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March 2017 Archives

I know it is only spring, but summer is right around the corner. The Season of the Dreaded Bathing Suit! Let’s face it, even the most self-assured of us feels a little insecure when it comes to beach wear. If […]

The doctor isn’t God. I have a favorable opinion of medical doctors. Right now, I am training student doctors to become physician one day. Physicians have helped my family many times through the years, but they are not God and […]

Are you happy? Surprise, Disney is not the happiest place on earth despite their heavy marketing! If you want to be happy, forget the theme park and move to Norway! That’s right. Norway is the happiest place (country) on earth. The […]

“It’s hopeless! Nothing will change and I just feel so discouraged.” Depression has a voice that comes from our thoughts. The voice of depression is hopeless, anxious and negative—all counter to the Word of God. When you listen to the voice of […]

Affirmation is powerful! Katie walked off the ballet stage. Having danced her heart out, she came flying into my arms. Beaming like only a mother can, I reached down, kissed her and said, “You were beautiful, wonderful and of course, […]

Divorce. Remarriage. Lots of change is involved and kids feel it! Jason stared at the floor, angry and frustrated. Sitting in my therapy office, a new hurdle confronts this shy fourteen year-old. His mom is about to remarry. Two years […]

“I can’t stand it when I make a mistake.” Ahhh…the words of a perfectionist. How do you know if you are one? Well, check yourself against this list. If you believe there is no room for mistakes, time to check […]

This green-eyed monster  has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day. It’s envy and doesn’t do well when it consumes our thoughts or actions. Wishing you had what your neighbor has, or feeling envious over someone’s job or spouse is […]

Tom is a healthy 26-year-old male who recently married and is struggling in his sex life due to the influence of pornography.  Although he and his wife attend church, Tom is one of the 64-to 68% of young adult men who uses […]

Relationships can be difficult. Some people are difficult because they are constantly suspicious and mistrust others. Every little thing that is said or done is more evidence for why they need to be paranoid or suspicious. Usually people with paranoia […]