Couples


Marital Communication

Ramon Presson has counseled, taught, and written extensively on marital communication. Love Talks for Couples and More Love Talks for Couples are in their third printing.

Communication is the bridge to intimacy. It is foundational to marital success. There are actually 3 levels of communication (Disclosure, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution) which are vital to marital health. The good news is that all three levels are within your reach. They can be learned. They can be improved.

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Rebuilding Trust

One of Presson’s specialties is enabling a troubled relationship to rebuild trust where trust has been damaged. Just like we’ve seen tornadoes in middle Tennessee reduce 2-story brick homes to rubble within seconds, trust can be leveled in a moment. Just as a storm-stricken home or neighborhood cannot be rebuilt instantly, so the rebuilding of trust is a slow and gradual process. But it’s worth the effort. Sometimes trust is not demolished in a single moment or by a single sin but is eroded gradually over time. This too requires wise guidance and dedicated work by the couple. But it’s worth it.

Re-creating Connection

In what Presson calls the Five Love Languishes, most couple complaints stem from feeling that one or more of the following needs is not being met: Attention, Acceptance, Appreciation, Affection, Allowing.  Good marriage counseling seeks to note and address where valid needs and reasonable requests for connection are not being met.

The Most Published Practicing Therapist in Tennessee

Ramon is the creator and co-author with Dr. Gary Chapman of Love Talks for Couples and Love Talks for Families.

He is also the author of five Serendipity House/LifeWay books:

Vital Pursuits: Developing My Spiritual Life;

Intentional Choices: Discovering Contentment in Stressful Times

Recovering From Divorce: Overcoming the Death of A Dream;

Radical Reconciliation: The Journey of Forgiveness

Beyond the Shadows: Hope for Overcoming Depression.

He is co-author of The Secret Seductress: Breaking the Destructive Cycle of Pornography

Ramon’s newest book "When Will My Life Not Suck? Authentic Hope for the Disillusioned" was released in 2011.

A weekly newspaper columnist, Presson has written feature articles for Marriage Partnership, Discipleship Journal, Christian Single, and Single Adult Ministry Journal.

Magazine Articles

Travels With Louise & Clark: Helping Couples Become Explorers Again
(Marriage Partnership)

Mission Trips Without Guilt Trips
(Discipleship Journal)

The Dating Speedway
(Published in Christian Single)

Newspaper Columns

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