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February 2016 Archives

I don’t usually comment on politics. But the name-calling, accusations, the total disregard for truth or facts… makes me sad. Of course, not every politician is doing this, but by in large, we have a lot of bullying going on. […]

Today, American children are exposed to stress at much earlier ages. Because of technology and the media, visual images of disaster, war and criminal activity can be seen daily in households. Parents have to discuss what to do in case of […]

Have you ever faced a difficult time, rejection, or  possible failure? Maybe you have received bad news from a doctor, are facing a decision point in your career, or are in a difficult relationship  Your confidence is shaken. Things look dark, […]

Do you like your body? Are you constantly dieting and wishing you looked like someone else? Do you spend your days thinking about food, weight and your body? Do you count calories, weigh yourself multiple times a day, and feel […]

Affairs are devastating. When they do happen, the question most often asked is, “Should I try to work through the betrayal and give the person another chance?” The answer depends on a number of factors that can be determined by these […]

Do you ever feel like you are a minority when it comes to your values and world view? Does it feel like you live in a toxic culture, constantly pounding away at the very things you value and are of eternal significance? […]

Tim and Kirsten eagerly engaged in our premarital counseling sessions. As we waded through the battery of premarital inventories and family background, sex was next on our list. This couple, like many I have counseled, was sexually active prior to […]

Mary and Bill are arguing again. Mary hates how she feels when conflict happens. She wants to retreat, run or hide, or simply  avoid. Too often, she chooses to avoid, but is this a good idea? For the most part, […]

Like many people, you may have been hurt in a relationship because of trust violations. Or maybe growing up, you couldn’t trust those around you to keep their word or treat you kindly. As a result, you struggle with insecurity. Don’t […]

The Jones family has been under a great deal of stress lately. Dad’s corporation is downsizing and jobs may be eliminated. Mr. Jones could be one of those jobs. Mrs. Jones’ mother passed away suddenly, leaving a deep vacuum of […]