10 Helpful Foods That Fight Depression Walnuts Walnuts are a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids. These have been shown to be able to support the functioning of the brain and can also help to reduce depression. The fact that many modern diets don’t include these compounds could be contributing to increasing cases of… Continue reading 10 Helpful Foods that Fight Depression
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Ways to Express Love To Your Spouse “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Building and maintaining a healthy relationship requires effort from both partners. Clear communication, appreciation, quality time, and personal time are all essential. Disagreements are normal, but it’s important to attack the problem and not… Continue reading Ways to Express Love to Your Spouse
KGIM MARRIAGE SUMMIT The Partners in Marriage community recently had the privilege of hosting a special event featuring renowned speaker, Dr. John Godbolt. Dr. Godbolt brought his expertise and passion for strong, healthy relationships to the stage, providing valuable insights and practical advice to help couples build and maintain a thriving partnership through faith. Attendees… Continue reading KGIM Marriage Summit
WHAT’S YOUR MOTIVE? When I am talking with a mentee about a certain challenge or a desired goal in his life, I will ask him the “Five Why’s.” It is a method that allows us to get to the root of the motive. The way it works is to ask why five times. Every answer… Continue reading What is Your Motive?
I cannot tell you how many times I have listened to couples discuss great adventurous trips or watch them make plans to enjoy some great activities, but not with each other. There are shopping trips, man cave events, girls night out, bowling leagues, camping trips, church sponsored events, and the list goes on. However, when… Continue reading Leftover Time
When we experience emotions that contribute to feeling loved, it is because someone is doing something to activate those emotions. When we feel joy, kindness, optimism, respected, aroused, accepted or playful, someone is doing something with purpose, forethought and intention to activate these emotion inside of us. These are the practiced, intended actions that protect… Continue reading I Feel Loved!
In over 30 years of counseling couples, I have observed that too few people have been taught how to love – how to give love and how to accept being loved in return. There is an almost universal erroneous assumption that those who have experienced love automatically know how to love. That is no truer… Continue reading How to Become Skilled in the Art of Love
Take these ten positive steps and put them into practice in your marriage: Accept responsibility for your own behavior and happiness. Identify and align your personal and marital goals. Choose to encourage and support each other. Communicate your feelings with honesty and openness. Listen empathetically when feelings are being expressed. Recognize the factors that influence… Continue reading A Good Marriage Begins With You!