I have a natural tendency to look toward the future. What is the next step or what is the next thing that is going to happen in my life? With the end of the year approaching, I am already looking ahead to the next year. Planning the next vacation. Brainstorming about the spring … [Read more...] about Remembering and Reflecting
The Advice We Don’t Think We Need Before Marriage A number of years ago, my wife and I were leading a “Pre-Marital” class in which we were providing great information about the joys and challenges that many young couples face during their first months and years of … [Read more...] about This is Not What I Thought Marriage Would Be!
But Words Can Never Hurt Me…? Our church has been going through a sermon series about wisdom and the different areas in our life where we need wisdom in order to navigate. Our community groups/ small groups have been doing bible studies based on the sermon series and our … [Read more...] about Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…
Have you ever been really angry or upset with someone and wrote pages in a letter that you never sent? Did you still feel better afterwards, even though the person never saw your words? As a matter of fact, days later were you actually glad you never sent it. Hurt and anger … [Read more...] about An Effective Way To Process Your Emotions
Typically, people come to therapy because of emotional pain — either theirs or those in their inner circle. Sometimes because of trauma, people are so shut down and so far-removed from their emotions that it is difficult for them to even describe what they are feeling. What do … [Read more...] about Understanding Our Emotions
Transition seasons are both uncomfortable and unavoidable. Some of you may be transitioning from college to adulthood to declaring “single” to “married” on your pesky tax forms to moving from married couple to parenting couple. Before I graduated college, I was at a loss for … [Read more...] about Arid Transition Seasons