Praise to Criticism Ratio

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I thought I would share an article published in the “Harvard Business Review” that discusses how effective groups work in a business. I know you are probably saying what does this have to do with counseling? Their findings echo the 5:1 positivity to negativity ratio that Mike DeMoss uses at Family Christian Counseling Center during…

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Award for Drs. John and Julie Gottman

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  Mike DeMoss has been with the Center for over 10 years and uses the Gottman Method for his work with couples.  Last month the Gottmans were honored for their decades of work revolutionizing couples therapy with the Psychotherapy Networker Lifetime Achievement Award. I thought I would share with you the respect others in this…

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Research – Marriage Therapy

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I was reviewing some studies done on the Gottman Method of Marriage Therapy which we use to help couples at the Center.  I thought it would be interesting to just give you a short summary of what the different studies showed. First Study – “The Development and Evaluation of a Gottman-Based Premarital Education Program: A…

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Marriage Conversations during Covid

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I just read an article by Dr. Julie Gottman of the Gottman Institute. In the article she talks about the realities of COVID-19 and how it can take a toll on our relationships. “People who are constrained inside four walls are going to feel stressed over time, especially with the additional fear of getting sick…

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Marriage and Covid19

marriage during covid

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 virus is putting a tremendous strain on even some of the best marriages. Being stuck in a limit space, working from home and struggling financial security all add up to stress and strain on marriages. There are somethings that you can do to help improve your marriage if the…

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