The Epidemic of Non-Physical Domestic Violence

Smartly-dressed Mike and his wife Debbie walked into my office for their first session. One look at Debbie revealed that she had been crying, but was trying to hold it together. Mike exuded smug self-confidence. Debbie’s head hung low, Mike’s was held high. As they told their story, details began to emerge. Mike and Debbie … Continue reading The Epidemic of Non-Physical Domestic Violence

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Helping Men Become 3:7 Husbands

In my clinical practice, I counsel a lot of men who have hurt their wives - emotionally, verbally or even physically. Every counselor who has worked with a couple in an abusive marriage knows how often Christian men will misuse the teaching of 1 Peter 3:1-6 to manipulate, control and dominate their wives. Sadly, many … Continue reading Helping Men Become 3:7 Husbands

A Biblical Anatomy of Conflict

Sadly, when many of the couples I counsel first enter my office, conflict is frequent and often volatile. Sometimes, the issues couples fight over are so minor that they can’t even remember the cause of the fight by the time they come to counseling. Still, the fighting is constant. They are asking, “Why do we … Continue reading A Biblical Anatomy of Conflict