Relationship Building

Articles

Singles
Family Conflict and the Holidays: God Bless Us, Every One!

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

Christmas is supposed to be a time of great joy and celebration, isn’t it? Yet, many have a relative or two in ...

The Notebook

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

This article explores a ritual families can participate in at Christmas. This ritual is one that helps members of the ...

Feeling Crazy - The Effects of Addiction on the Family

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

This article describes the serious and debilitating effects of addiction on the family. Hopes for rehabilitation are ...

What Men Wish Women Knew

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Interviewing a number of gentlemen, Brenda presents concisely and directly the thoughts and concerns these men ...

Honor Widows

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Widowhood is one of those transitions that is easily dismissed and greatly misunderstood. As someone who watched her ...

Coming Along Side the 20 Somethings

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Young adults look so adult yet, as we all know, looks can be deceiving. This special group of people need more support ...

Paying Attention

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

One of the foundational skills to the success of any relationship is our ability to listen. As simple as this may ...

Men and Women of Wisdom

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Becoming wise is not an easy journey yet a goal greatly desired by many. Based on Ephesians 4 and 5, Brenda outlines ...

Once and For All!

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Brenda takes a well used expression "…once and for all!" and normalizes the frustration we all experience ...

Weighty Matters

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The article is an excerpt from Brenda's book entitled, "Loosening the Noose." It describes one of many ...

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Broadcasts

Family
Realistic Expectations For Stepfamilies #1 of 3, #3202

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Brenda Spina and Paul Cameron discuss seven expectations that can help stepfamilies in the blending process. Each ...

Parents Modeling Faith #2 of 2, #3256

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Brenda Spina and Paul Cameron discuss the story found in II Kings 4:1-7 through the eyes of a child. Outlined are ...

Parents Modeling Faith #1 of 2, #3255

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Brenda Spina and Paul Cameron discuss the story found in II Kings 4:1-7 through the eyes of a child. Outline are ...

Reclaim the Sabbath #3246

Lynda and Whitney provide various tips to help you and your family reclaim the Sabbath. Also discussed are ways to ...

Rituals in Blended Families #2 of 2, #3058

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

These programs will explore the place that tradition and ritual plays in a blended family's life and how to better ...

Rituals in Blended Families #1 of 2, #3057

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

These programs will explore the place that tradition and ritual plays in a blended family's life and how to better ...

Three Styles of Families #3 of 3, #3056

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

This series of programs discusses the three styles of families: Parent Centered Family, Child Centered Family, and God ...

Three Styles of Families #2 of 3, #3055

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

This series of programs discusses the three styles of families: Parent Centered Family, Child Centered Family, and God ...

Three Styles of Families #1 of 3, #3054

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

This series of programs discusses the three styles of families: Parent Centered Family, Child Centered Family and God ...

Children Raising Children #3097

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Often older siblings are asked to step in and care for those younger in the family. Long-term child care by a sibling ...

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Wisdom