The Halo Effect In Marriage

The Halo Effect In Marriage

**Warning, this is NOT a political post** Okay, maybe I would actually need a warning if it was a political post. I’m actually just using a political example as a starting point… I watched a video last night where supporters of a particular candidate were read...

How to Make Marriage Counseling Work For You

How to Make Marriage Counseling Work For You

You don’t have to look hard to find stories of couples who have gone through marriage counseling only to emerge with a relationship even worse then they had prior to the counseling. If you don’t know someone personally, Google has millions of blogs/articles for you to...

Hope When You’ve Fallen Out of Love

Hope When You’ve Fallen Out of Love

I've worked with many, many couples who say that the reason their marriage ended or is about to end is because they've "fallen out of love." They say something along the lines of, "You know...I still love him I'm just not in love" or "I want her to be happy, I just...

Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Define Your Marriage

Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Define Your Marriage

I'm sitting here writing today on Valentine's Day and Communion Sunday. What a combination! I feel like I should be singing, "Can you feel the love tonight?" Can you hear Simba and Nala right now? A recent article in The Atlantic claims that Americans spend about 20...

The Soul Mate Myth

The Soul Mate Myth

I recently read an article that talked about comedian, Aziz Ansari, and his thoughts on finding a soul mate. The article seemed to express some tentativeness with the subject. It starts out with Ansari stating that it is nearly impossible to find a soul mate. But,...

Turning Toward Your Spouse for a Stronger Marriage

Turning Toward Your Spouse for a Stronger Marriage

Have you ever heard of Karen Horney? She was a psychoanalyst that passed away in 1952, but her theories and the way she conceptualized relationships are still widely used today. Short history lesson: She disagreed with Freud and began teaching that men and women were...