Can Marriage Therapists Present a Point of View?

This is another blog in a series from old things I’m finding cleaning out files…past due, no doubt (click Here for the others).  The quote below is left over from my dissertation back in my Ph.D. studies at Iowa State in the 1990’s!  YIKES!  In any case, the section is from an actual interview with […]

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A Simple Secret of a Happy Marriage

Another one of those tidbits I found rummaging through my files (Click Here to see the all).  Again, who knows where it came from?  In any case, it’s not only cute, but profound.  We all should have a list like this! Sheila’s List Sheila and I just celebrated our thirtieth wedding anniversary. Somebody asked her, […]

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Love Tips from Kids

Another cute bit I found in going through old files (see Here for the others).  Sorry, I have no idea of the source.  Maybe we’ve forgotten how simple true love is? WHAT IS THE PROPER AGE TO GET MARRIED?? “Eighty-four, Because at that age, you don’t have to work anymore, and you can spend all […]

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Divorce Through the Eyes of a Child

Lately I’ve been going through some old files (click Here to see them all) and found this original poem of a girl who won a poetry contest for children ages 9-13 in the State of New Jersey.  I’m sorry I can’t tell you more than that and give credit where credit is due.  When people […]

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Heart to Heart Is Looking for New Therapists!

  Due to more people wanting our services, we are happy to announce we are looking for 2 competent part-time counselors (to the right person could become full-time) for the Des Monies (Urbandale) and Ames, IA area. Send us your resume, a cover letter and a 2-3 page essay pointing out how your training, therapy […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Downsize Your Space; Upsize Your Life

Sometimes I think our clamor for all things wonderful has led to the demise of marital contentment. Couples come to see me stressed to the hilt, with no possible solution in site except to continue to pay student loan debt for the next 25 or even more years, both of them working crazy schedules, rarely […]

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17 Attitude Adjustments This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year when all the ads for material things, all the desire for material things and all the frantic scurrying around for material things seem to take over our lives.  Slogans flood the airwaves and through our minds, dominating our thinking which, unfortunately can easily dominate our desires and our attitudes and […]

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Dating Idea: Camping in the Fall

  One of the most common issues I see in marital therapy for couples of all ages is the problem of not spending enough time together.  Modern life has given us many blessings and shortcuts and conveniences, but instead of simplifying our lives so we can enjoy life together, we often get so busy we […]

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All My Husband Does Is Play Video Games and It’s Driving Me Crazy. Can You Help Us?

All he does is play video games. All she does is nag. Learn how to break the pattern and how Dr. Bing can help you thriving in your marriage.

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All We Do Is Fight. Shouldn’t We Just Divorce And Call It A Day?

Fighting is certainly no way to live.  It wears people out.  And we’ve all heard the argument, “It’s better to divorce than fight in front of the kids all the time.”  Careful.  Divorce seems like the easy solution, but it creates a whole new set of problems on top of the ones we’ve got and […]

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