About Dr. Gregory Popcak

Dr. Gregory Popcak directs the Pastoral Solutions Institute, a Catholic-integrated telephone counseling practice. He invites you to contact him online at www.Exceptional Marriages.com

Escaping the Blame Game

When things go wrong, we love having someone to blame.  It’s a seductive game that makes us think that blaming others will give us control, but in reality, as long as we

Escaping the Blame Game2015-06-20T09:52:01+10:00

Tainted Love: Why is 50 Shades of Grey so Popular?

This article first appeared in Patheos and is republished here with the permission of the author. Note:  The following article deals frankly with sexual topics Unless you’ve been living under a rock,

Tainted Love: Why is 50 Shades of Grey so Popular?2015-02-06T12:37:09+11:00

What Me Worry

When Worry is a Way of Life "I'm so worried one of my kids will get sick and die." "I have to hold my grandson's hand every second or some pedophile will come

What Me Worry2015-01-15T14:53:20+11:00

A Marriage in Trouble

Stepping Out of the Blender: The Keys of Successful Blended Families   Chuck and Melinda were both married and divorced before meeting each other.  Married to each other for 5 years, they

A Marriage in Trouble2015-01-15T14:53:21+11:00

Abstinence

                It’s easy for parents to despair of teaching their kids abstinence.  According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of Planned Parenthood), 70%

Abstinence2015-01-15T14:53:21+11:00

Why Marriages Fail

Why Marriages Fail:  And How to Make Sure Yours Doesn’t Allan and Jen asked me to do some marriage preparation counseling with them. Both Catholics, and both from divorced homes, they wanted

Why Marriages Fail2015-01-15T14:53:22+11:00

The Grandfather Clause

                Tom and Gina just had their first child, a baby boy named Christopher.  Both Tom and Gina’s parents were overjoyed.  In particular, Karen, Gina’s mom,

The Grandfather Clause2015-01-15T14:54:03+11:00

Anxiety Control

High Anxiety: Seeking Sanity when the World  Goes Nuts “It’s like a mystery novel around here.”  George explained, frustrated with the corporate restructuring his company was going through.  “…And Then There Were

Anxiety Control2015-01-15T14:54:03+11:00

Overcoming Anger

Aaaaaaaarrrrrggg! Overcoming Anger  Gregory K. Popcak, Ph.D.    But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness

Overcoming Anger2015-01-15T14:54:04+11:00

Be Not Afraid: Advice for the New Husband

William called our radio program with a question.             "I'm getting married next month.  I love Bethany, my fiancée, so much, and I can't believe how blessed I am that she said,

Be Not Afraid: Advice for the New Husband2015-01-15T14:54:05+11:00