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8 February 2014
Category:
Spiritual Growth
Comments: 2

Being Thankful During the Bad Times!!!

                                                          This past week Murphy’s Law has been in full effect for me and my family. It seemed as if,  before one calamity could end another started.  I started the week with a 102 degree fever and was diagnosed with bronchitis. Even with medication, healing was extremely slow go for me (Friday through Monday […]


7 February 2014
Category:
Counseling
Comments: 0

Taking Control of Anxiety Before It Takes Control of You

Everyone experiences anxiety. It happens before job interviews, meeting the parents, public speaking, deadlines, all the time. Sometimes those anxieties can get out of hand; they prevent us from taking care of the things we need to get done. They overpower our thoughts by building on top of one another, weighing down on our subconscious. Despite […]


6 February 2014
Category:
Family
Comments: 2

Don’t Forget About the Family!

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the cares of the world that we forget about the things that really matter.  One main thing that we should always stay up on is “the family.” I am a firm believer in the institution of family.  Outside of our faith in God, family should be our […]


5 February 2014
Category:
Attachment
Marriage
Comments: Comments Off on Gottman’s Sound Relationship House Part 2

Gottman’s Sound Relationship House Part 2

This is the second part in a series on John Gottman’s famous Sound Relationship House. You can find the first installment Gottman’s Sound Relationship House Part 1. The second level of the Sound Relationship House is called Share Fondness and Admiration. Gottman says it is the antidote to contempt, which is the most damaging emotion […]


3 February 2014
Category:
Dating
Teens
Comments: 1

Abuse Is Not Love

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month. According to loveisrespect.org 1 in 3 teens has experienced physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. If you are a parent of a teen or you’re a teenager yourself follow my blog posts this month as I share important information about dating violence. […]


31 January 2014
Comments: 1

God, Family THEN Church?

Can we talk about church?  Do we have to be there all the time?  When I was a child I can remember going to church quite often.  My parents practically lived at the church.  Every Sunday it was church. Two or three times a week it was church.  I felt like I never had any […]


30 January 2014
Comments: 3

Top 5 Questions to Ask BEFORE You Say I Do

After what was hopefully at least a 2-year courtship, you now find yourself engaged. You’re excited and nervous as the big day approaches. You think you’ve got all the important questions asked and answered. Are the guests seated properly? Did we give the florist a deposit? Are all the relatives travel and lodging arrangements finalized? Has everything […]


29 January 2014
Category:
Self Improvement
Comments: 1

How well do you know yourself?

I recently read an article on PsychCentral titled ‘5 Ways to Get to Know Yourself Better,’ by Margarita Tartakovsky. After reading the title, I thought that the article would list simple rituals and activities people can practice to stay mentally and physically healthy and happy, such as exercising everyday or meditating. However, the article is about journaling […]

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