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Articles

Conflict
Learning to Fight Fair

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

All of us have times when we disagree or fight and fight dirty. There are helpful guidelines to fighting fair. They ...

Saying I'm Sorry

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Saying "I'm sorry." entail more than these two words. Examples in scripture outline what feeling sorry means ...

Easter Clothes: Throwing Off Cloaks of Unforgiveness

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

Forgiveness brings emotional and spiritual healing. Using Biblical references to Palm Sunday and Easter, and a story ...

Stand Up For Yourself Without Putting Others Down

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

Two vignettes demonstrating how to stand up for yourself without putting others down

Helpful Guidelines For Resolving Conflict

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

Conflict is normal and full of potential if we manage it skillfully

How to Stop Bullying

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

Helpful suggestions and step by step plan to end bullying

Tearing Down the Wall Through Forgiveness

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

What forgiveness really is and how relationships can be restored

Clearly Wrong: Bad Behavior and What To Do About It

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

How do we reside in the place of love when we fail in our behavior with others. There are times when each of us ...

Mocking In Families

A "Dear Rosa" question and answer regarding the shamed based communication and its impact on family members.

Trauma Happens To Competent Healthy People

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Trauma causes a reaction in people. That reaction is physical because the brain is signaling the body to do ...

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Broadcasts

Anger
Controlling the Chaos - 1 of 2 #3424

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 can ...

Everyone is Welcome - 2 of 2 #3410

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

Schools are working very hard to address the growing problem of bullying through teacher trainings, student education, ...

Everyone is Welcome - 1 of 2 #3409

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

Schools are working very hard to address the growing problem of bullying through teacher trainings, student education, ...

Don't Argue with a Woman as You Would With a Man, #3 of 3, #3406

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Six things to avoid when arguing with a woman. A valuable resource in how to negotiate the maze of arguing; especially ...

Don't Argue with a Woman as You Would With a Man, #2 of 3, #3405

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Six things to avoid when arguing with a woman. A valuable resource in how to negotiate the maze of arguing; especially ...

Don't Argue with a Woman as You Would With a Man, #1 of 3, #3404

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Six things to avoid when arguing with a woman. A valuable resource in how to negotiate the maze of arguing; especially ...

Moms' To Do List, #3 of 3, #3377

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

Moms are good at taking care of their loved ones but often do not take time for themselves. In this three part series, ...

Moms' To Do List, #2 of 3, #3376

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

Moms are good at taking care of their loved ones but often do not take time for themselves. This article offers ...

Moms' To Do List, #1 of 3, #3375

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

Moms are good at taking care of their loved ones but often do not take time for themselves. This article offers ...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #4 of 4, #3350

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine ...

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