Can The Death of a Celebrity Cause Sincere Mourning?
Short answer: Yes! A death of a celebrity can really cause a sincere mourning process! This blog post was promoted from this post by Huffington Post. Give it a read; it has a few tips for grieving the loss of a celebrity. We’ve lost a ton of celebrities this year and it’s only April! Most […]
Influence of the Father
I had the privilege of attending a seminar about the influence of the Father. The speaker was talking about the influence of our Earthly and Heavenly Father. The speaker encouraged the attendees to write a list describing our earthly father (i.e. dad); then the speaker asked us to write another list describing our relationship with […]
Should Our Daughters Have A Best Friend?
When I was a child I had a BF (best friend). In grade school this term of Best Friend went one step further and BFF (Best Friend Forever) was thrown around a lot. Talk about a lot of pressure! As adults, most people have a hard time staying married to one person for the rest […]
Attachment Style and How it Effects Marital Sex
Many couples come to marriage counseling for a primary issue but sexual issues are usually in the background. Adult attachment styles play a big part in those sexual issues. Below I will give are the 3 most common attachment styles along with a 4th one learned from Jeff Hickey, LCSW. This is some of what […]
Why Does Love Die?
Susan Johnson, psychologist and researcher on love relationships and the author of “Hold Me Tight” and “Love Sense”, has the answers to why love dies. 1. Deprivation: Partners stop responding and attending to one another’s needs. Fighting increases and expressions of love decrease. Over time, partners feel totally isolated from one another. 2. Criticism: There […]
Gottman’s Sound Relationship House Part 2
This is the second part in a series on John Gottman’s famous Sound Relationship House. You can find the first installment Gottman’s Sound Relationship House Part 1. The second level of the Sound Relationship House is called Share Fondness and Admiration. Gottman says it is the antidote to contempt, which is the most damaging emotion […]