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Need Feedback on Blog Post

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marie Mertilus Aug 3, 2013. 9 Replies

The 48 days community have been so amazing to me. I am facing my fear and starting to blog again. Please check this blog post.…Continue

Need Feedback on Setting Fees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Ruby Jul 28, 2013. 4 Replies

 Hello, My name is Marie Mertilus. I help Christian couples have better marriages.  Port of Peace Counseling, LLC -…Continue

Tags: fee-setting, pre-marital, counseling, fees

 

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Marie Mertilus posted a blog post

What Are the Old Patterns Doing to Your Marriage?

You were born  in a functional family or perhaps you had a difficult upbringing. Whether you would admitted openly or you choose to ignore it. All of us have some baggage from our family origin. Ignoring the baggage only hurt our marriage. Some couples are afraid to address family origin issues because they want to move on from the past. Issues like abuse, history of mental illness, divorce, unhealthy habits, etc. They cannot be ignored. Pushing past hurts under the rug only lead to a pile of…See More
Feb 27, 2015
Marie Mertilus commented on Marie Mertilus's blog post Are You Speaking to Your Spouse's Heart?
"  Thanks Ann, many couples  do throw the towel in too quickly.Marriage is not easy but some couples stop trying because they believe in the "irreparable" lie."
Feb 23, 2015
Ann Musico commented on Marie Mertilus's blog post Are You Speaking to Your Spouse's Heart?
"You are doing important work. Satan is after our marriages and families and all too often young couples just give up thinking it's beyond repair."
Feb 20, 2015
Marie Mertilus commented on Cheryl L Shipp's blog post Happy Thursday! Today's Hope Note :-)
"Cheryl this is a great daily note. Same to you."
Feb 20, 2015
Marie Mertilus posted a blog post

Are You Speaking to Your Spouse's Heart?

Last week I was asked a question that triggers me to write this post about reaching a spouse’s heart. The question was “How do you speak to your spouse’s heart when they are no longer in the marriage emotionally? Honestly, I wish there was a simple answer, but when it comes to marriage, there are no simple answers. This is a place I wouldn't wish for any couple to get to. However, in many marriages, the roommate situation has become the norm. Two individuals living in the same house but…See More
Feb 20, 2015
Marie Mertilus commented on Marie Mertilus's blog post 10 Valentine's Day Gifts Ideas to Spice Up Your Marriage
"Thanks for sharing Ann. Number 1 will bring you back to memory lane and leave a smile on your spouse's face."
Feb 15, 2015
Ann Musico commented on Marie Mertilus's blog post 10 Valentine's Day Gifts Ideas to Spice Up Your Marriage
"Really creative and wonderful ideas - I especially love #1!"
Feb 13, 2015
Bonnie Lynch liked Marie Mertilus's blog post 10 Valentine's Day Gifts Ideas to Spice Up Your Marriage
Feb 13, 2015
Marie Mertilus posted a blog post

10 Valentine's Day Gifts Ideas to Spice Up Your Marriage

This Valentine, go to the distance. Fill your spouse's love tank abundantly. Don’t hold back.  Love freely and leave your spouse’s eyes with a sparkle that shines beyond Valentine’s Day. Get more tips to start before Valentine's Day.  Here are 10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Marriage:   Click Here to ContinueSee More
Feb 13, 2015
Marie Mertilus commented on Marie Mertilus's blog post 5 Lessons I Learned From the Burglars
" Ann, thank you for your encouragements. I truly think it is only with God's help I am able to keep my peace. I am determined to not live in fear. It is sad that after all these years  they have wasted their lives. I hope they will…"
Feb 8, 2015
Marie Mertilus commented on Marie Mertilus's blog post 5 Lessons I Learned From the Burglars
"Diane, thank you so much for your kind words. It is really a choice. I feel that if I let fear or anger consumes me I would be enslaved by that one bad event. With God 's help. I am moving on."
Feb 8, 2015
Ann Musico commented on Marie Mertilus's blog post 5 Lessons I Learned From the Burglars
"Oh Marie I am so sorry this happened to you but I rejoice at God's grace, goodness and protection of you and your family! "bad toddlers in adult bodies" - you described those responsible - and I think that is very apt. It's very…"
Feb 8, 2015
Diana Bader commented on Marie Mertilus's blog post 5 Lessons I Learned From the Burglars
"Marie, I am so sorry you and your family had to go through this, but I am glad you could come out of it with lessons learned.  A great testiment to choosing not to be a victim."
Feb 6, 2015
Marie Mertilus posted a blog post

5 Lessons I Learned From the Burglars

W hen I received a call from my husband in the middle of the day, I was expecting him to just be checking on us. What I heard left me speechless. While I was at the doctor with our son. Robbers kicked our front door and stole our laptops, Kindle and e,[toed out my jewelry drawer.  I was shocked because  robbery is not really something that take place in the little suburb of Douglas County. If I lived in Atlanta, I would have been more prepare emotionally to digest the violation. I came on to…See More
Feb 6, 2015
Marie Mertilus commented on Marie Mertilus's blog post How is Your Patience Meter?
"Ann, thank you so much for your honesty. You recognize it and that is the major step. I am still working on number 2 myself. Staying in the present have helped me tremendously. From time to time, my husband has been helpful in pointing it out to me."
Jan 18, 2015
Ann Musico commented on Marie Mertilus's blog post How is Your Patience Meter?
"Great tips Marie and yes, we've all been there! My biggest struggle is #2 - I do not have a poker face so you can pretty much tell what I'm feeling by just looking at me. I have to be very aware of that and not let my face show impatience…"
Jan 16, 2015

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I heard about 48Days. NET on Dan's podcast. I really hope I learn from the tribes how to grow my counseling practice and also contribute to their professional and personal growth.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am the owner of Port of Peace Counseling, LLC. I help Christian couples have better marriages. I offer concierge services.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
My goal is to help couple make I do work. I teach couples who are having the same fights over and over again to communicate and feel loved and appreciated. Now I do 1 individual and couple counseling. Eventually I would love to do workshop and seminars for couples.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
- Learn to speak Portuguese
- Grow my counseling practice to offer seminar and workshops
- Publish a marriage guidebook.
- Open an Etsy vintage shop as a side gig
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
My strongest talents are languages. I speak fluent French, Spanish and Haitian Creole. I am learning Portuguese. I enjoy conducting counseling with couples in these languages too.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://www.portofpeacecounseling.com/
Are you interested in finding a better job, starting a business, growing your current business, writing a book, blogging, podcasting, coaching, speaking, sales & marketing, or something else?
www.etsy.com/shop/HeiressVintage
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
If you are tired of having the same fights over and over again, please visit http://www.portofpeacecounseling.com to learn simple techniques to communicate with your spouse.
Feel free to share your Twitter name, Facebook page, and any other social media way to connect with you!
https://heiressjewelry.kitsylane.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-of-Peace-Counseling-LLC/3138478...
https://twitter.com/PortofPeace

Marie Mertilus's Blog

What Are the Old Patterns Doing to Your Marriage?

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 6:21am 0 Comments

You were born  in a functional family or perhaps you had a difficult upbringing. Whether you would admitted openly or you choose to ignore it. All of us have some baggage from our family origin. Ignoring the baggage only hurt our marriage.…

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Are You Speaking to Your Spouse's Heart?

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 7:10am 2 Comments

Last week I was asked a question that triggers me to write this post about reaching a spouse’s heart. The question was “How do you speak to your spouse’s heart when they are no longer in the marriage emotionally? Honestly, I wish there was a…

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10 Valentine's Day Gifts Ideas to Spice Up Your Marriage

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 6:24am 2 Comments

This Valentine, go to the distance. Fill your spouse's love tank abundantly. Don’t hold back.  Love freely and leave your spouse’s eyes with a sparkle that shines beyond Valentine’s Day.…

Continue

5 Lessons I Learned From the Burglars

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 7:06am 4 Comments

W hen I received a call from my husband in the middle of the day, I was expecting him to just be checking on us. What I heard left me speechless. While I was at the doctor with our son. Robbers kicked our front door and stole our laptops,…

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At 11:52am on June 20, 2014, Garrett Davis said…

Thank you for your comment :)

It took me a while to learn how to see my own failures in a positive light.

At 4:26pm on July 22, 2013, Jini Charley said…

Hi Marie,

Blessed & Prosperous 2013 to you and your family.

Welcome to the community. I hope your membership here improves your business, if you have one, and your life.

If you don't yet have a business, feel free to look around and I'm sure you'll find one that will work for you.

Let me know how I can help you with anything.

Feel free to make friends, join groups, add discussions, give advice, anything to assist your fellow community members.

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