often as the years go by our general regard for one another can be tainted with bitterness, hidden resentment, or … [Read more...] about Learning to Like Your Spouse Again