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  • Ask Dr. Ron -- What is the meaning of "God's Will?"
    Ask Dr. Ron — What is the meaning of “God’s Will?”
    May 18, 2017 by
    Ever struggle discerning God’s will for your life on a certain matter? Join the club, as most, if not all of us have, like Jacob of old, wrestled with the will of God for our lives. Where should I go to college? Whom should I marry? Where...
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  • Ask Dr. Ron -- Decisions Decisions
    Ask Dr. Ron — Decisions Decisions
    February 23, 2017 by
    Decisions decisions, so many decisions I don’t know which one to make.  Throughout our lives all of us are faced with many, many decisions.  Some decisions are minor like deciding what to wear today.  Other decisions, however, are so important that they impact a person’s life forever. ...
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  • Ask Dr. Ron -- What About the Frequency of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage?
    Ask Dr. Ron — What About the Frequency of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage?
    June 3, 2016 by
    I read recently that one of the top 10 issues in marital relationships is the frequency of sexual intimacy. As a marriage counselor for over 30 years I would have to agree. Married couples periodically stop having sex for all kinds of reasons: resentment, exhaustion, stress, power...
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  • Ask Dr. Ron:  What about disciplining my children?
    Ask Dr. Ron: What about disciplining my children?
    May 7, 2016 by
    Once you have kids, they introduce 18+ years worth of excitement and turbulence into your marriage. Kids spill stuff, break stuff and sometimes even steal stuff. The life of a parent can often feel like a constant struggle to get children to eat their vegetables, brush their...
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  • Ask Dr. Ron:  What about the Money? . . . Financial Stress in Marriage
    Ask Dr. Ron: What about the Money? . . . Financial Stress in Marriage
    April 24, 2016 by
      Money may be the thing married couples fight about the most. As a matter of fact, one statistic tells us that the #1 reason why first marriages are ending in divorce is financial stress.  This financial stress is triggered by things like reduced income/same expenses, divorce,...
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  • Ask Dr. Ron:  So, What about the In-laws?
    Ask Dr. Ron: So, What about the In-laws?
    April 11, 2016 by
    Over many years of marriage counseling I have had a plethora of questions like the following: My mother-n-law gives us NO privacy, what am I supposed to do? My father-n-law tries to make financial decisions for us, how should we respond? Our parents like to tell us...
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  • Ask Dr. Ron -- What if I don't "feel" like Forgiving?
    Ask Dr. Ron — What if I don’t “feel” like Forgiving?
    March 24, 2016 by
    Several years ago a wife made the following statement to me, “But I don’t feel like forgiving him for what he did,” speaking about something her husband had done. Have you ever felt that way towards someone? I sure have. The problem with you and me having...
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  • Can Someone Steal a blessing God intends for me?
    Can Someone Steal a blessing God intends for me?
    February 17, 2016 by
    A client recently asked this question: “Can someone steal a blessing from you that God intended for you to have?” Short answer: No First, let’s define the term “blessing.” Webster defines the term this way: “approval that allows or helps you to do something; help and approval...
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  • Ask Dr. Ron -- Do I really have to stay in a miserable marriage?
    Ask Dr. Ron — Do I really have to stay in a miserable marriage?
    February 7, 2016 by
      Consider this statement, “I’m miserable in my marriage. This can’t be what God wants for me because He would want me to be happy, right?” First of all, let me say that you are not alone. There are many many married people who are presently “miserable”...
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  • "Enhancing sexually intimacy in marriage by watching Porn?"
    “Enhancing sexually intimacy in marriage by watching Porn?”
    January 12, 2016 by
      Someone asked me once, “Is it ok for my wife and I to watch sexually explicit video together to help ‘enhance’ our sexual intimacy?” Short answer: No, it’s not Ok. Longer answer: Let’s look at what Jesus said Himself . . . Matthew 5:27-28 — “You have...
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  • Ask Dr. Ron?  Why do I need to pray?
    Ask Dr. Ron? Why do I need to pray?
    December 20, 2015 by
    A client asked this curious question . . . “Why do I need to pray since God already knows what’s best for me and knows the outcome? The short answer is because God commands us to pray. Paul, says to the church at   Thessalonica in 1 Thessalonians...
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  • Ask Dr. Ron - Where do miscarried babies go?
    Ask Dr. Ron – Where do miscarried babies go?
    December 10, 2015 by
          Recently a person asked me this question: “Where do ‘miscarried’ babies go when they die?”            Thought provoking question to say the least. First, let’s approach this question with some truth about how God feels about children in the first...
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  • 7 Habits of Highly Successful Couples - Part 2
    7 Habits of Highly Successful Couples – Part 2
    November 4, 2015 by
    Habit #4 Give each other the gift of respect and protect each others dignity. Eph. 5:22-33 – The essence of this passage is love and respect.  Three things not to do in the household: The 3 D’s – No Disrespect, No Dishonesty, No Disobedience.  Habit #5 Take...
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  • 7 Habits of Highly Successful Couples
    7 Habits of Highly Successful Couples
    September 29, 2015 by
    The richness of your marriage is in direct proportion to the sacrificial investments you make in your marriage.  When we talk about habits we are talking about ongoing repetitive behavior. Couples in good marriages develop and maintain good healthy habits which are intentional.      Habit #1...
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  • 12 Habits of Productive People
    12 Habits of Productive People
    August 31, 2015 by
    I read a article some time ago in the Huffington Post entitled,  “12 Habits of Productive People.”  For me, it begged the question, “Am I a productive person?”  I think at our core, most of us would like to lay our heads on our pillows at night...
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  • "Let's Get Ready to Rumble -- Fighting Fair in Relationships" -- Part 3
    “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble — Fighting Fair in Relationships” — Part 3
    July 19, 2015 by
     Tool #2 Conflict Resolution Step-Ladder Dr. David Olson, author of Prepare/Enrich marital enrichment program says, “Every couple has differences and disagreements. But healthy couples find ways to resolve marital disputes without turning them into marital wars. Couples who accept and appreciate the fact that their partner has independent opinions tend to...
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  • "Let's Get Ready to Rumble! -- Fighting Fair in Relationships" - Part 2
    “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! — Fighting Fair in Relationships” – Part 2
    June 26, 2015 by
    This week I wanted to continue this blog on resolving issues in relationships.  Whether it’s your marriage, your friendship, or working relationships, there are healthy and unhealthy ways to handle issues and disagreements.  Some of you who read part one might take exception to my use of...
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  • "Let's Get Ready to Rumble! -- Fighting Fair in Relationships"
    “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! — Fighting Fair in Relationships”
    June 12, 2015 by
    Each one of us begins to develop a style of handling conflict at an early age. Your personal way of fighting evolves out of your natural instincts, your personality and your early family dynamics. Many of us are unable to defuse conflict because we are repeating the extreme patterns...
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