Most of us are familiar with 1 Corinthians 13. It’s often recited at weddings and plastered on knick-knacks. But what can it teach us about our relationships? How can it help us be better at connecting, understanding, and deepening our levels of intimacy now?
Wellness Blog | Marriage Counseling
Negative feelings toward your partner can creep up on you as days, months, and years go by. This may be why couples, on average, are six years late to start couples counseling.
We all have conflicts. It’s impossible to see eye-to-eye in every conversation and hold the same perspective with everyone we communicate with. So how do we manage conflicts, minimize frustration, and have constructive arguments rather than destructive ones?
Making the choice to go to couples counseling is a big step. Additionally, if you aren’t familiar with what therapy is all about, it can feel mysterious and confusing.
Healthy communication leads to a healthy connection with others. Likewise, unhealthy communication leads to an unhealthy connection.
If you’re looking to improve your relationship- whether dating, engaged, or married- virtual couples counseling may be a good option to consider.
It’s a frightening, uncertain time in our world. Everyone has been effected in big and small ways since the coronavirus wreaked havoc in our country. As a couples counselor (and a married person myself), I’m thinking of all the couples out there now spending endless hours with one another, with nowhere to go, under the same roof. For many, it’s a recipe for disaster.
Learning how to communicate effectively, resolve problems easily, and learn to forgive the mistakes we inevitably make are excellent skills that dating couples can learn in therapy. A trained counselor can help couples have a more realistic awareness and perspective on the relationship.
Do you know what makes you happy? When you’re having a bad day, do you know how to get yourself out of it?
We’ve all heard the word “forgiveness” in some form or other. But few people understand what it really means. We like it when people forgive us, but not so much when we have to be the ones to forgive. Forgiveness can be hard, seemingly impossible, and feel defeating.