Dr. T. Charles Brantley on Healthy Marriage | Whatever Matters

This is William Parris, host on Legitimate Matters. This was my first episode for my TV Talk Show with guest, Dr. T. Charles Brantley a certified marriage counselor and founder of ‘Strong Marriages’ (the new S&M). The goal of ‘Strong Marriages’ is restoring and saving marriages in all aspects, while assisting couples who might be living together and guiding to a place where they are ready to walk down the aisle in Holy Matrimony.

In his #1 Best Seller, Thou Shalt NOT Be Full Time Parents: Danger of Loving Your Kids More than Each Other, Brantley states, “Always full-time lovers never full-time parents”. He says this statement must rain in your head like crazy. You can’t fall into the trap of being full- time parents. You must stay the course and fight that spirit that says you must give all to the child. You must remain full-time lovers. You have to make it a priority to be full-time lovers. The child needs you, but your husband or wife needs you more. We can admit that we will never hold down the lover part consistently, and now and then put being the parent into the mix. Usually, what takes priority is being a full-time parent. If you want to be GREAT parents be an abnormal couple in love. Go against the flow of loving your kids more than each other. The more you love your spouse the more you can love your children.

T. Charles Brantley Ph.D. is chief counselor at Strong Marriages. He has earned a double Doctorate and master’s degree from Newburgh Theological Seminary. He has an Accredited Board-Certified Pastoral Counselor and Diploma in Biblical Counseling from American Association of Christian Counselors. He has received a certificate for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.