Dr. Debi Smith
Dr. Smith is passionate about helping Christian couples and single adults figure out better ways to apply biblical principles and the findings of scientific research to their everyday lives. She holds a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree, with a Minor in Applied Theology, from Biola University. She maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, California, with an additional office in Mission Viejo.
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VideosAre you answering the right question?
Dr. Debi Smith, psychologist and expert on the Psychology of Men and Romance, explains how men and women use language differently. The same words don't hold the same meaning for both genders, which adds to communication problems ... and a feeling of disconnection. In this video, Dr. Debi talks about the importance of understanding your partner's bottom-line question.
Dance With Me: A Hopeful Romantic Interprets Ephesians 5
by Dr. Debi Smith
Approx. 34,650 words.
Published on May 1, 2013.
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. ~ Ephesians 5:21
This applies to the body of believers in fellowship with one another, so it applies to husbands and wives as well. However, just how husbands and wives are to submit to one another is easily misunderstood in our current culture.
That’s what Dance With Me is all about – learning what submission looks like in the 21 Century.
Mothers and Sons: How the Maternal Attachment Experience Affects Boys’ Emotional and Social Development
by Dr. Debi Smith
Approx. 18,320 words.
Published on October 30, 2012.
This academic exploration of the mother-child relationship gives particular attention to its specific impact on male children and their emotional development. The issue of nature and nurture is addressed, as is the complex topic of boys and vulnerable emotions, with particular emphasis on guilt, humiliation, and shame; anxiety and depression; and anger and rage.
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