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5 PTSD Signs and Symptoms

5 PTSD Signs and Symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder, otherwise known as PTSD, is well-known, but often misunderstood mental health issue that is more prevalent than many people realize. The psychiatric disorder affects roughly 1 in 11 people in their lifetime and can be overcome with the proper therapies and treatments. However, PTSD can affect a person for years or even decades, should they not take...[ read more ]

Is your marriage on the skids?

[caption id="attachment_488" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Would you describe yourself as "I’ve fallen out of love"? Working with JD Murphy in marriage counseling, you may be able to regain those feelings that you may have lost.[/caption] If the songwriter Chuck Prophet describes your marriage accurately, "Marriage on the skids", it may be time to reach out for help with JD Murphy. Marriage...[ read more ]

Cherishing your spouse

For many people going about their daily lives, cherishing one's spouse is often not something that comes to the front of one's mind. In Gary Thomas's book “The Art of Cherishing your Spouse,” he describes the steps that need to be taken in order to nurture your relationship with your spouse and value them for who they are and not...[ read more ]

Learn how to get along with your ex

Are you struggling to get along with your ex, or are you supporting someone going through a divorce? Does communication with your ex spouse leave you feeling drained and upset? Many couples divorce, and sometimes a divorce can even be amicable and civil. For many others, however, the divorce may leave many unsettled emotions, making reconciliation next to impossible. When trying to recover...[ read more ]

How to help the wife of a spiritually apathetic husband

Is your husband apathetic to anything connected to spirituality? Do you find yourself unsatisfied, or unfulfilled because of your husband's lack of interest in anything spiritual? If you or someone you know are married to a man who is disinterested, or spiritually apathetic, please consider this article for ideas of how to help the situation. Women who's husbands are spiritually...[ read more ]

Why Communication Is NOT the Key to Your Marriage

Do you feel like you are communicating with your spouse, but not actually being heard? Are you frustrated by the endless cycle that is caused by lack of communication? Many of us commonly think that communication is the key to a successful marriage, but it could be we know how to communicate, but we are talking different languages.  (more…)

5 ways you are unknowingly destroying your wife and killing your marriage

Modern society has many expectations of men. We expect them to be caring, and sensitive, yet also manly and strong. Every woman wants a sensitive man, but if he is too sensitive, he isn't protective enough. Finding the balance between all the different and maybe even conflicting expectations can be difficult. Here are 5 things men can do to destroy...[ read more ]

5 tips for being married to an introvert

Are you married to an introvert? Any introvert can tell you that they draw their energy from being alone. An introvert is not necessarily shy, but after spending time in a social setting, they will need time to recharge. Extroverts, on the other hand, are energized by people. They enjoy spending time socially and this is how they recharge. (more…)

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Criticism, Defensiveness, Contempt and Stonewalling, are 4 negative communication patterns that can lead to your relationship's downfall. Dr. John Gottman, from the Gottman Institute calls these patterns the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" because in most cases, if the behavior isn't changed, your relationship won't survive. Watch this video to learn more about how to eliminate the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse,...[ read more ]

Secret Love Advice: The 80/20 Rule (Not Everyday is Valentine’s Day)

[caption id="attachment_918" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Not everyday is Valentine's Day. Top secret love advice from J.D. Murphy.[/caption] You probably heard of the 80/20 rule. Applied to a business, you might expect 80% of your sales to come from 20% of your customers. In your love life, the 80/20 rule may well hold true as well. You may find that most of the...[ read more ]