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Resources for Couples, Men, and Families

Vlog’s

What's Your Priority?

What happens when your priorities are challenged? Do you get defensive and ready to attack or is there a better way to handle feeling challenged by your spouse or significant other?

How Couples Argue and What to Do Instead

If your like most couples you probably argue and have trouble communicating. Instead of continuing, try this instead..

Improve Your Communication in Your Relationship With This Hand-Holding Exercise

This is an exercise to help improve couples’ communication. It begins to build a new foundation for couples to be able to talk to one another without having to feel like they are walking on eggshells or going to spiral into another argument.

Heart Sing

If you are trying to find a new way to communicate love to your significant other or a family member, then learning what makes their “Heart Sing” will help. By learning the specific actions that make an individual’s heart sing you will be able to demonstrate love to them on a deeper level.

Do You Have or Know Someone With Too Much Energy? Try This to Reduce it.

When you have ADHD and it feels like you have so much energy inside, you need a way to release the energy. Try this alternative to reduce your energy.

Blogs

Batter UP!

I want to give you a game-changing exercise to help you take control of your mind.  I’ve seen this work with anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome, and even those pesky voices in our heads. There is a little bit of a build-up for this exercise but bear with me.  If I...

My Thoughts, God’s Thoughts: A Christian Counselor’s Perspective

How do we distinguish between “our” thoughts and “God’s” thoughts?  1 Corinthians 2:16 states:  “But we have the mind of Christ”.  If we have the mind of Christ then how can we tell if a thought is our own or His?  I would like to offer this as a possibility to begin...

A Therapist’s Crystal Ball: Predicting Divorce And How to Stop It

To take a vow and intimately share your life with a partner is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, love and words are not enough to sustain a marriage across a lifetime. Marriage requires an incredible amount of work between two people. There are signs of fracture that...

6 Simple but Effective Couples Therapy Exercises You Can Practice at Home

  6 Simple but Effective Couples Therapy Exercises You Can Practice at Home It may seem as if the relationship and marital problems are unresolvable at times, but often that's only without help. Couples therapy is 75% effective because of the knowledge the...

How to Heal From Infidelity: Tips for Healing Yourself and Your Relationship

  How to Heal From Infidelity: Tips for Healing Yourself and Your Relationship Did your spouse cheat? Do you need to know how to heal from infidelity in a marriage? According to statistics, seventy-five percent of marriages are known to survive infidelity if the...

3 Things You Can Do to Help with Anxiety

3 Things You Can Do To Help With Anxiety You have more bills to pay than money coming in.  Your kids have gotten on your last nerve.  You feel as though you work all of the time and never get a chance to relax.  Even when you are not working it always feels like...

6 Factors to Consider When Choosing Marriage Counselors

  6 Factors to Consider When Choosing Marriage Counselors When your marriage is on the rocks, one of the first things that you should do is look into marriage counselors. Even if your marriage is in good condition it can be helpful to have a check-in with a...

How to Fix a Broken Relationship with Your Partner

How to Fix a Broken Relationship with Your Partner It’s been a few years now, but I got my wife a mandolin (not the instrument, but the kitchen device used for slicing) for her birthday one year.  We decided to test it out.  Me being the cautious husband decided I...

3 Things to Heal a Broken Heart and Stay Married

3 Things to Heal a Broken Heart and Stay Married Have you ever broken a bone?  I fractured my tibia during the freshman year of high school, while playing football.  I remember that we thought that I had just pulled a muscle.  After a few weeks had passed my dad told...

Marriage in Trouble? Try This Handholding Exercise to Help!!!

Marriage in Trouble?  Try This Handholding Exercise to Help!!! A small disclaimer:  The principles work the same. You can substitute your significant other in the place of husband or wife if you like (i.e. not married). From my experience helping couples in counseling...

Downloadable Resources

Self-Esteem Letter

This is a letter I often use with my clients that are dealing with low self-esteem.  Often they will take a copy and hang it in a prominent place in their house where they read it every morning to start the day.

Token Guide

Sometimes, well let’s be real most of the time kids can be challenging.  This is a guide I use to help families change kids’ behaviors.  With a few minor adjustments, you can use this with tweens and teens as well.

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