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The first thing I tell clients looking for a Christian Counselor is that I share their Christian beliefs and I do my best to live my life and run my practice according to Biblical principles.. 

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Depression, Survive it

I continue to be saddened by the recent death of Robin Williams.  Not only because of...

Marriage tips: Blended families, Dealing with the ex

I have to admit a true bias I have when working with blended families. I become biased...

Marriage tips: Establishing Authority in a Blended Family

How does one go about establishing authority in a blended family? Blending a family is...

Weekly Marriage tips: My husband seems angry all the time.

What to do when your husband seems angry all the time? Please know that my intent is not...

Weekly relationship tip: Someone feels insecure

Insecurity is a symptom of deep seated fear. When someone feels insecure in a...

What is Social Phobia?

Many of us have fears of speaking in public.  There are also common fears of being in...

Dealing with Panic Disorder

If you have panic and or panic attacks these feelings could be altering your life. ...

Weekly Relationship tip: My spouse and I see & do things differently

When your relationship is new it’s easy to accept that your spouse is different than you...

Relationship Tip: Heart Level Communication

From my Heart to Yours When couples come in struggling with unhealthy communication,...

Putting God’s Love Into Your Marriage

This is a great video that shows a couple in conflict. The message for Christian couples...

Depression in relationships

This is a wonderful analogy that describes symptoms of depression and how it can affect...

Couples can learn to reconnect through empathy

Part of what I am trying to accomplish in my couples work is reconnection.   Couples can...

Diagnosis for Couples Counselng

A common therapy question is:  What if my benefits only cover individual counseling and...

Marital Conflict and Severe Weather

Frozen in in North Texas Marital conflict is on the rise with severe weather.  As you...

Blessed by Giving my Time

In my counseling career of helping couples fix their relationships, I often hear: “I...

Discernment Counseling

Ambivalent about the future of your Relationship? One of the hardest issues to deal with...

Bad Couples Counseling

In order for someone to become a therapist they study theories, do a practicum and take...

Left Brain Right Brain: Your Brain In Relationship

It’s no secret that opposites attract.  Neuroscience has become more precise in defining...

Expert Marriage Tip: Express Appreciation

Express Appreciation For Your Spouse It’s easy to get annoyed with people you live...

Forgiveness In Christian marriages

Christian marriages are not immune from traumatic wounding.  Most Christians understand...

Conflict in your marriage?

Do you know your conflict style or your hot buttons? Having concrete information about...

Expert Marriage Tip: Forgiveness For Large Wounds

When I work with people who have been wounded greatly in their marriage by betrayal of...

Expert Tip To Help Your Marriage: Forgiveness For Small Mistakes

As human beings we all make mistakes.  The mistakes made in marriage are things that...

Expert Tip To Help Your Marriage: Picking Your Battles

The couples I see with the most ongoing conflict are the ones who have not learned to...

Divorce Mediation – Team demonstration

Linda Miller-deBerard, LCSW and Stacey Langenbahn, JD, President of Détente Mediation...

Expert Marriage Advise: Accept Differences

When we go into relationship, we are attracted to characteristics that we don’t...

Expert Marriage Tip: Committing To Be Faithful In Your Marriage

Committing to not leaving your marriage is one form of commitment.  Another form is...

Expert Marriage Advise: What It Takes For A Marriage To Survive

When I’m asked what it takes for a marriage to survive one of my top answers is, drum...

How long does it take to recover emotionally from a divorce?

I recently had a client going through divorce tell me that she was discouraged by well...

It’s time to end the marriage

How to tell your spouse that you have decided to end the marriage in a peaceful way by...

Collaborative divorce – options for a wiser generation

My past blogs discuss the many reasons that I received training in Collaborative divorce...

You Should Control the Decisions In Your Divorce

You Should Control the Decisions In Your Divorce -  I’m angry about a system that sees...

What kind of divorce is most damaging?

What kind of divorce is most damaging? Clients that are most devastated and experience...

How you handle your divorce determines how quickly you recover

Did you know that how you handle your divorce determines how quickly you recover?  Over...

A bitter divorce harms everyone in its reach

Bitter Divorce Harms Everyone One of the worst outcomes was my brother-in-law’s...

A Bad Divorce = A Generational Legacy

My childhood experience of an unhealthy divorce was when my dear uncle divorced. His...

A Therapist’s Personal Experience of Divorce: Why I’m Passionate about What I Do

Therapists aren’t supposed to be biased. I must confess that I have been feeling not...

What’s Most Important If Your Marriage Doesn’t Survive

My latest blogs were about repairing your marriage and my belief that it’s worth working on.
My upcoming blogs (see list below) are about what happens when marriages don’t survive, and how my personal experiences have molded my passion for healthy marriage or healthy co-parenting relationships.

Summertime is Stressful for Working Moms

If you’re a working mom, summertime adds even more for you to juggle. If your kids are old enough to stay home alone you still get phone calls throughout your workday asking for permission, money or both.

What Children of divorce experience

Children of Divorce Early in my years of practice I treated many children of divorce for...

Summertime means Stress for Moms

Did you know that if you have the job of being a stay at home mom your workload multiplies by the number of children and their ages during the summer?

Christian Marriages: Getting Professional Marriage Counseling

Christian marriages are susceptible to the same issues as non-Christian marriages. If you are in a Christian marriage this hopefully means that you both share the same beliefs and values. Including a strong desire to keep the marital commitments and vows.

#1 Summer Relationship Problem

What’s the #1 Summertime Relationship problem? Family Vacations!

What does it take to heal from an affair: Is Your relationship worth saving?

Healing from an affair is a long and difficult process. There are some techniques that can give direction to the healing process. First of all the relationship with the third party must end completely and directly.

What causes an affair: Is Your relationship worth saving?

What causes an affair:  Is Your relationship worth saving? No one intends to betray the...

We have lost trust

There are many things that can cause trust to become a problem in your relationship. Your actions can weaken or strengthen trust. How you interact with people of the opposite sex can either bring your partner safety and comfort or cause them to feel uncomfortable. What if you feel like your actions are ok and innocent? That might work; if you were married to yourself. Repairing trust means accepting that your partner has a different brain and being willing to understand and meet their needs.

We argue all the time!

We are attracted to partners who have opposite characteristics. Then we are frustrated...

We’re Living Like Roommates

People often come to marriage counseling not knowing if their relationship can survive...

Is your relationship worth saving?

No one gets married expecting to divorce. When you got married you were in love and...

Tips for couples time

Marriage takes hard work. Most of us got little to no training. I used to have couples...

The True Cost of Divorce

When Christian couples with children begin to think about divorcing they need to realize...

Envisioning Your Relationship

What do you want your relationship to look like? If you decided that you wanted to go on...

A New Way To Love

Join Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. and his wife Helen Hunt, Ph. D. on Friday evening, Feb....

Is your marriage in trouble?

Is your marriage in trouble? After the honeymoon phase marriage can be a tough job. How...

Best Video about Depression

This is a wonderful short video description of what it’s like to have depression....

Effective Couples Counseling

People struggling in relationships most likely are not aware of how they selected their...

Coping with Financial Stress in your Marriage

What happens during this season when a family is struggling financially? It’s always...

Harville on Oprah’s Lifeclass

Everyone needs validation — the experience that “we matter and make...

Free virtual Couples Conference

Harville and Helen are featured in two upcoming “virtual conferences” for...

The Chaos Opportunity by Harville Hendrix

When we fall in love, we unconsciously choose someone who really is our soul mate...

Listen to Linda and Stacey on KLIF 570 AM

If you know me, you know that I am committed to making marriages work. I...

The Millionaire’s Divorce

The September issue of D magazine ran an article by Michael Mooney called The $100...

What about being in love?

I have been know to tell couples that I am one of the most unromantic therapists they...

Life Experienced Counselor

What does it mean to see an “experienced” counselor?  By the time I finished...

How much does marriage counseling cost?

I often get questions about the cost of couples counseling or people looking for free...

Time To Connect With Your Spouse: Couples Dialogue Night

I love working with couples. I’m blessed to see the miracle of couple hood daily. One of...

Tips for managing conflict in your marriage

Being conscious in a relationship means not reacting when your partner hits your...

Kids Pick Up Everything: How Parental Stress is Toxic to Kids by David Code

Parents worry about BPA in plastics and chemicals in food, but when it comes to...

The Gift of Presence

The best present you can give you partner, family and loved ones is indeed your...

Imago Dialogue a better approach

Imago Dialogue, a better approach A relatively new model in couples counseling is based...

Tips to Improve Emotional Intelligence

In my work with couples one of the saddest things I encounter is when some one says they...

When you think the marriage is over

I believe that connection, reconciliation, and healing can happen through safe...