Finding Peace Internally and Relationally

There are no perfect people: no perfect parents and no perfect children. We all need grace and forgiveness from each other and toward ourselves.

Confidence in God’s love for you enables you to love and enjoy others.



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Tim Teague, Ph.D. Dr. Tim has been a licensed professional counselor since 1983, and has strengthened thousands of marriages and families through counseling and seminars with a full-time practice since 1985, serving three churches in Northern Virginia in the areas of counseling and family life. He has guided thousands of children, teenagers and adults through life challenges to discover more peace and satisfaction as they have discovered healthier perspectives on God, themselves and others, and also learned more realistic perspectives on relationships.

He enjoys and experiences significant success working with couples and individual adults, teens and children over age five. He has decades working with couples for marriage preparation and strengthening marriages. Some of his areas of expertise are personal health including managing stress and anxiety, relationships, parenting, marital sex and marriage preparation.

Dr. Teague has taught college and seminary classes on evangelism, New Testament studies, counseling and spirituality, and pastoral care, and has served on the Allied Staff of Dominion Hospital and New Life Treatment Centers, and on the adjunct faculty of George Mason University. His educational background includes a M.Div. and a Ph.D. in counseling and pastoral care. He works frequently with referrals from Focus on the Family, and also leads classes and retreats on marriage and parenting enrichment for churches and pastors. He uses the premarital inventory Prepare and the personality assessment Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis. He has written and presented frequently on marriage concerns including sexual intimacy, and on parenting. He also has written materials and trained adults, including ministers, in the areas of Prevention of Adult Sexual Misconduct and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse.

Tim married Beverly Coker after college graduation in 1976, lived at Auburn University while Beverly finished her music education degree, moved to Fort Worth, in '78 to get his MDIV and PHD, in pastoral care and counseling, before moving to Virginia in 1985. Rebekah, born in 1984, is married to Josh Asselin and lives in Fort Lauderdale, and Timothy II lives in Fairfax, Virginia, and works for Booz Allen Hamilton.

In 2004, Tim and Beverly bought a horse farm where he has a home office. Children and adults love the beauty and serenity of sessions at the farm, including sometimes outside. Tim loves playing tennis, riding his horse and is a runner.

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Favorite Quotes

Fix your thoughts on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable. Focus on excellent things. . . . Then God's peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8

If possible, as far as it depends on you, be at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18

Jesus said, "I came to serve, not to be served, and to give my life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:45 And He said, "I have given you an example to follow." John 13:15

Run with purpose with every step you take. I Corinthians 9:26


When my fiance told me about premarital counseling, I wanted nothing to do with it. But after the first session I wanted to be here, and tonight, as we finish up, I want you to know that it was great to help us talk about things that we simply had not covered.


Dr. Tim, I wanted to thank you for helping me take off my “sheriff’s badge” and my “victim” tshirt so that I can get along better with other kids and do better in school.


Age 10
Tim, what you said about me having a self-centered, victim mentality that has spent decades blaming others for my unhappiness and depression was very freeing for me. It set me on a course of counseling that gave me hope, because I can change things about myself and my perspective. I could never change the other people.


Age 60
Tim, when I first saw you my marriage looked hopeless! Without you I would have been impatient and moved on, but after over six months of waiting and trying to love my wife better, I’m now back home and hopeful about our future together!


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