Dan Trathen DMin, PhD Clinical Psychologist & Certified Business & Life Coach

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Erosion in Marriage

It seems like everything these days is being blamed on El Nino or La Nina. I heard the other day that a couple was blaming their marriage problems on the frequent storms hitting California. Their real relational problems were not revealed, but it seemed that the erosion of their marriage didn’t just happen overnight. Undoubtedly, […]

Marriage and the Moody Blues

The second filter is Emotional States and Reactions. What mood are you in right now? It will affect how well you are paying attention to what you are reading. When we are tired we are not at our best and our listening and communication skills may not be as sharp as when we are more […]

Clean Mental Filters Help us Pay Attention in Marriage

I know when it is time to change our furnace filter. I begin to sneeze when the heat comes on. We are told to change these filters every month or so, but I confess that I get busy and forget. Likewise, the automotive industry recommends we change the oil filter in our car every three […]

Where is God in your Marriage?

By Daniel W. Trathen, D. Min. Ph. D.

There is a lot of talk today about what makes a successful marriage. A successful marriage is not without problems; it is one where the problems are being worked out, where the husband and wife do not split, but stick together, face up to their problems, discover […]

God’s Design for Marriage

By Daniel W. Trathen, D. Min. Ph. D.

There are many stories as to how Valentine’s Day began. For many of us it is a day dedicated to cards, gifts, and flowers. It is a celebrated holiday designed to show our partners that we are “worthy” of each other and we display our worthiness by […]