Thanksgiving: How Giving Thanks Increases Your Health
Thanksgiving is this Thursday! Are you prepared to greet extended family members, cook hours upon hours a delicious feast, and enjoy a food comatose nap by the fireplace afterward? I know I am! Yes, all the events leading up to the Thanksgiving meal can be extremely stressful, but remember stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Enjoy […]
Gratitude and Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated after a successful harvest, and this tradition has evolved over the years. Modern day Thanksgiving is a time of gathering with family and friends, and watching football. We are instructed in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 to, “Be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s […]
When Parents Fight
Most parents want the best for their children. They would never intentionally harm their children or use them for personal gain. However, unfortunately there is a common pattern in families where parents unknowingly put the children in the middle of the adult disagreement. The technical term for this is triangling. Here are some ways you […]
What Are You Thankful For?
With the holiday season vastly approaching, I have been considering and counting my many Blessings. I must admit, I find serenity in thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for. Sure we are thankful that we woke up to see another day and that we are healthy…imagine those who are struggling with […]
Can a Woman Change a Man?
Throughout history we have seen and heard of people changing the way people think, feel and act. This past weekend I saw a stage play titled, “Can a Woman Change a Man.” I hate to tell all, but Saturday was the last day to see it so I do not feel guilty about telling some […]
No Spouse is Perfect
Successful marriages are those in which spouses grow together despite their shortcomings, care for each other including flaws and differences, and nurture their respective strengths to hold on to the good and minimize the bad in their relationships. What were the good qualities that drew you to each other? What flaws in your relationship or […]
Dying to Be Thin…Is Gluten-Free All It’s Cracked Up to Be?
When we think of eating disorders, generally we think of the most common ones listed in the DSM IV: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. By definition eating disorders are a group of serious conditions in which individuals are so preoccupied with food and weight that they often lack focus on other things. They […]
Strengthening Family Relationships
Some spouses feel like they have nothing in common besides the kids and the problems. Some parents feel like they don’t know their own child anymore, now that she’s a teenager. Some families seem to be going in all directions, except together. Fortunately, even the most distant and uncomfortable family relationships can be strengthened. Many […]