Dr. Bing has been a marriage therapist in the Ames and Des Moines area for over 23 years. He began the Thriving Couples Blog to help couples to not just to survive their marriage but to thriving in their marriage. For over 10 years, Bing has written hundreds of articles about relationships, commitment, communcation, building trust, dating, sex, and what it takes to have a wonderful and fullfilling marriage.
Dr. Bing doesn’t hold back though. He is a big defender of taking responsibility for your own life and to not use the victim card as a way to justify treating your spouse unkindly. Having a thriving marriage is going to be hard work, but it is meaningful hard work and is worth it in the long run. So, take some time to read through the many articles throughout this site.
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“Where there is a withdrawn or silent man, there is usually a critical woman.” Steven Stosny and Patricia Love, How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It First off: this quote is a bit unfair. There are certainly men who simply aren’t chatty, no matter...read more
Dr. Bing’s Comments on Quotes (002): Dedicated to Rev. Jim Froehlig. Mentor, Friend, Example, Colleague, Pastor
By Dr. Bing Wall, LMFT “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 12:15b There are two chains in the link of life: learning from the previous generation and giving to the next. This is one of the great joys of family: learning from your parents...read more
By Dr. Bing Wall “He who has never seen darkness has never seen the sun.” K. Chesterton, 1917 There is a common belief that the proof of God’s non-existence is the presence of evil in the world. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard people say, “I can’t possibly...read more
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 . . .read more
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.read more
The number one complaint women bring to therapy is “My husband won’t talk to me.” I wouldn’t be surprised if the second complaint is, “I can’t say anything to him without him taking it personal and getting mad or shutting down.”read more
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 . . .read more
Yeah, I work with married people, but I see a lot of formerly married people and a bunch of people who are thinking of marriage and many many single people about all kinds of things. Maybe my title is “Marriage Therapist.”read more
The reason I’m thinking of this topic is because I recently checked the articles on Christianity Today and discovered that Bill Gothard (79), the founder of the Institutes of Basic Life Principles . . .read more
Dr. Bing seeks to reduce the fears of cohabiting couples about marital therapy.read more