Debbie O’Berry, Licensed Professional Counselor; Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor
3827 W. Howell Road Mason, Michigan 48854 517-256-6751
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Debbie's blog!   Yes, I am doing this.  It seems to be the thing to do now.  How fun!

I'll share the books I've been reading, reflections that have helped me through different aspects of my life.  I hope that you will find something that you can use in your life and may also enjoy these books.

Knee to Knee

April 11, 2019

Knee to Knee Conversation:  When a couple comes in for counseling, I like to get them connected with each other.  The sex life can be dependent on how connected the wife feels toward the husband.  They say that “sex begins in the kitchen.”  Not really but if the wife feels loved and connected to her…

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Expectations:

February 11, 2019

One of the things that married couples learn in counseling that is helpful is to lower their expectations. Women will read romance novels and watch hallmark movies.  Men look at models and sometimes even pornography.   Women and men get a sense that everything has to be perfect.  And usually perfection is doing things his or…

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Take it to God…

January 30, 2019

My mother was very critical as I grew up.  Probably because her mother was critical as she was growing up.  The Bible says in Proverbs 21:19 “Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.”  Proverbs 27:15 says “A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a…

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Triangle

January 27, 2019

As I share with a couple about the importance of a relationship with God and drawing close to him, I share the image of a triangle. God is at the top; the Wife is at one corner and the Husband is on the opposite corner.  If we just focus on our relationship with God, learning…

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The Martyr

January 26, 2019

Mark 10:9 “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”  That is a really hard thing to do as someone that may be frustrated in a marriage.  What do you do when your heart is not in it? As we look at God’s Word, we see that God does not like divorce.  But…

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My New Book

January 26, 2019

I am writing a book on marriage. Of course, some of these ideas could be used in any relationships.  I am putting my techniques that I use in my counseling on paper so that someday all will be able to have access the information.  So, as I write I would like to share pieces of…

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Imitate….

December 17, 2018

Today in the devotional it talks of imitating those that spoke the Word of God to you.  Hebrews 13:7-9.  The Word of God meets us in real life.  But I really like the phrase “Imitate the ones who looked so much like Jesus that they startled the world.” May God the Holy Spirit give you…

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The Thrill of Hope at Advent

December 12, 2018

The thrill of hope. I really want to God’s people to live more fully into their sacred calling. I desperately what God’s people to stop claiming the name if they do notyhing with the responsibility of that title. Regardless of what is going on in my life, I see God working. When I am weary…

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Re – Membering Your Broken Pieces

November 25, 2018

I woke early today, longing to sit with the Father, I got up. Coffee in hand;  The Broken Way in my lap.   I read: Re-Membering Your Broken Pieces. Focusing on the last supper He broke and gave. There had to be brokenness. The miracle happens in the brokenness. He broke the bread.  He gave.   He breaks the temptation to self…

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The Broken Way

November 24, 2018

This morning as I  sat and  drank my coffee, I looked at this  book that  I had bought over  a year ago that I had put on  my  shelf.   I ran into it as I  was decoratinng for  Christmas yesterday.  I laid in on my morning chair.  So this morning I thought I would pick…

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