“We’re living in the dark ages of our lives”, I jokingly told my husband a few weeks ago. And by dark ages I just mean that we’re raising a very strong-willed 4-year-old and a very clingy 2-year-old in a new city far from our family. Don’t get me wrong, there’s so many reasons to … [Read more...] about To the Overwhelmed Parent: Your Help Comes From the Lord
Prayer in church is common. When I was on staff every Tuesday we would pass around all of the prayer requests gathered from church members on Sunday. It was our time to pray for our congregation and to specifically lift up their thankfulness for God’s work in their life, their … [Read more...] about Persistent Prayers: Are You Living a Steadfast Life of Faith?
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. I am afraid to … [Read more...] about 5 Things Your Teen May Feel, But Never Say
Does this sound familiar? STOP YELLING AT YOUR BROTHER!!!!! For me, it is these and other parenting moments that I wish I could erase. I mean, how can my children learn to stop yelling by me yelling at them, right? Children learn emotional regulation and communication … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Teaching Emotional Regulation to Children
The conflicts are becoming more intense and frequent. As the arguments occur daily, they see no hope for staying married. This is the scenario that often enters my office as a couple tries one last time to find help in their relationship. Comments like, “Our constant yelling … [Read more...] about Five Ways That Staying Married Impacts Your Kids
Self-care is not a new concept. I am aware that I need to take care of myself in order to take care of others. So, why is it that the things I need to do to accomplish this always get put on the back burner? Think about it, if you have a million things to do in a day, what … [Read more...] about We Cannot Pour from an Empty Pitcher: The Practice of Self-Care