Building a Happy Marriage

Building a Happy Marriage

Are you intentionally building a happy marriage or do your actions tear it down? I love watching the process of a building going from nothing but dirt to a beautiful structure. Each time I drive by I’m in awe at all it must take to complete the project. It takes...
A Wedding Anniversary of Growth

A Wedding Anniversary of Growth

As my wedding anniversary is right around the corner, I thought it’d be good to write about marriage this week. Specifically lessons I’ve learned from my own… Seventeen years as a married couple is a great reason to celebrate! I know it sounds a...
Are You Friends With Your Spouse?

Are You Friends With Your Spouse?

I love the movie Lion King. At one point in the movie young Simba hears that he is betrothed to his best friend, Nala. When he finds out he says, “I can’t marry her. She’s my friend!” Much to Simba’s surprise later in the movie he and...
Top Stressors that lead to Marital Problems

Top Stressors that lead to Marital Problems

Marriage is hard. It can be even harder when intense stressors result in marital problems. Many times a couple has underlying issues that haven’t been worked through, but as stressors arise everything comes to the surface.   Even though I am a therapist, I have...
20 Simple Ways to Show Affection in Marriage

20 Simple Ways to Show Affection in Marriage

Ever had those moments when you sheepishly admit you don’t know how to do something you should know how to do? I recently had a client do this when she admitted she struggles showing affection to her husband and kids. Her thinking didn’t naturally go there due to...