“I am in Love!” What a great phrase. It is a feeling that surpasses almost all others. In intensity, in meaning, in fulfillment, and in happiness. And it is a feeling that we never want to lose. We want to experience it continually and forever. We are convinced that we … [Read more...] about Why Being in Love is Not Enough
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
I’m sure, if asked, we parents would agree that we want our children to grow up with a healthy sense of self-confidence and self-worth. Evidence on the adverse effects of negative self-talk and negative self-image are well documented as predecessors to depression, anxiety, and … [Read more...] about Cultivating Your Child’s Inner Voice: Part 1
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)
Have you ever seen parents of a newborn?! They are bleary-eyed and stumbling through life like limp rags. Their sweet little baby keeps them running all hours of the night. No one is really surprised. It’s what we all expect from a child. Children don’t stop to consider how their … [Read more...] about Grow Up Already!
One of the Worst Birthdays of My Life My wife and I had planned this weekend for several months. We were spending two nights at a hotel/spa out of town. Everything seemed perfect. We were away from the busyness of life and had anticipated a relaxing time of simply being in … [Read more...] about When Striving for “Truth” in Marriage Doesn’t Work (and What to Do About It!)