How many times have we heard the phrase, "marriage is hard work"?  Enough to believe it!  But instead of hard work, maybe what we need is smarter work. The bond between spouses is incredibly unique - a once in a lifetime relationship and the foundation for a thriving family. But that doesn't come without a little intention.  Here we learn from experts on building our best partnership and real-life examples of putting love into action.

Five A’s of Strong Relationships
January 28, 2020
Strong relationships are the backbone of family life.  Relationships that support us, guide us, help us grow, and so much more.  Whether that is with our spouse, our children, or even ourselves, it ... Continue Reading
Uncovering the Light Behind the Story
September 02, 2019
Our strength is our “light.”  The moment we are born, our story begins. Like any good story, our life has themes, evolving characters, plots, twists, challenges and victories throughout. In the s... Continue Reading
Gender Brain Differences and Relationships
August 05, 2019
We know that communication is important for relationships. But it’s not always easy! Right? Let’s face it. Male and female brains can be very different from each other. Maybe taking a closer look... Continue Reading
Gratitude in Relationships
June 24, 2019
A young couple sits across from me on the therapy couch. They are here for premarital counseling. They hold hands, they smile at each other. I say: “So you want to grow old together. What does that ... Continue Reading
Families, Transitions, and Transformations
August 05, 2018
Families are messy. Each member of every family is constantly changing and growing. A beautiful mess of human beings of all ages and stages learning to do life with one another.  So how can we make t... Continue Reading
A Better Physical Connection
July 15, 2018
The physical strength cultivated through marriage is reflected in many facets. Sharing responsibility for the physicality of raising toddlers, for example, is just one of many ways to physically foste... Continue Reading
Couples Workout
June 17, 2018
Working out together is a great way to support each other in improving physical strength.  This super fast workout is not only functional but fun!  To lengthen the couples workout, perform as a set ... Continue Reading
Improving Relationships By Eliminating Fear
May 13, 2018
When we think of the landscape of our relationships and marriages, there are many nuances to making a partnership last and thrive over time. Loving relationships built on respect, communication, and p... Continue Reading
Time and Transforming Relationships
April 16, 2018
An immensely valuable tool in building strong relationships is to appreciate (and harness) the power of distinctions. We learn about the world in which we live and co-create that world via the power o... Continue Reading