1. Finding a Spouse, Pt 1

    How can I find a good spouse safely? We hear this question so often in counseling. Marriage counseling is a large part of our practice, so we see the effects of not asking this question, or not answering it well. Singles who have delayed marrying are now very worried that the field of eligible men or women is smaller in their age group. Divorced people don’t want another bad marriage, and widowe…Read More

  2. Marriage and Intimacy

    Have you ever been to Santa Monica or San Francisco, CA? I grew up on the west coast and used to love going to the piers built from these great beaches and bays. Piers are built out into the water for people to enjoy a view of the coast-line and an up-close experience of the surf without being tossed around by the waves. The pier is supported by pylons which are built deep into the ground beneath …Read More

  3. Physical Intimacy

    When was the last time you made love? I don’t mean when you last had sex; anyone can have sex. But when did you and your husband or wife really connect at the level where your souls met? The beauty of love is found in that deep place where we meet soul to soul, heart to heart, seeing each other in the vulnerability of openness – defenses down and masks off. “I see you,” was the beautiful p…Read More

  4. Marriage Counseling – What’s It Like?

    What will marriage counseling be like? We’ve never been to marriage counseling, and we are not sure what to think. Really, we are nervous and a bit afraid. When couples first come in for counseling this, or something like this, is what almost everyone says. They don’t know what to expect, and they are not sure they really want to be here anyway. But their marital problems have grown to the poi…Read More

  5. Connection In Marriage

    Many of us remember the funny scene in Princess Bride when the priest begins the wedding ceremony with the hilarious words..."Mawage...that dweam within a dweam." But that is was we want, a marriage that fulfills our deepest dreams of love and connection, and that makes all our dreams come true. And even though we may laugh at that cliché, deep inside, our hearts ache to be known by our closest c…Read More

  6. 4 Ways To Tell If You Need Couples Therapy

    When it comes to relationship therapy, many people can be leery. Some may feel like they don’t need help, that everything in their relationship is going smoothly. But what many people don’t know is that relationship or marriage counseling isn’t only for those that are having a hard time in their relationship. Counseling is a place where you can be guided and helped through a tough time but i…Read More