Donald became a therapist after feeling a calling from God after retiring from Law Enforcement. As a cop, he saw the pain and devastation to families and individuals suffering with addiction, depression, suicide, criminal behavior. But what stood out the most was the trouble kids were having who didn’t have a father in their lives. He found that most of the people he arrested had no father. Or at least not an active father. This led Donald to believe his calling was to help couples keep the marriage together. That keeps the family together, and that keeps the kids out of jail, addiction, gangs, poles, prostitution, depression, suicidality, anger, violence etc…. So he switched from cleaning up the devastation to a career helping people avoid the disaster.
For clients who prefer a Christian or Bible focused therapy, Donald is prepared to serve any and all denominations. The apostle Paul had some great advice for married couples in his letter to the Ephesians. Jesus of course told us that he hates divorce. Donald believes the key to healing involves forgiveness and Grace.
Donald is a member of the Southeast Church of Christ in Friendswood. He grew up going to church, and has served in the Bus ministry driving the Joy Bus and Taught Bible Classes. He has served as Communion Director and is currently the self-appointed Security Director. He and his wife Dedra have facilitated Dave Ramseys Financial Peace classes, and Marriage Enrichment Classes using “His Needs, Her Needs” curriculum developed by Marriage Dynamics Institute.