"Straight Talk about Strengthening Marriage"
Newsletter #94 (Dec 2018)

VIDEO - "Don't Forget Your Honey" ~ Marriage Makes the Difference ~ Toolbox for Depression ~ Welcome Ben Holland! ~ Couples' Cruise (Feb 2020) ~ Counseling Handouts ~ Audio - Knowing HER Intimately ~ The Marital Intimacy Institute
"Don't Forget Your Honey During the Holidays"
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Salt Lake City, UT

With all the extra stress and activity of the holidays, couples need to be intentional and proactively plan for keeping each other a priority during the holidays versus letting the busyness take over. Watch Laura's interview with guest host Shara Parker on KSL TV - "Studio 5" as they discuss 5 strategies for keeping marriage strong during the holidays.

Research Proves The No. 1 Social Justice Imperative Is Marriage

An important contributor to putting and keeping men, women, and children on the escalator toward the American dream is little-known and widely ignored... It used to be that social mobility and protection from poverty were largely due to employment. In more recent times, the central factor has become, you guessed it... Marriage! 

"For the last 20 years or more... marital status has increasingly become the central factor in whether our neighbors and their children rise above, remain, or descend into poverty. The research is astounding...."

"Marriage has become the fault line dividing America's classes... A consistent and irrefutable mountain of research has shown, reaching back to the 1970s and beyond, that marriage strongly boosts every important measure of well-being for children, women, and men."

by Laura M. Brotherson, Meridian Magazine

Need help getting rid of sadness, negativity or anger?! Here's help! Depression is far too common and can happen to anyone given the right stressors and situational circumstances. My hope is to provide a comprehensive toolbox of easy and practical tips-all in one place-that you can immediately put into practice to make things better as you overcome depression. This toolbox of tips for tackling depression includes 15 suggestions... Click for the rest of the article

New therapist in the house! We are excited to announce the addition of Ben Holland, MS, CMHC, LPC to The Marital intimacy Institute! Ben offers both in-office and secure video conference sessions online. Some of his specialties include: 
  • Marriage Conflict & Distress
  • Marriage Preparation
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Sexual/Pornography Addiction and Compulsivity
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Spirituality-Faith Conflicts
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • ...and much more!
Learn more about him on The Marital Intimacy Institute website!

Join us on our next Couples' Valentine's Cruise #7 -- Feb 15-22, 2020!! Registration is now OPEN! We're so excited to announce our first Mexican Riviera cruise - making this cruise even more accessible and affordable to you sailing out from California!

You can get all the details about this Mexican Riviera - Princess Cruise and how to register on our StrengtheningMarriage.com Cruise page (where you can check out all our past cruises and fun photos as well) or visit our Columbus Travel Couples' Valentine's Cruise website for additional cruise information. This cruise is filling fast so call today with your deposit! 
If you've been on our Couples' Cruises before you know how awesome these cruises are... if you haven't you're in for a real TREAT for you, your spouse and your marriage!!

To Reserve Your Cabin -- Call Columbus Travel TODAY!
800-373-3328 or 

Want some free therapy? Laura's clinical handouts and worksheets are now available to all on our counseling websiteOn Laura's Resources page, just click on the handout image or title link to open the handout in a printable pdf file. You will find handouts on the following topics: 
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Infidelity
  • Marriage
  • Pre-Marital Prep
  • Self-Development
  • Sex Therapy
Sex in Utah and all around the world is about to change for the better with the opening of The Marital Intimacy Institute in Provo, Utah. We're excited to offer our marriage-strengthening services both locally and online. Learn more about Laura's counseling services, her Wait List and her Priority Client option!

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