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...]

By |2019-03-25T07:37:19-06:00July 10th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Communication, Couples Counseling, Finances, Marriage Counseling, Motivation, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on How Much Is Your Marriage Worth?

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 |2019-03-25T07:37:39-06:00May 14th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on Dating and Thinking About Getting Married? Ask Yourself These Questions First!

3 Benefits of Men Going to Therapy

For this blog I want to talk to the men, my apologies to the women, please feel free to pass along the info in this blog to the important men in your life. With that intro out of the way, let’s get straight to the point. I want to propose the question “How can therapy [Read more...]

Steps to Fighting Fair

Typically, when couples disagree, a calm conversation is all that is needed to find common ground and resolve the situation. After all, contrary to popular belief, it is completely HEALTHY and NORMAL to have disagreements in relationships. In fact, disagreements are necessary in order for you to grow as a couple! But when you or [Read more...]

By |2018-09-19T11:34:31-06:00March 16th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Communication, Couples Counseling, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Premarital Counseling, Stress|Comments Off on Steps to Fighting Fair

More Love: Building Love Maps

This month’s Love Series will help you with rediscovering love through a fun activity called Love Maps! Celebrating Valentine’s Day “right” is a source of stress for many couples. A deluge of advertisements pours down on us, beginning weeks before the holiday. All of this marketing has made us feel that we suddenly need to [Read more...]

By |2019-01-16T10:07:28-06:00February 14th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on More Love: Building Love Maps

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 |2019-03-25T07:38:00-06:00February 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Family, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on More Love: Accepting Influence

More Love: Marriage Reboot

Twenty-two. That’s how many years of marriage I have under my belt. I met my husband while I was a senior in high school. I can remember the day we met like it was yesterday.  One Saturday in December of 1991, I was spending the day with my sister and nephew.  We decided to go [Read more...]

By |2019-01-16T10:56:07-06:00February 8th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on More Love: Marriage Reboot

Fondness and Admiration

Although the holidays are over, we may be still riding the high of a new closeness that developed throughout the season towards our spouse. Whether it’s a grand gesture of taking care of the kids and doing chores around the house, or small tokens like preparing your lunch for you and even listening to you [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:16:03-06:00February 1st, 2018|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Family, Holidays, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on Fondness and Admiration

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...]