Jeffrey Murrah is a professional counselor and amateur historian whose books have a world-wide audience.
Driven by a love of knowledge, psychology, archeology and history, Jeff Murrah enjoys traveling to unique places. Besides writing and homeschooling his three sons, Jeff is a professional counselor and public speaker by vocation, working with couples and families since 1981. His counseling website contains articles on family, and parenting issues (www.RestoreTheFamily.com). A second site focuses on helping couples save their marriages and recover from affairs (www.SurviveYourPartnersAffair.com). Prior to going into private practice, he worked in many psychiatric and medical/surgical hospitals in the Houston area. He has also worked with chemical dependency treatment and homeless shelter facilities. He worked as a Christian Counselor with Rapha prior to going into private practice.
In addition to counseling, Jeff also taught psychology courses at San Jacinto College. His experiences working with people and teaching have provided him with a broad knowledge base that he shares with people through his articles on family and marriage related issues. His articles have an international distribution. He has been featured on Wall Street Journal Radio and the Larry Elder Show. His articles have been featured as part of the Parent University program of the Pasadena Independent School District.
One of his hobbies is researching and writing about history. His love of Texas history and Southern culture led to his writing his two award winning books, None But Texians: A History of Terry’s Texas Rangers (www.NoneButTexians.com), Which received the 2002 Summerfield G. Roberts Award for the Best Book on Texas and Texans during the Civil War and Texans Always Move Them: A True History of Texas, which received the 2007 Presidio La Bahia Award for the Best Book on Early Colonial Texas. He was also named the official historian for the Terry's Texas Rangers re-enactment group (http://www.terrysrangers.us/) which were featured in such movies as "The Postman", "The Patriot", "Gettysburg" and "Ride with the Devil".
Jeff's love of history has also led to his chasing down the Texas embassy locations in European capitols and being commissioned an Admiral in the Texas Navy by Governor Rick Perry for his accomplishments. His travel and research have culminated in his latest history book, Texans Always Move Them: A True History of Texas. The book debuted at the ceremony marking the 100th Anniversary of the Terry’s Texas Ranger Monument at the State Capitol.
Jeff has enjoyed writing since working on his high school newspaper. His other published writings include a series of articles on relationships, parenting and his book, Affair Recovery Secrets. His travel articles include experiences at a haunted castle in Scotland, the National Wallace Monument, and visiting Neolithic archeological sites in Orkney.
2002 Summerfield G. Roberts Award for the Best Book on Texas and Texans during the Civil War
2007 Presidio La Bahia Award for the Best Book on Spanish Colonial Texas
Commissioned an Admiral by Governor Rick Perry