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Family hurts: The terrible gift that keeps on giving. They make the holidays not so joyful. The minute you set foot in your mom’s house and the relatives begin to arrive, that old wound from years ago begins to fester. […]

Every year, I remind readers to think ahead about how you will handle difficult family issues during the holidays. Why? Because this is one time of year we intentionally get together despite our conflicts and upsets with each other. We […]

The holidays are supposed to be a time of remembering the incredible gift we received from God–the birth of Christ. But a number of things can steal the  joy of the season. So make a few changes to rid your bah […]

Does the title, Help For The Holiday Disorganized, sound like a mental health disorder? It’s not, but if you are one of those people who gets overwhelmed by the holidays, then getting organized could do wonders for your bah hum bug […]

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! This Thanksgiving, enjoy the meal, watch the parade and football but give thanks…and if you need a little help,here are a few versus from the Psalms: “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise […]

Nicole was doing well in school but found herself incredibly anxious. A freshman in college, she found her way to the counseling center for help. She discovered that anxiety is the number one reason college students seek counseling services on […]

The anonymous Facebook post read, “Go ahead and kill yourself,” and “You are nothing but a pathetic person!” Surprisingly, the posts were written by the teen who was the target. He was engaging in what is now being called, digital self-harm and cyberbullying […]

Talking to your child’s in-laws can bring some interesting challenges. What do you do if you are at a dinner party with your son in-law’s parents and they share intimate information about your daughter and her husband? You squirm and feel […]

The in-laws! What came to mind when you hear those two words? Handling in-laws can be tricky for most every couple. Let’s face it, as the in-law, you are an outsider to a family system that already has established rules […]

Take out the trash please I will in a minute.  How about now?  I will get to it later, don’t worry But we do worry with some people. Seems they procrastinate when it comes to getting things done. Or maybe […]