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My Unexpected Radio Interview

Today I had the opportunity to do a radio interview on the Trevor Carey show (FM 96.7/AM1400) about the effects of pornography, protecting children from pornography, and other topics related to sexual addiction treatment. 120 more words


Translating the Language of Love: A Caveat

Many years ago, when I was in major survival mode in the thick of raising my children, one of my friends with an interest in family life education found out that I had a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and asked if I had read the “Love Languages,” book by Gary Chapman which had recently been released.  1,258 more words


La La Land

At the end of your life, your relationships are all you’ve got.  Sara Groves

It’s all worth nothing alone.  Graham Parker

SPOILER ALERT.  If you have not seen La La Land and you do not want to know how it ends, read no further.  722 more words


Mistress, Thy Name is Smartphone

Here’s a scenario I have seen play out in therapy with several iterations: I was carefully listening to a client in a marital  session when her partner suddenly picked up his phone.   990 more words


A Tale of Two Bankers

Our family has a few Christmas movies that are mainstays of the holiday season for us.  Amongst them are Scrooge (the musical version of Dickens’ … 694 more words


Giving a Gift to Shift Marital Drift

Marital drift is a common concept among marriage therapists.  When couples aren’t proactive about securing their marriages, the stressors of life fragment the relationship and distance creeps in.  880 more words


Connected Sex: A Paradigm Shift for Sexual Addicts

Sex is on my mind a lot these days. The reason for this is I’m preparing to teach a Human Sexuality class at Fresno State this weekend. 263 more words