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About occhristiancounseling

Dr. Smith is passionate about helping Christian couples and single adults figure out better ways to apply biblical principles and the findings of scientific research to their everyday lives. She holds a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree, with a Minor in Applied Theology, from Biola University.

Why Won’t He Talk to Me?

When something’s wrong, it’s often the woman who notices it and wants to talk about it – to figure out what’s wrong and fix the problem. Here’s a frequent complaint from our Relationship Survey: We have problems agreeing on the … Continue reading

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An Ephesians 5 Romance

Your love story matters. It matters because it belongs to you. It’s what you know and where you live. Mostly, it matters to God.

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Happy Hearts Day, Guys & Gals!

A personal serenade from Brandon and Friends. This is just one of many reasons I love men! Thanks, guys! You’re the best!

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A Hopeful Romantic Interprets Ephesians 5

Dance With Me by Dr. Debi Smith (Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Coach) Available @ or instant download for iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, etc., @ Male-female relationships can be difficult. Both genders need understanding and skills to have great connections. … Continue reading

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Invigorate Your Love for Your Spouse

Dance With Me: A Book Review by Dr. Curtis Lehmann Dr. Debi has a superb ability to write in a way that feels conversational and casual, while weaving together psychological research, her Christian faith, and her love of dance. Dance … Continue reading

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Continuing the Mission

Help support the Mission of this website > “Helping couples realize that there is such a thing as Healthy Romance … if we can catch a vision of it through the Eyes of God and rely on His grace to … Continue reading

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Man Protects Instinctively

He protects the people he loves … and sometimes even people he doesn’t love … and sometimes even people he loves – or doesn’t love – who happen to be angry at him at the time. Remember that he’s more … Continue reading

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