About Gary Malone

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Amy Wine Counseling Center in Cypress TX. Lover of the outdoors. Husband and father of three.

When Your Therapist Sucks

I have this theory about why people enjoy Chick-fil-A so much.  It isn’t the food, albeit it is tasty.  It deals with the one thing I’ve never experienced in a CFA restaurant: bad customer service. I’m greeted with a smile when I walk in the door, the cashiers are always friendly, and workers even stop [Read more...]

The Art of Good Sex

“We’re just not sexually compatible.” “Our bedroom life is boring.” “I don’t enjoy making love anymore.” These are words I have heard spoken in a session with couples. Here’s the good news: no matter your age, it’s not too late to have a mutually meaningful, fulfilling sex life with your partner. “Yeah, right.” (says someone [Read more...]

The Silent Killer

The UK began a campaign to combat obesity, heart disease, and depression in 2011. This campaign was not centralized around medication, physical activity or any other individualistic endeavor.  UK’s Campaign to End Loneliness is one battling what many health professionals believe to be one of the largest health concerns of the modern world. Not convinced?  [Read more...]

By |2018-08-20T15:58:01+00:00August 20th, 2018|Amy Wine Counseling Center, Anxiety, Depression, Gary Malone, Mental Health, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on The Silent Killer

It’s Not Your Job to Make Your Spouse Happy

I am going to tell you something about making your spouse happy that I wish you heard a long time ago.  It might sound ludicrous, but hang in there with me. Hopefully I’ll be able to clear it up. Your job isn’t to make your spouse happy. Let me say it again just in case [Read more...]

By |2018-08-09T11:01:05+00:00August 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Amy Wine Counseling Center, Communication, Couples Counseling, Gary Malone, Gratitude, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships|Comments Off on It’s Not Your Job to Make Your Spouse Happy

Postpartum Depression: How A Husband Can Help

Police found the lifeless body of 28-year-old mother, Elizabeth Davis, in a creek on Thursday, July 19th. Elizabeth, or Libby, was a special education teacher in Plano, TX. She suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth 20 months ago and it recently became more severe. Severe enough for her to drive her vehicle off the [Read more...]

By |2018-07-26T07:46:01+00:00July 26th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Amy Wine Counseling Center, Anxiety, Depression, Empathy, Family, Gary Malone, Grief, Mental Illness, Parenting, Self Harm, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Suicide|Comments Off on Postpartum Depression: How A Husband Can Help

How Much Is Your Marriage Worth?

$33,391 Is that how much a down payment on a house costs? What about the cost of a new vehicle? Nope. It’s the average amount of money spent by American couples for their wedding day last year. This price doesn't seem too outrageous if you were married last year. However, if you were married in [Read more...]

How to Let Go of Being Right

Do you or your spouse always feel the need to be right?  Do either of you need to have the last word during a conflict or get frustrated when the other doesn’t agree?  If I’m honest, I have to admit I’m like most people - being wrong isn’t always the easiest to acknowledge.  No one [Read more...]

By |2018-07-03T11:15:16+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Couples Counseling, Empathy, Gary Malone, Intimacy, Relationships, Resolutions, Stress|Comments Off on How to Let Go of Being Right

Silence is (Not Always) Golden

  80% of my job is to listen well.  Listening involves being silent and it is one of the best tools to implement in any relationship, especially your marriage.  There’s this great verse about silence located in the Bible. Proverb 17:28, “Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they [Read more...]

Dating and Thinking About Getting Married? Ask Yourself These Questions First!

‘Hypothetical’ conversation: Me: So, you’re thinking about getting married? Person: Yes! They are the one! Me: How do you know they’re the one? Person: I just feel it. Me: What does it feel like? Person: I just want to be with them all the time. Me: I want to be with my dog all the [Read more...]

By |2018-09-19T11:00:14+00:00May 14th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Amy Wine Counseling Center, Communication, Couples Counseling, Gary Malone, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on Dating and Thinking About Getting Married? Ask Yourself These Questions First!

Dating Your Spouse on a Budget

Fanning the flame of desire in your marriage doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg it can be fun and stay in budget!  Date nights (or days) are about connection and intimacy, not spending the money you should be paying your light bill with.  Dinner and a movie is great, Netflix and [Read more...]

By |2018-09-19T11:25:30+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Amy Wine Counseling Center, Couples Counseling, Finances, Gary Malone, Intimacy, Life Balance, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation|Comments Off on Dating Your Spouse on a Budget