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What To Do When Your Spouse Disappoints You

Every relationship will be a disappointing one to some degree. This truth is unavoidable. The key to living well with others begins by having an attitude of forgiveness toward all offenders. You start developing this mindset by realizing how God extended His mercy to you… Continue Reading …

Mean Wives, and Husbands Who Should Love Them

I have been accused (my word, not theirs) of writing too much about how husbands need to change. Of course, my “accusers” are husbands. They may be right. I do think a lot about husbands for two primary reasons. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Is God Harassing You?

Because of God’s mercy to us, He puts us in places where we cannot fix our problems. From this position of weakness, He perfects His strength. Marriage is the perfect place for the Lord to accomplish this kindness. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Ten Ways to Kill Your Marriage

Marriage counseling historically has been the most common type of counseling I have done. It makes sense because the marriage relationship is unique in that there is not supposed to be an escape clause. Marriage is for life. This makes marriage the perfect context for… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Unholy Trinity – Man, Ministry, Marriage

Biff loves the ministry. He enjoys it so much that his family is falling apart. He has been living a dual life for several years as he has secretly attempted to hold his family together while publicly telling others how to follow Christ. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Confession of an Imposter’s Wife

My husband’s lack of interest in our marriage has left me in a surreal search for self-worth through a myriad of surrogate husbands. These tack-on “husband replacements” are not working. I went to a bible study and learned what it meant to be a Christian,… Continue Reading …

Case Study: No More Fun With Biff and Mable

Mable blurted out, “This is not what I signed up for.” She married Biff 11 years ago and is regretting each of those years. Their marriage has never moved beyond two singles living together. Biff works and has his friends. Mable works and has her… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Exchanging Prisons From Singleness to Marriage

Mable was 28, single and desired to be married. She finished college and had an outstanding job but was feeling as though something was missing. The next “mile marker” was marriage, but there were no eligible candidates in her church. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Case Study: I Want Out Of This Marriage!

Mable called a Christian counselor because she was in a horrible marriage. At her first session, she did not hide how she felt about her husband. (He was not there.) It became apparent that Mable had one agenda: “I want out!” Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Case Study: What About Biff?

Mable has left Biff after 24 years of marriage. She cites Biff’s problems as ongoing anger issues, four episodes of physical abuse, mental manipulation, consistently demeaning her, embarrassing her in front of their five children, and his unwillingness to seek help. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …