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Sex Matters in Marriage

Sex Matters in Marriage

How many times a week should a married couple have sex? I would say that 1-3 times a week is a healthy and realistic figure. Having said this, it really is up to the couple to decide what works for them. The problem arises when one partner’s libido is significantly...

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Talking about your Personal Life at Work

Talking about your Personal Life at Work

There is a fine line between being aloof and overly familiar. Social protocols dictate what sort of information is shared between people, be they strangers, work colleagues, friends or family relations. It is generally understood that the closer the relationship, the...

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The Effects of Stress on Your Sex Life

The Effects of Stress on Your Sex Life

We are living through very challenging times economically, politically and socially, which means our risk of cumulative stress is at an all-time high. Mood disorders like anxiety and depression are on the increase, along with related symptoms such as fatigue,...

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Unhappy Marriage; Unhappy Sex Life

Unhappy Marriage; Unhappy Sex Life

When a headache becomes an excuse for avoiding intimacy, it’s often a sign of dissatisfaction in the relationship, whether at a physical, emotional or spiritual level. This is usually due to unaddressed or unresolved issues which can lead to resentment. Couples’...

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Lock Down – The Great Pause

Lock Down – The Great Pause

“You can’t go to work, you can’t go to school, you can’t socialize, you can’t travel, you can’t do sports activities, you can’t drink, you can’t smoke, you can’t, you can’t, you can’t!!!” This kind of refrain has become the new reality across the entire planet, as the...

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

I hope you and your loved ones have managed successfully though this challenging time. With Level 3 lock down about to be introduced by the government, I want to advise you that we will be opening Lighthouse Therapy Centre for face to face counselling again. This will...

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Moving Forward in Your Marriage After an Affair

Moving Forward in Your Marriage After an Affair

What are five steps that you can take to forgive him/her fully and move on together? Get all the information about the affair from your partner that you need, so that you are dealing with the truth. Tell him/her how you feel and all that you feel Take responsibility –...

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Marriage Makes Men (and Women)…

Marriage Makes Men (and Women)…

There is no better way to challenge a man to be ‘the man’ than to have him marry. Unfortunately, most men are poorly prepared for the demands of marriage and generally struggle with the increased complexity and responsibility that comes with the new role of husband,...

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The shifting moods

The shifting moods

“She’s always tired,” She’s not interested in me or sex anymore,” I feel like strangers under the same roof,” – sound familiar? I think these are all very useful tell-tale signs of an unhappy wife based on the marriage going stale after the honeymoon period has come...

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Is penis-size paramount?

Is penis-size paramount?

Let me start with a direct quote on the matter from The Act of Marriage by Tim & Beverly LaHaye: “Many men are almost paranoid about the size of their genitalia, and woman are almost as concerned with their breast size. Unfortunately ignorance usually produces...

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The Impact of Social Media on Intimate Relationships

The Impact of Social Media on Intimate Relationships

There is no doubt that technology has always played a part in communication between people. Before Graham Bell invented the telephone, the predominant way people separated by distance could communicate was to write letters, and wait days between each correspondence....

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