I am known

I am known

These 5 things are very special to me. They bring me to tears each time I look at them. Some might look at them and think they are just simple Christmas ornaments. When I look at them, I see that I am known by my husband. These simple gifts tell me that he knows me....
Are you good friends?

Are you good friends?

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...
Boundaries in your marriage

Boundaries in your marriage

Having healthy boundaries is vital to any relationship, especially in a marriage. Boundaries teach others how to treat us and how to be with us. Having healthy boundaries in your marriage will give you both information about the emotional needs you have and...
Happily Ever After Marriage

Happily Ever After Marriage

Has marriage been easy for you and a piece of cake with no effort? If so you must have a fairytale happily ever after marriage. Ok now you can stop laughing at the ridiculousness of those statements. Most people know that marriage is not easy, and it takes a lot of...
Are you prepared for these marriage stressors?

Are you prepared for these marriage stressors?

Marriage is hard. It can be even harder when intense marriage 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,...
Respect is important in your marriage

Respect is important in your marriage

Respecting your spouse might be hard for some people to do in marriage. As a therapist, I’ve heard these phrases many times: “Why should I respect her if she doesn’t deserve it or hasn’t earned it?” or “He doesn’t respect me, so why should I respect him?” While...