Have you ever wondered, “What is going on in my teenager’s head?” I know I have, and while it is impossible to know everything that is going on in the brain of a teenager, I can share with you some of the common things teens share when they go to counseling. 1. I am afraid to … [Read more...] about 5 Things Your Teenager May Feel, But Never Say
Stress and anxiety
I’ve had a weird relationship with anxiety throughout my life. I come from a long family line of mental health issues on both sides of my family. Alcohol abuse ran rampant on one side, causing fatal health issues as well as relational turmoil, and on the other side of the … [Read more...] about How To Work With God Toward Mental Health
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
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 think it starts to occur around kindergarten. When mom turns off the TV for bedtime the united cry is, “it's not fair.” When our little ones come home from school and share their woes of not getting to play the position that they wanted in P.E., we hear another resounding, … [Read more...] about Life’s Not Fair