Published Articles

Many of the therapists at The Center For Enriching Relationships have published books, are quoted in articles, and referenced online.  Below are some of those publications.

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Seven Deadly Sins: Real Struggles from Real People by DONALD WELCH, PH.D, LMFT – 2016

Seven Deadly Sins: Real Struggles from Real People examines seven of the most common sins that people wrestle with and looks at the ways in which we can evade, deal with, and triumph over each one through the power of God working in our lives.

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The Art of Intimate Marriage: A Christian Couple's Guide to Sexual Intimacy Paperback – June 25, 2016

From a two-time nationally award winning sexuality researcher - The Art of Intimate Marriage. God's plan for sexual intimacy in marriage is the work of a Master artist and genuine intimacy is like a beautiful masterpiece. Your marriage is going well but you want to make your sex life better and you’re looking for help on how to do that. You want to know what God has to say about how to build a fulfilling sexual intimacy in your marriage. Your sexual relationship has been full of pain, discouragement, and frustration and you need some answers. You have some medical issues that are making sex difficult and you would like to rekindle experiencing mutually pleasurable sex. For these issues and more, The Art of Intimate Marriage provides direction and guidance on how to get there.

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Turning The relationship battle by Daniel Jenkins, PH.D.
-Refreshed Magazine

Turning a battleship 180 degrees while moving ahead at 30 knots is no easy endeavor. The “turning circle” is the shortest distance that a warship can turn around without keeling over.

Some battleships are very maneuverable with an 800-yard turning circle, while larger ships take well over 1,000 yards to do an about face. The size of the ship and the speed it is moving forward must be taken into consideration in making the turning circle calculation.

Momentum carries objects forward in the direction that they have been going, and it takes a lot of force to make them change, according to Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion. For example, to stop a really large vessel, such as an oil supertanker, it takes 5.5 miles and the turning circle is over 2 miles.

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relationship specialist helps pastors transform their churches
by donald welch, ph.d, LMFT
-christian examiner

So far, five congregations across the county have placed the relationship specialists, providing its members with services including sliding-scale counseling, workshops and even conflict resolution pointers for staff members.

The relationship specialists are Marriage Family Therapists interns, who need to complete 3,000 hours of practical work--about three years to complete-- before they are eligible to take the state license exam.  "It's not like it's a one-year process," Welch said.

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