Let’s face it, the world is a different place than it was 20 years ago. While as parents we experienced many of the same struggles as our teenagers today, new challenges have arisen with the dawn of the “digital age”. Please understand that I am not “anti” social media, or any … [Read more...] about Establishing Social Media Guidelines for Teens
I have always been a big believer in seasons of life. I love the verses from Ecclesiastes 3:1-17...there is a season for everything under the sun. I heard a sermon once that explained that these different seasons described in Ecclesiastes are not “either/or”, but more like … [Read more...] about What to Do with Your Stress When Seasons Collide
“Going home” for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays? When we were kids, we waited for what seemed to be an eternity until this time of year rolled around. We would count down the days with paper rings, or we would open a “window” on a Christmas holiday Advent calendar … [Read more...] about Family Drama: Six Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Your Parents
You thought you weren't going to make it when your babies were newborns and you were sure that you would drop them on their heads or forget to feed them or hug them to death or flat out want to kill yourself if you couldn't get them to quit crying and go to sleep. You thought … [Read more...] about Where is the How-To Guide for Parenting Adult Children?
Becoming a counselor would not have been possible for me without first becoming a Christian. Everything in my environment growing up taught me to be independent. Our family was short on morals and money. To afford to hang out with my friends, I had to work a lot. My uncle locked … [Read more...] about A Before & After: How to Shift from Independence to Dependence
Crossroads Counselor Christina Westbrook uses a therapy called EMDR when she works with clients, which helps people heal from emotional distress due to disturbing life experiences. We often assume that particularly severe emotional pain must require a long time to heal. EMDR … [Read more...] about EMDR Offers Hope for Victims of Trauma