5 Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, and Family

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:13+00:00 January 17th, 2012|Addictions, Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Family, Grief, Marriage, Parenting, Pornography Addiction, Pre-Marital, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addictions, Teens|

Pornography, which is the depiction of graphic sexual acts, has tremendous effects on anyone that continuously engages in its viewing.  It distorts a person’s concept of the nature of sexual relations which in turn can alter his/her sexual attitudes and behavior.  Below are some of the effects pornography has on its viewers. 1) Effects on [...]

Four Ways Families Can Cope With Economic Stress

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:17+00:00 February 10th, 2011|Adults, Blog, Career, Couples, Depression, Divorce, Family, Janie Lacy, Marriage, Relationships|

Job loss, car trouble, a leaking roof, credit card bills! What else can happen?! What do you do when the month has more financial demands than the bank account can handle?  These are very real life-events for so many right now; all hope is not lost, even though it can feel very overwhelming at times. [...]

Five Healthy Couple Conversations

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:17+00:00 February 1st, 2011|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

When I counsel couples that are not married yet, I often probe about their past and current conversations.  If a couple responds, “We have not discussed that yet”, it reveals one of the contributing factors as to why they are in my office. A recent study published in Psychological Science says that people are happier [...]

5 Things To Renew Your Relationship in the New Year

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:17+00:00 February 1st, 2011|Blog, Relationships|

What are your New Year’s resolutions for the coming year?  Many times people set goals that include specific career, weight, and financial goals.  How about setting some specific relationship goals?  Below are five things you must do to renew your relationship in the New Year. 1) TAKE INVENTORY This conversation can be fun and invigorating [...]

Five Relationship Tips: Lessons Learned from Tiger Woods

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:17+00:00 January 30th, 2011|Blog|

Tiger Woods admitting to extra-marital affairs is a reminder that celebrities are people too. Most people think that cheating and affairs happen to other people, but I am sure Elin Woods felt the same way until now. Most people do not know that 60% of men and 40% of women cheat, but there are steps you can take [...]

5 Reasons You Can Survive An Affair

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:17+00:00 January 30th, 2011|Blog|

From the Oval Office to Hollywood homes... infidelities make headlines around the world. According to the “Myth of Monogamy” by Peggy Vaughan, 60 % of husbands and 40 % of wives will have an adulterous affair and 65% of those marriages will end in divorce. Infidelity can destroy even the strongest relationships. The betrayed partner [...]

5 Tips: Talking To Your Kids About Infidelity

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:18+00:00 December 6th, 2010|Addictions, Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Betrayal, Blog, Couples, Family, Grief, Marriage, Parenting, Pornography Addiction, Relationships, Sexual Addictions, Teens|

Tiger Woods recent confession and discussion about his treatment has drawn attention to the effects of infidelity on the entire family.  Unfortunately, Tiger is not alone, couples every year are faced with how to talk to their kids about infidelity.  How much do you tell them?  How should the hurt parent express their feelings about [...]

4 Tips to Thrive Through the Holidays

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:18+00:00 November 15th, 2010|Blog|

If you are like most people, when you see the holiday displays around Halloween, you ask yourself, is it that time already? Holidays can be met with mixed emotions, the joy of the season and the feelings of being overwhelmed. How would you like to not only survive the holidays but also actually enjoy them [...]

5 Tips to Manage Your Marriage with Children

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:18+00:00 October 29th, 2010|Blog|

Have you asked yourself the following questions: What is a healthy balance between couple time, kid time, and family time?  Is it better to be kid focused or couple focused?  Does it seem impossible to create a balance, to continue to build a strong marriage, while nurturing your kids? Below you will find five things [...]