Relationship Resources

Here are some useful resources for supporting couples counseling:

Discernment Counseling: An effective approach to see if a relationship is worth saving when one partner is thinking about leaving.

Feelings and Needs Lists: A very helpful tool for partners to name what they feel and then name the unmet need.

Welcome home hug video: Great exercise to re-establish connection when partners reunite at the end of the day.

Books for Couples

US by Terrence Real. How to be more relational rather than individualistic. Forward by Bruce Springsteen!

Wired For Love by Stan Tatkin. How to understand your partner's nervous system and attachment style to defuse conflict and create intimacy and connection.

Mating In Captivity by Esther Perel. This book invites couples to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home.

Not Just Friends: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by Shirley Glass

Other Books

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg (wonderful guide to effective communication and healthy relationships)