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.
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
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 took awhile to get to the bottom of it. Over and over I found that one spouse or the other was hesitant to work as hard as they could on saving their marriage. It didn't matter what the scenario was in their marital problems. It could be that the other spouse was open and … [Read more...] about The Worst Excuse for NOT Working on Your Marriage
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
No one can adequately prepare you for the part of marriage that isn't passionate, fun, and over-the-top romanticizing the two futures that become one. No one would want to hear it, for one. The people who love you want to support you and share in your joy. They don't want to … [Read more...] about Marriage Problems: Discover Hope and Healing