I’m sure, if asked, we parents would agree that we want our children to grow up with a healthy sense of self-confidence and self-worth. Evidence on the adverse effects of negative self-talk and negative self-image are well documented as predecessors to depression, anxiety, and … [Read more...] about Cultivating Your Child’s Inner Voice: Part 1
I wish I could write about the solution to the hectic insanity of the holiday season. But even if I did, no one would listen. It started to long ago for each of us. A small child watches Christmas shows learning about Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, and the promise of presents. … [Read more...] about Will This Christmas Be Different?
“I’m going to see my counselor,” is not a sentence we often hear people speak. We usually want to keep that part of our lives private. No one needs to know our business. No one needs to know that I am imperfect. No one needs to think that I don’t have it all together. There’s … [Read more...] about Book Your Counseling Appointment Before the Breaking Point
He is the silent, but not forgotten, character in the true Christmas story. Not one word of his is recorded in Scripture. Not one word. We know little of his life outside of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. His presence does not result in awe and fear … [Read more...] about Six Lessons on Manhood from the Silent Voice of Christmas
I am sitting in a house where six young women are starting their adult life together. They rented a big house...5 bedrooms, a wrap-around porch and a big backyard. They each have boxes and boxes of stuff. And there is still more stuff that they need that hadn't been … [Read more...] about Teach Your Kids What Took You 50 Years to Learn
One of the Worst Birthdays of My Life My wife and I had planned this weekend for several months. We were spending two nights at a hotel/spa out of town. Everything seemed perfect. We were away from the busyness of life and had anticipated a relaxing time of simply being in … [Read more...] about When Striving for “Truth” in Marriage Doesn’t Work (and What to Do About It!)