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Category Archives: Relationships

When wealth is lost nothing is lost. when health is lost something is lost. When character is lost all is lost. ~ Billy Graham Betrayal comes in many forms. The most obvious being a physical affair. However, emotional affairs, drugs and alcohol, or addictions to things like pornography, spending, sports, gambling, and gaming/social media can […]

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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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