Relationship Building

Articles

Friendship
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. ...

The We/They Mentality

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This mentality can be destructive. Although perhaps temporarily necessary in something like sports, the we/then ...

Games People Play to Avoid Taking Responsibility

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

People, because they fear losing love or arousing anger often learn to get their needs met by indirect means. Games ...

Guess What?

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There are specific dynamics that hinder communication. One is to withhold out of fear of another’s anger or ...

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 and ...

EQ: What Emotional Intelligence Is and How to Develop It

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

Emotional intelligence is integral to mental and relational health. Understanding emotions, their impact on ...

Knowing IF and WHEN to Have Difficult Conversations

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

Difficult conversations can easily go awry. Learn some strategies to determine IF and WHEN to have a difficult ...

Stretched

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Long-term friendships as well as marriages experience seasons in which each person is challenged to move out of their ...

Our True Inheritance

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Nothing reveals more about individuals that seeing how they respond to receiving an inheritance. Many reading this ...

The Stories We Tell

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

Children are wonderfully creative at thinking up stories, in which they are heroic and triumphant. However, when ...

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Broadcasts

Family
Working with Your Child's Temperament, #5 of 5, #3292

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

Each child is wired to respond and interact with their environment in a unique way. In this five part series Christine ...

Working with Your Child's Temperament, #4 of 5, #3291

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

Each child is wired to respond and interact with their environment in a unique way. In this five part series Christine ...

Working with Your Child's Temperament, #3 of 5, #3290

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

Each child is wired to respond and interact with their environment in a unique way. In this five part series Christine ...

Working with Your Child's Temperament,, #2 of 5, #3289

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

Each child is wired to respond and interact with their environment in a unique way. In this five part series Christine ...

Working with Your Child's Temperament, #1 of 5, #3288

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

Each child is wired to respond and interact with their environment in a unique way. In this five part series Christine ...

Women and Money, #2 of 2, #3283

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

More and more women are coming into their own sense of money, what it means to them and how to manage their funds. ...

Women and Money, #1 of 2, #3282

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

More and more women are coming into their own sense of money, what it means to them and how to manage their funds. ...

When Parents Fight, #1 of 2, #3275

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

The parents are the executives of the family and from their marital relationship all the other relationships in the ...

When Parents Fight, #2 of 2, 3276

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

The parents are the executives of the family and from their marital relationship all the other relationships in the ...

Realistic Expectations For Step-Families #3 of 3, #3204

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

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

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Wisdom