Prepare Your Empty Nest Before You Fill It!

I meet with a number of couples where the presenting problems are centered on having no emotional connection. For some of those couples, the lack of emotional connection has contributed to an affair. Some of these couples come to our therapy clinic with young children while others have already raised their children and are now living in what is commonly referred to as the empty nest.Read More

Healthy Habits for Great Communication

“You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue!” (Ps. 52:4)

Over the next few months, I am continuing a group on Healthy Habits for Strengthening Your Marriage Relationship. If you are in the area, feel free to join us, there is no charge. In the first eight weeks, I introduced the topics I will be covering, communication, sex, finances, parenting, etc. While I am writing on theses subjects, I thought I would share some of my thoughts with my broader audience here. In this second eight weeks we will be focusing on healthy communication.  Read More

Navigating Life Changes

Why is change so scary?: When big health problems or other life changing situations occur, we tend to realize how vulnerable we are. We get a sense that our future no longer seems quite as certain as it once did. Entering this new unknown world can be fear and anxiety provoking.

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Pursuing a Healthy Marriage Before You Say ‘I do’ (Finances)

As I am editing this post to publish to my website, it occurred to me that I should write about the many areas that are important for couples who wish to start their marriage in as healthy a way possible, finances is only one. As a realist I understand that some couples who may be reading this may have already been married, I will make sure to include some information for those who are endeavoring to pursue a healthy marriage in their new relationship.

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How to Have a Productive Therapy Session

Have you ever wondered what a therapy session looks like? I see a number of people that have never been to therapy before and often find myself discussing myths of therapy and how a typical session with me happens. In this short post, I wanted to cover some basic information on how to prepare for a good session with your therapist whether it is your first time or you have been struggling to have productive therapy sessions.

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