Relationship Building

Articles

Friendship
Honesty

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Deciding to be honest is only the beginning of living an honest life. c onsciously choosing to not deceive is an ...

Humor and Perversity

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Humor in our culture has taken a sarcastic, demeaning turn. Learning to communicate from our hear with wisdom is ...

Behaviors That Inhibit Clarity in Relationships

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Behaviors and thoughts that inhibit relationships

Using Mindfulness to Keep Relationships Healthy

Insights and tips are provided on how use mindfulness to be attentive to others feelings, as well as your own, in ...

Suggestions For Clarity In Relationships

Author Unknown, Edited by Brenda Spina, M.S.,LMFT, LPC

This handout provides a list of specific response one can use when behavior in relationship becomes intrusive or ...

10 Tips For Solving Problems

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Listed are ten simple yet challenging factors to remember when attempting to bring a difficult conversation to a ...

Respect in Families

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There are three foundational principles that make respect in families happen. Following these principles may be ...

Validation is Not Agreement

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

This article describes the difference between validating another person's communication and agreeing with it. Examples ...

Different Culture, Equal Honor: Viewpoints on Shame

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

Family and individual rituals can look different, but are equally valued by God. Article shows how to bring ...

Answering Jesus' Call

This article helps the reader make decisions about when it is important to act on Jesus' call and to be open to His ...

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Broadcasts

Family
Children, Teens and Media Violence, #1 of 2, #3332

This two-part program describes how television, video games, and film violence affects children and teens. Therapists ...

Healthy Detachment, #3 of 4, #3330

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This particular series of 4 programs outlines what it means for us as followers of Christ to be detached in a healthy ...

Healthy Detachment, #4 of 4, #3331

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This particular series of 4 programs outlines what it means for us as followers of Christ to be detached in a healthy ...

Healthy Detachment, #2 of 4, #3329

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

his particular series of 4 programs outlines what it means for us as followers of Christ to be detached in a healthy ...

Healthy Detachment, #1 of 4, #3328

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This particular series of 4 programs outlines what it means for us as followers of Christ to be detached in a healthy ...

Family Finances: Don't Go Solo, #4 of 4, #3327

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

Many couples experience financial stress at some point in their marriage. How they communicate that stress to one ...

Family Finances: Don't Go Solo, #3 of 4, #3326

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

Many couples experience financial stress at some point in their marriage. How they communicate that stress to one ...

Family Finances: Don't Go Solo, #2 of 4, #3325

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

Many couples experience financial stress at some point in their marriage. How they communicate that stress to one ...

Family Finances: Don't Go Solo, #1 of 4, #3324

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

Many couples experience financial stress at some point in their marriage. How they communicate that stress to one ...

What Teens Want Parents to Understand, #3 of 3, #3223

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

As teens are going through many changes, they sometimes assume that parents “don’'t get it” or “just don't ...

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