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A Story of Domestic Violence

April 18, 2013 No comments yet

Today, I want to invite you to take a walk with me through a powerful piece…a poem that was written for the purpose of bringing attention to domestic violence awareness (domestic abuse, or  intimate partner violence). I have used this poem during individual and group sessions with those who have experienced domestic violence in their […]

Marriage 201: More Ways to Improve Your Marriage

March 13, 2013 No comments yet

So, you read “Five Deceptively Simple Ways to Improve Your Marriage” and you’re ready for more?  Now that you’ve finished the introductory course it’s time for something more advanced!  These techniques have the power to radically transform a marriage, but they require a healthy dose of humility and emotional discipline.  This work requires you be willing to take a […]

Four Questions for Family Planning

March 13, 2013 No comments yet

 At some point, most couples desire to have children.  Some couples have children early in their relationship and others wait years before starting a family.  Regardless of when you decide to have children, one fact remains constant: kids change everything. Adding a child to your relationship is extremely exciting and a natural part of life, […]

The Stress Is Killing Me…What Do I Do Now? Part I

March 8, 2013 No comments yet

Jesus said in John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” We all will experience intense stress and pressure in our lives.  No one can escape trials in this world.  Trials are important aspects of […]

Four Tips for Productive Fighting

March 8, 2013 No comments yet

Couples fight.  That’s a fact.  But it’s the way you fight that’s important.  Many couples yell and scream with no resolution.  Some couples get frustrated with one another but don’t say anything.  Some couples let the awkwardness of being angry float away until it feels like things are better.  And some couples fight productively. These […]

5 Deceptively Simple Ways to Improve Your Marriage

March 7, 2013 No comments yet

While the most profound marriage improvements take the involvement of both partners, don’t make the mistake of thinking that one person can’t make a difference on his or her own. If one person in any relational interaction changes their behavior and responses, then the relational dynamic – by definition – changes. So, if you’d like […]

Raising a Child Through the Early School Years (2y-11y)

January 24, 2013 No comments yet

Many theories exist today about how to be a good parent.  I like to look at the traits a child will learn based on the parenting provided.  In many cases, a parent judges how well a child minds, how polite a child is, or how well the child achieves.  But, what about parenting a child […]

How to Find a Counselor that is the Best Fit

January 15, 2013 No comments yet

  If you are considering individual, marriage/relationship or family counseling, there are some key questions to ask yourself before you begin any counseling relationship.  Finding the best counselor for you is a vital and important step in the process.  Here are five simple questions to ask yourself before you contact any counseling agency. 1)      Do […]

How Do I Spot Healthy Relationships?

April 7, 2011 No comments yet

Let’s face it, we’re all social creatures. Regardless of our personalities, we need ongoing, dedicated relationships with others.  But merely being connected is not enough. Human attachments have a huge impact on us for better or worse; some are healthier than others. Some are even downright draining. How would you describe most of your relationships? […]

Am I Crazy?

April 7, 2011 No comments yet

“Am I crazy?” Maybe you are and maybe you aren’t.  As a counselor, I don’t really know if you are crazy because it is not a usable diagnosis.  This question is often asked by clients who are experiencing problems and/or symptoms that are overwhelming.  “Crazy” is the best word that describes their experience. “CRAZY” IS […]



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