Column: The Science of Marriage

See original column at the Current in Carmel. Commentary by Logan Everett What if science could determine if your marriage would succeed or fail with over 90 percent accuracy? Skepticism would be welcomed, but let science speak for itself. Dr. John Gottman started his research with couples more than 40 years ago when he invited couples to…

Traits to Look for in Couples and Marriage Therapist

As I have worked with couples in private-practice, I have noticed a couple things about couples who come in and see me: They have never once considered therapy and have no idea what to expect. They have had awful experiences with therapists/counselors in the past. While the first can be expected, I want to eliminate…

The Art of Compromise: How to Handle the Most Difficult Issues in Relationships

How many times does it feel like you're preparing for battle or you feel like you get dropped in the middle of "war zone" every time a conflict comes up? You may know it is coming and have your defenses up and ready, but other times it hits you like a big left hook and…

7 Steps Towards a Better Marriage (Part 3)

Read Part 1 & Part 2 of this three part series before continuing below. The two previous articles give us a foundation for relationships and marriages as we move to our final steps to having a deeper, more intimate connection and marriage with the person that we love the most. Over this past weekend I was…

7 Steps Towards a Better Marriage (Part 2)

Helping couples is quickly becoming my main focus in my counseling practice and for a good reason - Healthy families begin with healthy couples - If we can change our marriages, we can change generations, we can change communities, we can change cities, we can change the world. What legacy are you leaving behind?

7 Steps Towards a Better Marriage (Part 1)

10 years ago as a 17-year-old, I decided I wanted to become a counselor. 10 years later, I have been apart of restored marriages, reunified families, hope-filled testimonies and able to witness the power of God through myself and my clients. If you know somebody or are somebody looking for hope in their marriage - this article is not the answer, but is a simple start towards renewed relationships and change.

Column: Relationships: Maintaining intimacy in marriage

Don't press the "autopilot" button on your intimacy in your marriage. Follow these steps to maintaining intimacy for a lifetime of love.

Why “Happy Wife, Happy Life” is a Lie

I have always heard the phrase "happy wife, happy life" growing up and have actually given into the lie so many of us believe. The truth of a truly satisfying marriage (and life) lies in our relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. What role are you playing in your marriage?

Trust in God

Watch and listen to an uplifting song that speaks towards coming close to God trusting God - being committed to fulfilling His purpose for your life.

Beware of “The Four Horsemen”

Part of having a happy relationship is to be able to communicate effectively during conflict. To achieve this, couples must avoid what Dr. John Gottman calls the "four horsemen of the apocalypse." Find out if these toxic behaviors may be infecting your relationship.