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Category Archives: Marriage

Never confuse activity with productivity. – Rick Warren It is an unfortunate truth that a majority of the couples I counsel are at an absolute breaking point when we begin working together. They have tried talking to each other, talking to family or friends, talking to someone at church, reading relationship books, reading online articles, […]

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Never apologize Mister . . . it’s a sign of weakness. – John Wayne Having a spouse that is unwilling to apologize is a very common complaint voiced by clients with fractured relationships they hope to repair in counseling. After sharing the list of wrongs they have experienced the follow up sentence is often “and […]

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As frustrating as people can be, it’s hard to find a good substitute. – John Ortberg In my work with couples I often find it helpful to discuss some of their recent arguments. We work to identify the triggers and the underlying beliefs that cause one or both partners to feel wronged. When describing events […]

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          Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a different past. -Ann Lamont In my work with couples I find that an inability to forgive completely a partner’s past transgressions is often the root issue that cracks the foundation of the relationship. It could be a past affair (physical or emotional), harsh words […]

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