rick reynolds of crossroads counseling (dear daughters 2)

In episode two of the Dear Daughters podcast, I talk with Rick Reynolds about all things marriage like the fact that God will never let you marry someone who 100% meets all your needs … and how to deal with that truth in a practical way.

Rick, a LCSW, holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He received his Master’s of Social Work from the University of Denver and completed three years of post-graduate training at the Colorado Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy. He has also worked at the nationally-known Minirth-Meier Tunnel & Wilson Clinic before moving on to private practice.

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This is retro-Rick and his sweet wife, Stephanie, on their wedding day. I have to say I just love that tux. :)

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Show Notes

Rick’s practice at Crossroads Counseling

Affair Recovery and The Affair Recovery Library

Are you a FOBAD (fear of being a disappointment) aka a people pleaser? Eek.

Carrying shame is a way of robbing God of glory. Wow. Read John 3:19-21

What’s the most important thing to do in a new marriage? Be authentic and tolerate each other’s differences.

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts by Les and Leslie Parrott

Want a better marriage? Try this simple ritual: Within the first 30 seconds of coming back together at the end of the day either kiss for 7 seconds or hug for 60 seconds.

Rick says: Guys pimp tenderness and girls pimp specialness. So consider “tethering” if you have a business lunch with your boss.

Thomas Watson’s The Divine Art of Contentment


Things to Think About

Being a pleaser makes you self-centered because: If you’re thinking about other people but you’re thinking about what they’re thinking about you, you’re still thinking about you. ~ Rick Reynolds


Pretenders and image managers can’t know unconditional love.

God forbids us from marrying someone who can meet all our needs. ~ Rick Reynolds


Two-thirds of all marriage problems are unsolvable, so learning to negotiate differences is hugely important.

My mate is never my problem, my mate only reveals the problem in me. ~ Rick Reynolds


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