Husband. Father.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and after 43 years of marriage to my incredible wife Shirley, 9 children, and 8 grandchildren, I have learned a few things about how to build a Happy Marriage for Life.

In addition to my live show on Relevant Radio, I maintain a small private practice in Illinois.  In this work I help clients address the challenges in their marriage by integrating the science of psychology with what our Catholic Christian faith has taught us about God's grand design for His people, especially within the dynamic of marriage and family life.

 

At the core of every human being lies the need for safe emotional connections with the significant people in our lives, especially our spouses. Because of our fallen human nature, our unmet emotional needs often lead to interaction patterns that harm our marriages rather than strengthen them. I seek to help couples identify their negative patterns and replace them with positive ones. My hope for these couples is that they discover their marriages as paths to sanctity and union with each other and God.

My approach is highly directive using a combination of the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Forgiveness Therapy. Couples are expected to set aside time each day to work on healing their marriage with the tools provided in our sessions.