What? I know it seems weird for a marriage counselor to say, but it is true. After years of working with couples as a mentor and now as a marriage counselor, there are certain factors that are more important in marriage than “feeling in love.” Please don’t get me wrong. … [Read more...] about Why “Feeling in Love” is Overrated in Marriage.
How Our Marriage Begins: What is it that you enjoy most about a wedding? Is it the music, or the ceremony, or perhaps the reception food? (That’s one of my favorite parts!) For many, it is watching the beautiful bride walk down the aisle. … [Read more...] about Five Reasons We Lose Joy in Marriage
When Betrayal Occurs: What Is Next? It usually begins with a phone call. I can tell from the type of conversation and the tone of voice what is coming next. If the betrayed spouse calls, the voice quivers a bit. Sometimes the person breaks down and sobs. … [Read more...] about After Betrayal: Six Reasons to Hope for the Future
This is the “Ultimate” Game of the Year. Stay with me here… I know it may seem like a stretch, but as I reflect on the 2019 CFP Championship Game between Alabama and Clemson, I begin to realize the similarities between reaching this goal and reaching the goal of a … [Read more...] about Eight Principles We Can Learn About Marriage from the CFP Championship Teams
Lost some of that loving feeling? Looking to get more connected? Closer? Want to stop the bickering & the same-old-arguments? Trouble communicating? REGISTRATION NOW OPEN A COUPLE’S ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCE: Based on the EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) books by Dr. Sue … [Read more...] about 2019 Created for Connection Couples’ Workshop
The Advice We Don’t Think We Need Before Marriage A number of years ago, my wife and I were leading a “Pre-Marital” class in which we were providing great information about the joys and challenges that many young couples face during their first months and years of … [Read more...] about This is Not What I Thought Marriage Would Be!