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Grief and Loss
When A Father Dies - Preparing For The Holidays

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The death of a family member creates a kind of stress that one does not understand until they experience the loss...

Let There Be Peace in the Home: Helping Children Manage Stress During the Holiday Season

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

Children are just as vulnerable to experiencing holiday stress as adults. This article gives parents nine practical...

Christmas Shocking

Christmas this year may not happen as you picture it. When things do not go as planned, you may experience Christmas...

Entitlement, Money and Families

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

This article describes what entitlement means and how families send messages to their children about money and...

DRUNK WITH HOPE: God's Help for Addiction and Emotional Wounds

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

Emotional wounds can negatively influence relationships which can lead to addictive behaviors. Article explores how...

Rebuilding After the Storm

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

Cadence 91: Prayer for Military Families

Sarah L. Pollock (daughter of Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMF

Cadence 91 is a poetic prayer in honor of all military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Based on Psalm 91, this...

My First Christmas Alone

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Holidays are unique in that they tend to awaken emotions many would rather avoid. Facing your first holidays...

Coming Home

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Home is a powerful word. This article speaks to the yearning for home whether one is physically home or not. Where...

Suicide Prevention: Making the Connection

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

Suicide is a very complex subject and is usually not about death at all but rather about wanting to stop the pain...

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