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14 Great Date Ideas!

14 Great Date Ideas!

14 Great Date Ideas!  February is one of our favorite months here at Married Life Counseling and we want to make it your favorite month too! We're excited to extend our love for this month to you by offering 14 fantastic date Ideas perfect for Valentine’s Day, or to inspire your next date...

SMARTER Goals in 2024

SMARTER Goals in 2024

A Fresh Start: Crafting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals for Success in 2024 As we usher in the promising dawn of a new year, January 2024 marks not just the beginning of another chapter but an opportunity for personal and professional growth. To navigate the path ahead with purpose and intention, it's...

Before Couples Counseling

Before Couples Counseling

What to do Before You Start Couples Counseling   When working with couples, I want to feel confident that the folks walk away finding practical help. Not only gaining insight and understanding into themselves, but also their “other”. My hope is to help them find the keys to unlocking...

Holiday Mental Health

Holiday Mental Health

Nurturing Your Holiday Mental Well-being: Steps to Improve Your Festive Season The holiday season is often considered a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for many individuals, it can also bring about heightened stress, loneliness, and a sense of overwhelm. Balancing the...

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Embracing the Heartbeat of Heritage: The Beauty of Family Traditions In the tapestry of life, family traditions are the vibrant threads that weave generations together, creating a rich and meaningful narrative. These cherished rituals and customs serve as the glue that binds families, fostering...

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Are you listening to me?

Are you listening to me?

Are you listening to me? Sometimes it seems the problem with communication isn’t so much what we say or how we say it, but more, is our message even being received? Do you find yourself saying to your partner ‘Are you listening to me?’.  Does your partner really understand how you’re feeling...

Family Hiking Fun

Family Hiking Fun

"I don't want to go on a hike!" whines my 9-year old son James, "My ankles hurt" groans my 12-year old daughter Ella. The complaints are constant these days, but I'm not phased. It's natural for kids to push back, but there are times when we as parents need to press in and not give in. There is...

Coaching vs. Counseling

Coaching vs. Counseling

What's the Difference between Coaching and Counseling? When new clients call seeking help with counseling, we are often asked ‘Coaching vs. Counseling, what is the difference?'. It is important to clarify the difference between the two and explain how both options are beneficial to helping...

Success in Marriage Counseling

Success in Marriage Counseling

How to Succeed in Marriage Counseling When couples start working with me they often ask about my success rate. I usually answer, “When I have a couple with both spouses willing to take 100% responsibility for their part of the relationship, we’ll be 100% successful.” Sometimes folks aren’t even...

How to Date Better- Date #3

How to Date Better- Date #3

Date Better- Date #3 Forts and Flicks Ya’ll, we’ve outdone ourselves on this one. Not only has this date been the MOST fun and laughs we have had in all of our Date Better testing, but it's also 100% free from the everyday average date. If you will only do one of these date nights, please make...