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Healing from Betrayal Trauma in Your Marriage

Healing from Betrayal Trauma in Your Marriage

By Jonathan Decker, LMFT This is the third of a four-article series. To reserve a spot in my free online class, “How to Heal from Infidelity,” click here. Can a spouse’s affair lead to post-traumatic stress disorder? For some, the question seems overly-dramatic. “Surely it’s heartbreaking,” they say, “but PTSD is for cops, assault victims, firefighters, and war veterans.” However, as D ...[Read More]

Your Partner Betrayed You. Should You Be Done?

Your Partner Betrayed You. Should You Be Done?

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical Director, LMFT) Get answers. Get support. Sign up for our free “How to Heal From Infidelity” class here. Your world's been upended. Most likely, you believed (or at least hoped) that your spouse was reserving the romantic and sexual sides of themselves for you and your marriage, only to discover that that's not true. He or she wasn't true to you. There was a secret phy ...[Read More]

Want to Save Marriage and Religious Freedom? Leave Gay Marriage Alone

Want to Save Marriage and Religious Freedom? Leave Gay Marriage Alone

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical Director, LMFT) I got an email recently from a Christian newsletter I subscribe to. While I share their enthusiasm for Christ and for families, this particular message was disturbing. They wanted me to join them in trying to overturn the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. They want to put things back the way they used to be. As a Bible-believing, Jesus-lovin ...[Read More]

Your Spouse Had an Affair. Now What?

Your Spouse Had an Affair. Now What?

By Jonathan Decker, Clinical Director, LMFT Get answers. Get support. Sign up for our free “How to Heal From Infidelity” class here. There may be nothing so devastating to a marriage as infidelity. The eradicated trust, the deep wounds of betrayal, and the feelings of shame create a perfect storm, wreaking havoc from which many never come back. If this is your current situation, know that through ...[Read More]

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How to Grow Your Business While Strengthening Your Marriage

By Jonathan Decker, Clinical Director, LMFT Entrepreneurs of necessity take risks in pursuit of financial independence, yet the largest risk is often that running a business can ruin your marriage. The long hours away from the family, the stress one brings home, and the financial strain have driven many couples apart. It’s compounded when spouses are business partners: the lines between marriage a ...[Read More]

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Can Conflict Actually Bring You Closer Together?

Click here for your FREE online lessons (described in video). By Jonathan Decker (Clinical Director, LMFT) We all have the need to feel connected, to feel loved and accepted, and to give our support and affection to others. Sadly sweetness can turn to bitterness in our friendships, families, work partnerships, and romantic relationships. We sometimes wonder how it all went wrong and how to connect ...[Read More]

LEGEND OF TARZAN Family Movie Review

LEGEND OF TARZAN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE LEGEND OF TARZAN ABOUT? Eight years after leaving the jungle, John Greystoke (AKA Tarzan) returns with his wife Jane to foil a slavery plot. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) An old-school-meets-new-school adventure in the vein of The Mask of Zorro and Quigley Down Under, this newest screen interpretation of the Tarzan legend benefits greatly ...[Read More]

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Is it Ever Just One Spouse’s Fault? (The Answer Will Surprise You)

By Jonathan Decker, Clinical Director, LMFT “I'm not the problem, he is.” “It's not my fault, it's hers.” Many individuals feel this way in their relationships. Despite the popularity of the axiom “it takes two to tango,” many are quick to blame their partner instead of first looking at their own role in molding the situation. The truth is, both partners created ...[Read More]

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Is Your Marriage Built to Last? How to Know For Sure.

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical director, LMFT) I recently appeared on The HD Radio Show with Bryan Hyde to discuss the principles and practices of lasting marriages, including smart dating before marriage and healthy sexuality within that relationship. We also touched on building strong step-families and followed up on our previous discussion about Utah declaring pornography to be public health cris ...[Read More]

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Is Pornography a Public Health Crisis?

By Jonathan Decker, Clinical Director, LMFT On March 11, 2016 I appeared on The HD Radio Show with Bryan Hyde to discuss Utah's declaration of pornography as a public health crisis. With candor we discuss the effects of pornography on individuals, couples, families, and communities, and how to make a difference. Have as listen: Jonathan Decker is the clinical director of Your Family Expert. He is ...[Read More]