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.

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 | 2018-05-10T15:18:46+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Premarital Counseling|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 | 2018-03-23T10:47:54+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Marriage Counseling|Comments Off on Dating Your Spouse on a Budget

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 [Read more...]

By | 2018-02-08T09:26:56+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Family, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on More Love: Accepting Influence

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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]