A couple I’d been working with reached the end of our work together, and it was time for our closing “graduation” counseling session. As they walked out of my office afterwards, the wife turned to me and said, “I am so grateful that we have spent this time with you. I … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for the “Empty Nest” Years
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
Try and remember for a moment the last time you had a rather intense “discussion” with your spouse. Not the kind that lasts for two or three minutes and is soon forgotten, but one that might result in several hours (or perhaps days). When every little comment seems to begin an … [Read more...] about Moving from Anger into Intimacy
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 ?