Love Sense

  A new year increases my desire to pass along the latest research in relationship counseling. How convenient is it that Dr. Susan Johnson came out with her most recent book, Love Sense, available on January 1, 2014?   I first heard Sue mention her new book at the...

What is Emotionally Focused Therapy?

Emotionally Focused Therapy, sometimes just known as EFT* , is a highly effective way of helping couples build a stronger connection. You may hear or see it referred to as EFCT. (That’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.) Same thing. Though not extensively done in...

A Quick Couple Tune Up: Remember A.R.E.

By Jonathan Sandberg, BYU   I remember working once with a young couple who I believe had been married less than a year.  Though the symptoms were common (periods of distance followed by conflict and more distance), I struggled to understand the cause of the...

Is Marriage Counseling Worth It?

  Great strides have been made in couples counseling in the past 30 years. We now have research and theories about adult love that we did not have in years past. Most marriage counseling prior to the 1980’s focused either on negotiating the relationship (I’ll do this...