Relationships are the key to life.
That’s Carolyn Dixon’s motto. She spends her days counseling people how to have healthy relationships with God and others. Carolyn received her MSW at The University of Texas after her youngest son went to kindergarten. She spent the next twelve years working at a residential psychiatric treatment center as well as at a private counseling center focusing on relational issues with individuals, couples and families. Now she is full-time at Abundant Life Counseling Services in the Austin area.
Carolyn has been married thirty-three years to her husband, Donnie, who is the discipleship pastor at Canyon Creek Church. They have four grown sons and one grandson.
I love her to pieces and I’m glad to call her my friend. I think you’ll like her an awful lot too. :)
- Springdale Baptist Church ~ the church where both Will and Donnie pastored a million years ago.
- This is the iceberg on Carolyn’s wall. She says most of what we see in other people is just ‘the tip of the iceberg’ and that there’s always waaaay more to a person’s actions and words that meet the eye. Truth.
- Resources from David Ferguson
- Prepare Enrich for Couples
- Favorite book I read as a mama raising my boy ~> John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart
- Vicki Courtney’s Your Boy: Raising a Godly Son in an Ungodly World
- Yerkovich’s How We Love Our Kids
- Yerkovich’s How We Love (marriage resource)
- Created for Connection: The “Hold Me Tight” Guide for Christian Couples by Sue Johnson and Kenneth Sanderfer
- 52 Ways to Have Fun, Fantastic Sex – A Guide for Married Couples by Joyce and Clifford Penner
- And a couple of books on marriage I’ve written … Uncovered: Revealing the Secrets of a Sexy Marriage
- … and Loving Your Man without Losing Your Mind
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman and Nan Silver
- Dr. Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Cyclic nature of friendships ~> dear daughters episode 5 with spiritual mama Liz Benigno
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
What are the signs you might need to talk with a therapist? Here are a few:
Are you unhappy and unable to talk about it?
Do you feel down and are unable to pull yourself out of it?
Is your life not functioning as you’d like it?
Do you feel excessively empty and unfulfilled?