• Intimacy

    Reaching the Top

     Category(s) • Intimacy, Marriage

      Pam and Jason* have been struggling for a long time in their marriage for a variety of reasons. They spent hours and hours in counseling trying to figure out a way to make it work. Recently they decided they were no longer going to make the effort and that it was time to...

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    Assuming the Worst (Red Flags- Part 3 of 4)

     Category(s) • Intimacy, Marriage

    As a kid, I used to love reading stories about detectives who made a living saving the day or solving a crime by noticing the smallest little clue or detail that others had overlooked. These pieces to the puzzle gave the brilliant investigators insight and perspective on “what really happened” in the case. While...

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    Good Anger

     Category(s) • General, Intimacy

    Anger is often viewed negatively, but truly it’s not anger that’s bad, it’s the way we sometimes respond to anger that can be detrimental. It’s like a fever. People view it as bad but it’s actually good because it means your body is fighting an infection. The symptoms of a fever, however, are what...

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    Speeding through Marriage (Red Flags-Part 2 of 4)

     Category(s) • Intimacy, Marriage

    The clock indicates that you have five minutes until your appointment time. Yet the mileage left to drive there will take longer than that at the speed you are currently driving. Instinctively your foot presses down harder on the gas pedal. You feel like you’re gaining ground. Relaxing slightly, you glance in the rear...

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    Stay Married For Life

     Category(s) • Intimacy, Marriage

    A little over two years ago, we launched a campaign at Winning At Home called Stay Married For Life. Since that time our mission has not wavered. Our focus continues to be encouraging people to publicly commit to stay married for life. Since 2007, over 40,000 people have taken a stand for marriage. This...

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    A Distorted View of Marriage

     Category(s) • Intimacy, Marriage

    The pornography business has grown to a $13 billion a year industry. An estimated count is that 60% of all websites are pornographic. Pornography has a pervasive presence in the world and there seems to be no stopping it. Pornography is lethal to marriages. Men or women who indulge in it, have the potential...

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    Mooning Over the Wrong Man

     Category(s) • Intimacy, Marriage

    I think reading is a great recreational activity. Fiction books are a wonderful way to engage the imagination and non-fiction books are a conduit for gathering information and learning. I’m a big proponent of reading and as a counselor, I do my fair share of it. I can’t say I read romantic novels and...

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    Safe and Sound

     Category(s) • Family, Intimacy, Marriage, Parenting

    Shh… there it is again— leaves crackling, twigs snapping, and the sound of footsteps.  As your eyes frantically scan the opening in the brush for movement, you can physically feel each beat of your heart thumping in your chest.  It’s him.  The big one you’ve only caught glimpses of and heard others talk about. ...

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    Pushing Through the Tough Times

     Category(s) • Intimacy, Marriage, Parenting

                I have recently been looking at statistics and thinking a lot about the time in a marriage when most divorces occur. It is usually young couples and couples with young children who fall into this vast divorce hole. It seems to me that we can point out some obvious reasons for this occurrence. I...

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