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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For a long time I’ve had a thank you note on my bulletin board. It’s fading so much you can barely read it. I thought I should record it for posterity because it worth remembering . . .read more
Regardless who you cheered for in the recent Super Bowl game the video above (story is here) is an encouraging story. It turns out the only NFL team with a full-time chaplain is the New England Patriots and his presence is not just in a private service for ten players on Saturday . . .read more
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!read more
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?read more
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 . . .read more
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 . . .read more
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 . . .read more
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 . . .read more
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 . . .read more
USA Gold Metal Winner David Wise’s happy marriage and openly Christian stance actually brings forth praise from Yahoo News?! Really? You mean I can be a dedicated husband and father and Christian and still be a successful half-pipe skier?read more