About

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~ Robert Browning

Love is a process, not just a feeling. It produces action. Being married is no different.

Hello, I’m Corey Allan (if you want to be formal it’s Dr. Corey Allan, but I’m pretty informal here) and I’m glad you’ve stopped by.

I’m a husband, father, author, speaker, as well as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Ph.D. in Family Therapy.

What’s Simple Marriage (and my private practice) all about?

The main belief  - life is choice (so is marriage). Therefore I choose to:

  1. Grow deeper Spiritually
  2. Keep it simple
  3. Be passionate
  4. Live in community with others
  5. Enjoy the ride

Marriage is more about becoming a better human than it is about the two people being happy. And when you keep things simple, you can experience more in marriage and life.

While most anyone can enjoy the ideas and thoughts expressed here, Simple Marriage’s target is: individuals involved in a committed relationship that wish to experience more passion and adventure in life and relationships.

That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life. ~ Paul Tournier

Simple Marriage also has a collection of other writers who add their take on marriage and family life, as well as their skills to our community.

The true man wants two things; danger and play. For that reason he wants a woman, as the most dangerous plaything. ~ Friedrich W. Nietzsche

As for me, I’ve been married to my wife for 20 years and we have 2 children.

We are also followers of Christ and believe that a vibrant and alive Christian marriage is vital to the world and God’s Kingdom. While this is not a blog about my theology, much of my beliefs and perspectives are shaped by my relationship with Christ and other believers so this will come out in some of my writing.

Feel free to contact me with any suggestions, questions, ideas, criticism, or if you feel like complaining about anything in your life. Thanks for checking out Simple Marriage.

You can also find me in a few other places around the web:
Twitter: @simplemarriage

And you can find me guest posting in several places around the web:

Zen Habits
Zen Family Habits
Huffington Post, UK
Hitched
Simple Mom
Your Tango
and many others….

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For a marriage relationship to flourish, there must be intimacy. It takes an enormous amount of courage to say to your spouse,  “This is me. I’m not proud of it — in fact, I’m a little embarrassed by it — but this is who I am. ~ Bill Hybels