Tony- Antonakis Maritis is an Executive Consultant for the Research Department on Biblical Antiquities for The Academia.edu. He writes for Got Questions and is published by WIPF and Stock Publishers, Amazon & Barnes and Noble. He has contributed research for the publications “Christianity” - The Holy Trinity Controversy by Millennium House, “Biblica" - The Revelation of John - Global Book Publishing, “The Search for King David” - National Geographic. Tony is the author of Why Christians Believe What They Believe and is a family counselor using biblical principles.
Helping people help themselves
Very good but uncomfortable experience, not because of Dr. Mariot, but because I didn't want to hear all that he had to say (denial). My husband and I lost the intimacy in our marriage of 12 years. We have three kids and both work. Things became routine and we both were tired of the way things were going. We discussed divorce and were pretty much settled on that course. Counseling did not work for us in the past, so this was a last resort effort. We chose Dr. Mariot because he is a Christian counselor. The bottom line is that he made the difference. It was NOT comfortable and I felt like, at times Dr. Mariot was not being compassionate about my feelings on things. But I was the one who was caught up in my emotions, what he was doing was looking past all that and cutting to the bottom line. He did not allow us to excuse ourselves in the process, I didn't know I was doing that to be honest, but in reality I had set up these guards and was not willing to see anything. I could write a book on the experience. If you want to save your marriage and are willing to hear the truth and not spend a ton of money listening to some counselor give you psyco-babel BS - Dr. Mariot is a good choice, he listens but he sets aside your personal BS and gets really real, real quick. I didn't like at first, but I am soooo thankful he did it that way. I am not saying things are perfect with my husband now, but they are way better. His touch is now welcome whereas before I hated and resented it. We hug now every morning. I actually get upset if he forgets. Things are good and Dr. Mariot set what he called rules of engagement so we don't fall back into the madness, They actually work, common sense actually but who thinks this way? Don't curse towards each other, don't compare each other, use how you feel rather than how you think. Your feelings are allowed and cannot be dismissed, that one was a game changer!! Highly recommend only IF your serious about saving your relationship, otherwise you'll just be pissed because he won't let you get away with any BS!! #thebest
Dr. Mariot is very understanding and took time to understand our problems. He put us in a position to make hard decisions about our marriage and the future. He did not allow us to blame one another for our problems, but made us responsible for our part. That was actually a break through for us. It opened things up for us intimately as well as improving our communication. What stood out is that he made us agree up front that God was the arbiter of our disagreement. That eliminated a lot of back and forth and opinions. We want to say the Dr. Mariot saved our marriage, but he would say the Lord did that and we just had to be reminded of who we are and what we mean to each other. We have been married for 28 years and had filed for divorce. Our marriage feels like it did during the better days... As far as time, this happened rather quickly.. a couple of weeks....
We begin by listening to the issue, once we are able to assertain the heart of the problem we ask hard questions that create accountability and create specific steps to resolve the problem.
Standard flat rate is $95 an hour when scheduling multiple sessions.
$120 hour for individual sessions.