Challenging Events


Family and Self Care After Divorce

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

A look at the effects of divorce on adults and children and how to cope. This includes five very straightforward...

Making Your Way Through Transition

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article describes the challenges we face when going through difficult life changes. It also gives a way of...

Blended Families and Teens

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

Blended families can be challenging for everyone, especially a teenager. Article describes these challenges and...

Rebuilding After the Storm

August 18, 2005. A record breaking day in the history of Wisconsin with 27 confirmed tornadoes in one twenty-four...

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Marriage skills must be worked at. The skills needed to succeed at marriage are often not learned by watching close...

Controlling the Chaos

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

For stepfamilies, the stress of the holiday season can be compounded. With patience and grace, the holiday season...

Marriage at the Foot of the Cross

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Marriage is hard work. We need to keep in mind that the ground is level at the foot of the cross; none of us are...

Is Forgiveness Therapy for You?

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

We all have ideas of what forgiveness is and what it isn’t. The most common of these in American society is the...

The Healing Cycle and The Wounding Cycle

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC, Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW, Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T, Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

The wounding process in relationships can be cyclical. If repeated enough times, our responses become second nature...

A Rock Through the Front Window

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Have you ever felt as if someone threw a rock through the front window of your life? The Lord promises to bind up...