Prepare Enrich Premarital Counseling: A Detailed Look

Are you researching premarital counseling? Have you seen Prepare Enrich Premarital Counseling mentioned and wonder what that’s all about? Well, let me tell you more about it. I’ve been using the Prepare Enrich Premarital Counseling in my practice with premarital couples for almost 10 years now. I have found it to be a very helpful […]

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Choosing Love that Lasts: Family of Origin

Do you ever wonder where you got the idea that the husband is supposed to take out the trash, or that the wife is supposed to clean the bathroom? Though gender roles and stereotypes are furthered by many societal aspects and the media, the number one  factor for our views on marital roles comes from […]

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Choosing Love that Lasts: Believing the Best?

Do you believe the best about your spouse, or believe the worst? If I were to ask you if you generally believe that your future spouse (or current spouse/significant other if you are already in a relationship) has your best interest in mind or your worst, what would you say? My guess is that 99% […]

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Choosing Love that Lasts: Relationship Non-Negotiables

As we continue with our blog series, Choosing Love that Lasts, I want to encourage you in the importance of the work that you are doing related to your own personal identity. I truly believe that it is of supreme benefit to your future relationships to have a strong understanding of yourself and what you […]

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Choosing Love that Lasts: Core Values

Returning again to our series Choosing a Love that Lasts, I would like us to examine the concept of core values. In the last post, I encouraged you to take on the everlasting task of self-discovery. I hope that you found the ideas for action helpful and took time to examine some of the questions […]

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Choosing Love that Lasts: Know Yourself

One of the most important aspects of choosing love that lasts is knowing yourself and what you are bringing into a relationship: both the good and the bad.

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Relationships: Choosing Love that Lasts

You choose to make love work, and you create the foundation for your relationship, either consciously or unconsciously. This blog series will focus on ways to build a strong foundation for a lasting relationship.

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Relationship Boundaries: Fences, Walls and Gates

We have a choice concerning the boundaries we set in our lives and relationships. Will you put up a fence, a wall, or have a gate that you can choose who enters and leaves?

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Maintaining Change

It’s February now, and for many people that means that the resolutions or goals they have set for the new year have already long been forgotten. So what do you do if you are prone to not follow through on your goals? Here are a few tips for how to set and keep your New […]

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Thriving Through the Holidays: 7 Tips for Maintaining Health

Welcome to the next post in our series “Thriving Through the Holidays”. One of the challenges of the holiday season is the loss of a regular routine. Our body likes our regular patterns, and too many changes or a large increase in stress and anxiety can lead us to feel emotionally spent, or can even […]

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