Most people spend the majority of their lives earning money and pursuing financial security. While money is important, psychological research has shown that beyond the poverty level it is completely uncorrelated with happiness. So why is money the major reason people fight in marriage? Because it has both tangible AND symbolic meaning to all of us. This lecture by renowned clinical psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Mark W. Baker explores the many possible meanings money can have for you, and the multitude of ways you can end up in fights over it with the most important people in your life.

About Dr. Mark W. Baker

Dr. Mark W. Baker has received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Theology, as well as a certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the Executive Director of the La Vie Counseling Centers in Pasadena and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Baker has published numerous articles in professional psychological journals and has appeared on television and radio programs to discuss his ideas regarding Psychology and Spirituality. Dr. Baker’s first internationally best selling book, The Greatest Psychologist Who Ever Lived: Jesus and the Wisdom of the Soul was originally released by Harper San Francisco and now is available in paperback under the title, Jesus, The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived released by Harper One, with over one million copies in print. He has co-authored with New York Times best-seller author Carmen Renee Berry the book, Who’s to Blame?: Escape the Victim Trap & Gain Personal Power in Your Relationships, which was released by Pinon Press.

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