Mitch Temple

Mitch Temple (LMFT, M.S., M.S.) holds graduate degrees in counseling and marriage/family therapy from Amridge University. He served as a pulpit and counseling pastor, specializing in crisis, business and marriage- and family-related issues.  Mitch is the author or co-author of five books, including The Marriage Turnaround.  He is also published author in various professional journals.  Mitch and his wife Rhonda have three grown children.

How to Know When Your Marriage Is in Trouble

Marriage problems vary in complexity, and most problems won’t need the help of a professional counselor to solve. However some situations indicate you should consider guidance from an expert.

Distorted Thinking Can be Dangerous

Distorted Thinking Can Be Dangerous

If you are angry, afraid, resentful, jealous or depressed, the fault may lie in your thinking.

Growing Closer by Serving Together

We’re called to serve, whether it’s feeding the poor, caring for the sick or teaching children. When you and your spouse answer this call together, you can discover new opportunities to enrich your marriage.

Romance: It’s Not Just for Valentine’s Day

If a marriage doesn’t get a regular dose of passion and intimacy, it will show signs of stress: frustration, resentment and withdrawal. Here’s how to keep the spark of romance alive 365 days a year!

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Getting Your Thoughts Back on Course

Tara, a young lady at the church I was working for at the time, approached me one day after church and asked to speak with me. “You’ve got to help me. I know in my heart that my attitude is wrong, but—I can’t help it. It’s how I feel. My marriage is ki …

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Keeping Romance Alive

Most of us run at the speed of light, wake up one day and realize, “Huh. I don’t feel very close to my spouse anymore.”

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Restore Hope for Your Marriage

One day when I was fishing in Florida, it was getting late in the evening. I was tired and decided to take a rest. I closed my eyes, laid down my pole, propped my feet up, and drifted off to sleep. A short time later, I was startled awake by the sound …

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The Ruts in Your Mind

When you and your spouse disagree, or get hurt, or become frustrated, or reach an impasse, the easiest thing to do is what you have always done!

Turning Your Marriage Around

Attitudes and the thoughts that form them are important, especially in marriage.

Change Your Mind, Change Your Marriage

Thoughts and attitudes are like the engine of a train and our emotions and behavior are like the caboose.

Ten Secrets to a Successful Marriage

Here are 10 principles that will help you create and maintain a successful marriage.

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Cash Clash: What’s Below the Surface?

If you and your spouse argue about the same money issues over and over, it may be time to look below the surface.

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My Attitude Toward My Spouse

In marriage, it’s important to check our attitudes and discern whether our thinking is based on truth or misperception.

Celebrating the Holidays

Holiday Stress While “dashing through the snow” could be written today as “speeding down the interstate to the mall,” both statements sound stressful to me. With the arrival of the holidays, many of us experience an odd mixture of excitement and dread …

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Ten Ways to Help a Friend’s Struggling Marriage

It’s common to know someone whose marriage is in trouble and to be unsure how to help. These 10 practical tips will help you get started helping others.

Love for the Long Haul

With the right spirit and actions, any marriage can be restored.

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Communicating Without Talking

Unspoken communication can be at least as powerful as words.

Growing in Oneness

It takes work to grow in oneness, but the reward is definitely worth it.

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Togetherness: Making It Work

If you’re struggling with the challenges of togetherness, here’s help.

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Feelings of Doubt and Uncertainty

The adjustment from being single to being married can create feelings of loss and anxiety. Here’s how to cope.

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Falling In and Out of Love

Does a person fall in and out of love the way Hollywood portrays it?

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Strengthening Marital Commitment

Marriage requires the same kind of thoughtful planning and deliberate investment that we give to our physical health and financial portfolios.

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