I can’t believe Christmas is almost here. As we look forward to ushering advent in, and 2020 out, we’re seeing signs of Christmas spring up all over town. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some peace, joy, and goodwill toward men. This year has felt anything but that. … [Read more...] about Blessed Are The Peacemakers
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on all of us regardless of where we live or who we live with. While there are some perks to living alone during this time—like not feeling the emotional burden of looking after young children or sharing tight quarters with … [Read more...] about How To Cope With The Quarantine Blues
Relationship problems are a common reason people pursue therapy. And not surprisingly, many clients have been more than a little frustrated they are the ones talking to me, when clearly their partner or family member is the one with the problem! They have nagged and scolded and … [Read more...] about Why Should I Go to Therapy When He (She) Is the Problem?!
“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
How often have you prayed “Lord, please take this away”? Your prayers more like pleads, looking to God to provide some relief that you cannot secure for yourself. There are many seasons and circumstances I can think of in my own life where I longed for the Lord to make it better, … [Read more...] about Lord, Please Take This Away
I love many things about my job; one of the biggest things I love is that I get to work with a lot of teenagers and young people. It’s a challenge sometimes because young people often hold huge feelings in small bodies that have not yet fully matured, physically, or emotionally. … [Read more...] about Connecting With Our Kids Through Empathy