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The View From the Wasteland

September 21, 2020

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One of the things that often brings couples into therapy is the discover/disclosure of an affair by one of the partners.  There are many ways we can examine the impact of affairs.  I had considered alternate titles to this blog such as “Advantage: AP” (noting that the affair partner always has the advantage over your […]

Should Christians Go To Therapy?

July 24, 2020

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Pastor Bryan Stamper offered this short video addressing the question of whether Christians should go to therapy.  I thought it was worth sharing (and didn’t require additional comment from me) so here it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUyfl0eO3JQ&feature=youtu.be Blessings.

Any Conversation Can Be Had Constructively

June 1, 2020

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Do you have some hot button topics that are sure to result in a fight?  How about some things that really bother you but you don’t want to say anything because you fear it will just blow up?  You find yourself sucking it up because you don’t like confrontation? I don’t like conflict or confrontation […]

Delighted In

May 25, 2020

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“He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”  Zeph. 3:17 The majority of my clients are fellow Christians who sought out a Christian therapist because their faith is an important part of their lives.  Between my role as a therapist […]

Spike in Divorce or Baby Boom

May 4, 2020

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What will be the relationship impact of us all sheltering at home?  I read an article[1] that reported a spike in divorce filings in China that was attributed to couples spending too much time at home together due to COVID.  On a separate note, my wife had speculated a baby boom[2] this winter resulting from […]

It Loses Something

March 30, 2020

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Since we are all “sheltering in place,” I am only taking counseling appointments by phone or Skype at present.  Historically for me, such appointments have been the rare exception so this is new territory.  Thus far, my experience is that the Skype sessions are not substantially different from office sessions (as long as clients can […]

The Good Place – Part 3 – Counseling

December 11, 2019

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Same episode.  Same conversation.  Same spoiler alert.  If you missed the backstory, here is part 1.  https://scottwoodtherapy.wordpress.com/2019/11/27/the-good-place-part-1-soulmates/   Michael: But mostly you wanted answers.  The soul mate one, in particular.  So, I used it to torture you, which, again, sorry.  If soul mates do exist, they’re not found.  They’re made.  People meet, they get a […]

The Good Place – Part 1 – Soulmates

November 27, 2019

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Spoiler Alert: I am going to talk about Season 4, Episode 9 of The Good Place which aired last week.  To give some context, I also need to discuss what has come before.  If you are one who does not want to know anything about a show before you see it and think you might […]

Handling Conflict – Part 3 – Skills

November 13, 2019

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Here’s the script from the third College of Marriage session on handling conflict. Welcome to the College of Marriage, session 6.  This is the third of our sessions that are specifically about handling conflict. Today we are going to work on skills for handling conflict.  Much of this comes from the research by John & […]

Handling Conflict (Part 2 – Co-regulation)

November 8, 2019

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This is the script from the second of three College of Marriage session on Handling Conflict.  The videos of the lecture portion on still being edited.  I will post the links once they are available. Welcome to The College of Marriage, Session 5.  This is the second of three sessions on handling conflict.  Today we […]