Thriving Couples Blog

By Dr. Bing Wall, LMFT

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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Dr. Bing’s Comments on Quotes (003): In Praise of Male-Female Differences

“Where there is a withdrawn or silent man, there is usually a critical woman.”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...

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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...

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Dr. Bing’s Comments on Quotes (001): The Backstory

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...

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