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Show me a teen that isn’t on a device and well…is there such a thing? Most teens are on their devices more than they talk to live people. Is this simply annoying behavior to those of us trying to get their attention, […]

Here is a scary story about gaming. A 23-year-old male was engaged for 23 hours straight playing “League of Legends” in a Taiwan Internet cafe in 2012 He had a heart attack and died while playing. Apparently he had a […]

This Father’s Day, I am visiting my 97-year-old dad. He is hard of hearing, in a wheelchair but still clear in his mind. We are blessed! Despite the setbacks of aging, his mood is remarkably upbeat. He rarely complains and knows […]

Kirstin was being pressed to say, ‘Yes” to a dating proposal. She didn’t know why she struggled to make this basic commitment to date a really nice man in her singles class at church. She wants to eventually get married and […]

Mother’s Day has been with us since 1914! But I had no idea the holiday was so controversial in its history. It actually had roots as a  Christian festival  known as Mothering Sunday. It fell on the 4th Sunday in lent and was […]

There are times in our lives when we are more prone to anxiety and depression. For women, one of those times can be after the birth of a child and the early years of parenting. Life changes is such substantial […]

“I hate my body.” “My thighs are too big; my hair is too thin and I don’t like what I see in the mirror.”   Do you ever think or say that? Do you obsess over your appearance? Those imperfections […]

“It was my friend’s choice to have an addiction problem. No one forced him to put those pills in his mouth. He is an addict because he chose to use drugs. Don’t tell me this is a disease. He started. He […]

When people deal with loss, I am often asked, what is the difference between sorrow and clinical depression?  The difference matters because it has implications for our emotional, spiritual and physical health.  Nearly 2.5 million Americans die each year. Many people are […]

Parents, stay up to date. There is a new device called the Juul that doesn’t look like an e-cigarette but is. It is a vaping device. You might see it and not know that it is not a USB drive […]