My purpose in life is to live with a thankful heart each day by helping everyone I meet feel like worthwhile, valued individuals. I love enhancing the lives of others through my counseling, writing, and speaking. I have a strong desire for you to grow and be fulfilled in every aspect of your life.
My how-to approach of practical behaviors and helpful ideas has assisted thousands of individuals, couples, and families to establish rewarding lives and lifelong, satisfying relationships. I encourage couples to incorporate the simple habits that are essential for developing a fulfilling, gratifying marriage. For parents, I emphasize basic essentials that build a positive parent-child bond. With a strong relationship, a parent becomes a leader by influencing a child’s heart with encouragement, empowering good decision-making, and developing responsible behavior.
My wife, Ginny, and I have been happily married for forty-one years and have two married sons, along with four grandchildren.
Education and Background
I hold a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master’s of Education administration degree. Some of my lifetime experiences include: an extremely busy private counseling practice for over 25 years; professor of pastoral counseling and vice-president at Concordia Theological Seminary; and a high school administrator, athletic director, and varsity football and basketball coach.