Paul wrote, "Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ." ~ Ephesians 5:21

This simple truth teaches us how to engage with one another in Life & Love.

  • First, Paul instructs us to submit to one another as members of the body of believers in fellowship with one another, which naturally applies to husbands and wives as well.

  • However, just exactly how husbands and wives are to submit to one another is easily – and very frequently – misunderstood in our current culture.

  • My mission is to help clarify Paul’s instructions based on years of psychological research.

Based on 30+ years of marital research ...

Do you and your mate have enough love and respect for one another to create and maintain the kind of relationship that could make you both happy?

Dr. Debi Smith, PsyD

Writer. Teacher. Coach.

I worked with men, women, couples, and families in Orange, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties in California for 25 years before closing my Clinical Psychology Practice in August 2021. I helped launch numerous Marriage Programs at local churches, training pastors, marriage mentor couples, and mental health professionals who needed help learning to work more effectively with couples. As a mother of three sons, I developed intense interest in and a unique expertise in the Psychology of Men and Marriage. Now living in Central Texas, I am dedicated to teaching and coaching around the world. My Education & Teaching Experience: In case you’re interested in the details … I earned my Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at MidAmerica Nazarene University, and my Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) at Biola University. I also taught courses at both universities, as well as at Azusa Pacific University from 2002 to 2010.