Marriage and Family Counseling

Call us at 810-923-5760
We can help you take the next step in living life.

Marriage and Family Christian Counseling

Helping to restore broken relationships...

At times, we need to seek marriage and family counseling in order to begin living the life we have always wanted. All of us desire a fulfilling, healthy, and loving family life, but at times that goal can be difficult to achieve. Our therapists have a tremendous calling in helping to heal broken relationships. Whether you are in a marriage that is dealing with infidelity or perhaps co-dependent issues, it is important that you take a step back and talk to someone that can work through those critical challenges.

The teen years...for parents with adolescents many unique challenges can arise. We will work with you and your family to address any of the issues that typically are faced with teenagers. Having support in working with your teen struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, dating issues, or dealing with divorce can make a world of difference for your family. For further information on our family counseling services, click on Help For Your Family.

If you are currently engaged and in need of premarital counseling please go to the Premarital Counseling page on our website. As you will read, engaging in premarital counseling before you are married can help you avoid the struggles that marriages can face. Living Life Counseling can also provide help with step family challenges and concerns.

Marriage and Relationship Challenges

Living Life Counseling has begun a Marriage Enrichment series as part of our Living Life BLOG entitled It's Never Too Late to Talk Marriage. Click on the links below for further information from our blog.

I - Reconnect with Your Spouse
II - Enriching Your Marriage
III - Facing Marital Challenges
IV - The Delicate Relationship Balance
V - Saving Your Marriage From Regrets

As part of the marriage and family counseling process we will look at the challenges your relationship faces and the steps for reconciliation as we have highlighted below.

Though it is important to understand what type of marital issues you and your spouse struggle with, it is even more critical to understand that the marital issues outlined below are usually symptoms of a much bigger underlying problem.

6 Steps for Marital Reconciliation

Living Life Counseling will provide the help and support you need in restoring your relationship. Because relationships have such unique dynamics and challenges, working closely with a caring therapist can mend yours' in ways you never would imagine.

We have found over the years of providing couples counseling there are six key steps to work through in healing a broken marriage or relationship. Below we have outlined these steps for you to gain an initial understanding of the reconciliation process.

marriage success

1. Stabilize the relationship immediately by establishing safety, security, education, and direction.

2. Determine if any unresolved childhood and/or current problems are interfering with the marriage.

3. Identify what people need to change within themselves whether their spouse ever decides to change or not.

4. Identify existing, unhealthy communication patterns.

5. Teach healthy communication and problem-solving skills.

6. Work on forgiveness, building trust and healing the relationship.

Restored Relationships

Living Life Counseling can help you find ways to put back trust, understanding, and warm feelings into your relationship. In working through the reconciliation process alongside a counselor, couples will be able to experience important benefits of marriage and family counseling such as:

marriage happiness
  • Commit to improve your relationship
  • Rebuild trust in a damaged relationship
  • Deal with past disappointments
  • Build intimacy and closeness
  • Develop and maintain appropriate boundaries
  • Become more understanding and accepting
  • Deal with financial issues
  • Parent more effectively
  • Negotiate household responsibilities
  • Accept one another’s extended family
  • Relate assertively without criticizing one another

Whether you decide to pursue counseling or are simply looking for ways of improving your marriage, page down to the Additional Resources section on this webpage for more information.

Additional Resources
To view our Marriage and Family Counseling book and internet resources go to the Marriage and Family Counselingsections of the RECOMMENDED BOOK RESOURCES and RECOMMENDED INTERNET RESOURCES pages on our website.

How to Contact Us
Our staff can begin helping you immediately to begin living the life you truly desire. For maps and directions to our Ann Arbor, Brighton and Livonia offices please go to the Office Locations page on this website or call us at 810-923-5760.  To send us an email go to the Contact Us page on this website and complete the Contact Us email submission form.

Living Life Serves the Detroit Metropolitan Area

Living Life is proud to be providing Christian counseling to the many communities in Southeast Michigan including Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Dearborn, Detroit, Dexter, Fowlerville, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Hartland, Howell, Livonia, Milford, Northville, Novi, Pinckney, Plymouth, Salem, Saline, South Lyon, Southfield, Superior, Walled Lake, Wayne, West Bloomfield, Westland, Whitmore Lake, Wixom, Livingston County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County, and Wayne County.

Home Page

LIVE LIFE!

Call us at 810-923-5760

BRIGHTON OFFICE
794 W. Grand River Ave.
Suite 794
Brighton, MI 48116

LIVONIA OFFICE
37677 Professional Center Dr.
Suite 135
Livonia, MI 48154

ANN ARBOR OFFICE
5340 Plymouth Road
Suite 104
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

We can help you live the life you always wanted.


Women's Topics

  1. A Thankful Heart

    Nov 18, 17 09:39 AM

    It's harvest time and we often equate thankfulness with the harvest season. But what if thankfulness does not come easy and instead we find ourselves in a constant state of frustration and bitterness?

    Read More

  2. Healthy Eating and Living

    Jul 19, 17 04:53 PM

    To live life to the fullest we need to keep a healthy balance in all areas of our lives...including health eating.

    Read More

  3. How do you approach living life?

    May 10, 17 06:17 PM

    How do you approach living life? With spring here and summer approaching, begin looking at new ways to approach living life. Is it time to look at what is preventing you from living life with joy?

    Read More