NOTICE: St. Cloud office will be closed effective from June 1st, 2019 due to a move. Currently only online counseling clients are accepted.
Office will be closed from May 4th to May 14th, 2019.
Four County Crisis Response Team (320-253-5555 or 1800-635-8008) for Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, or Wright Counties.
Are you looking for marriage counseling books and resources for your marital problems? Are you looking for marriage tips to improve your relationship? Do you feel that you are in a loveless marriage? Are you in an unhappy marriage?
There are many recipes for happy or dream marriage. It may not be easy to spice up your marriage after the long lasting marital conflicts. However, reading books can always help you organize your thoughts, re-exam yourself and your relationship, and take new actions to improve your relationship.
Here are the resources that you can use.
I didn't marry you because you were perfect.
I didn't marry you because I loved you.
I married you because you gave me a promise.
That promise made up for your faults.
And the promise I gave you made up for mine.
Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage.
And when our children were growing up, it wasn't a house that protected them; and it wasn't our love that protected them.
It was that promise.
by Thornton Wilder
"One of the great illusions of our time is that love is self-sustaining. It is not. Love must be fed and nurtured, constantly reviewed. That demands ingenuity and consideration, but first and foremost, it demands time."
~ David Mace~
"...getting married is like launching a canoe into the Mississippi at St. Pal. If you don't paddle, you go south. No matter how much you love each other, no matter how full of hope and promise and good intentions, if you stay on the Mississippi without a good deal of paddling---occasional paddling is not enough---you end up in New Orleans. Which is a problem if you wanted to stay north. At first, you are so captured by the joy of being married, so embraced by the good will of family and friends, that you hardly notice that you are passing Wabasha, Minnesota, on your slow drift south. After all, you are still in Minnesota. Next comes Dubuque, Iowa, but you are still in the upper Midewest. By the time you hit St. Louis, you know your marriage is not quite what you had hoped it would be, but it's still good satisfying---just not as soaring and special as you had expected, given the great launching up north. If you can hold it together at St. Louis, that would be fine. But your muscle are out of shape now from too much sitting and too little paddling."
~"Take Back Your Marriage" by William Doherty
"Infinite gratitude toward all things past;
infinite service to all things present;
infinite responsibility to all things future."
~"Tales of Wonder" by Huston Smith