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.

More Love: Accepting Influence

Think about the first big argument with your spouse.  Can you even remember?  Thinking back, was it absurd?  I’m going to quickly share mine, trusting you are not going to cast judgement on me.  My wife and I were in Wal-Mart purchasing some last minute items needed for our summer travels.  I suppose if we [...]

Marriage Shouldn’t Be Fair

All you have to do to ruin your marriage is play fair. I have three kids. – I know this post is supposed to be about marriage, just hang with me.  If you also have kids then you understand the struggle of balancing every gift, treat, and Instagram photo to make sure each kid is [...]

By | 2018-01-25T16:10:07+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, anxiety, Change, Couples Counseling, Family, Growth, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships, Stress|Comments Off on Marriage Shouldn’t Be Fair

The Platinum Rule

Be careful who you ask to define the Golden Rule. You might hear, “The person with the gold makes the rules!”.  Any smart husband or wife would never define it as such, so let’s go with the more universal (and reasonable) definition of: “treat others how you want to be treated”.  This is a good [...]

By | 2018-01-25T16:18:34+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Boundaries, Change, Couples Counseling, Family, Growth, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships, Resolutions|Comments Off on The Platinum Rule

Quick Intimacy

Let’s be honest, if left unchecked, marriage can become monotonous.  Intimacy decreases as individuals have their daily routines. Spouses can get used to using the same old surface level questions; they listen to one another while checking their Facebook news feed, go to bed, rinse, and repeat.  I encourage you to shake things up a [...]

By | 2018-02-01T22:29:57+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Adult Counseling, anxiety, Change, Couples Counseling, Growth, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Motivation, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on Quick Intimacy

Parenting: Mom Vs. Dad

How many different parenting styles do you think a Google search can come up with?  There seems to be four styles most talked about: Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive, and Uninvolved.  But, I also found a host of others: Positive Parenting, Attachment, Unconditional, Spiritual, Slow, Helicopter, Narcissistic, and the list goes on and on.  My goal here [...]

Unhappy Wife? Let Me Help.

There’s a hilarious video that’s been floating around YouTube for a number of years now.  It’s titled, “It’s Not About the Nail” and it’s certainly worth your one minute and forty-two seconds  to watch.  The short video features a young couple sitting on their couch and the woman is describing an awful pain in her [...]

By | 2018-02-01T23:00:55+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anger, anxiety, Change, Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships, Stress|Comments Off on Unhappy Wife? Let Me Help.

Carving Children into Adults

Raising children can be a difficult task. Some days seem much harder than others. However, making it through the tough days can be extremely rewarding. It's all about pushing through the troublesome days and keep your eyes focused on raising your children into healthy adults. Let me tell you a story to help put this [...]

By | 2017-07-19T18:01:09+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Adult Counseling, anxiety, Childrens Counseling, Growth, Parenting, Relationships, Stress, Teen Counseling|Comments Off on Carving Children into Adults

I Love My Wife, But I Still Cheated.

There isn't much that surprises me. However, since becoming a marriage counselor I have been surprised by the amount of times a spouse has cheated and still declared their love for their partner.  It seems a bit inconsistent, right?  It got me thinking that maybe we live in a world so saturated with the word [...]

Marriage Isn’t A Problem

Raise your hand if you’ve ever read a marriage help book. (I have.) You know the ones – The Five Love Languages, His Needs Her Needs, Love and Respect, Sheet Music, etc.  They are great books! If you’ve never read any of the ones I just mentioned I’d recommend them, but this post isn’t about [...]

By | 2017-05-30T16:04:23+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on Marriage Isn’t A Problem

7 Tips for Parenting an Angry Child

At one point in my life, I was a parenting pro.  Then I had kids and quickly realized all the books and magazine articles I read didn’t quite prepare me for an angry child (or child in an all-out rage).  Maybe you’ve had a similar experience.  In those situations, a parent typically reacts in a [...]

By | 2017-02-20T19:02:40+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Childrens Counseling, Parenting|Comments Off on 7 Tips for Parenting an Angry Child