Relationship Building

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Marriage
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...

Twelve Years, Ten Lessons

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

An article of tribute and thanksgiving. As Mary Lambrecht follows God's call to Texas, she shares ten basic lessons...

Don’t Argue With a Woman as You Would With a Man

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...

Controlling the Chaos

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...

Please Hear What I am Saying

Don't be fooled by me. Don't be fooled by the face I wear for I wear a mask, a thousand masks, masks that...

Marriage at the Foot of the Cross

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

Marriage is hard work. We need to keep in mind that the ground is level at the foot of the cross; none of us are...

It's Just a TV Show...Right?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Keep your marriage fresh and alive. How? Turn off the TV. Programs that show unrealistic, unstable ups and downs...

When We Apologize

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Apologies are so easily thrown out that it becomes difficult to known when they are genuine. Brenda defines a few...

Affairs Don't Solve the Problem

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

If you are having an affair and want your marriage, you will need to end your affair. People often look outside the...

Beyond Roommates

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

“It is like we are roommates. We don’t fight, we get along, but something is still missing from our marriage.” I...

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Broadcasts

Couples
Loosening the Noose: False Assumptions, #1 of 6, #3362

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Loosening the Noose: False Assumptions is a series of six programs based on the writings of Brenda Spina. Focusing...

Loosening the Noose: Double Messages in Communication, #4 of 4, #3371

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Loosening the Noose: Double Messages in Communication is a series of four programs based on the writings of Brenda...

Loosening the Noose: Double Messages in Communication, #3 of 4, #3370

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Loosening the Noose: Double Messages in Communication is a series of four programs based on the writings of Brenda...

Loosening the Noose: Double Messages in Communication, #2 of 4, #3369

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Loosening the Noose: Double Messages in Communication is a series of four programs based on the writings of Brenda...

Loosening the Noose: Double Messages in Communication, #1 of 4, #3368

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Loosening the Noose: Double Messages in Communication is a series of four programs based on the writings of Brenda...

Loosening the Noose: False Assumptions, #6 of 6, #3367

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Loosening the Noose - False Assumptions is a series of six programs based on the writings of Brenda Spina. Focusing...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, #5 of 5, #3343

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Various authors have discussed and creatively labeled the roles each individual may play in the overall functioning...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, #4 of 5, #3342

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Various authors have discussed and creatively labeled the roles each individual may play in the overall functioning...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, #3 of 5, #3341

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Various authors have discussed and creatively labeled the roles each individual may play in the overall functioning...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, #2 of 5, #3340

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Various authors have discussed and creatively labeled the roles each individual may play in the overall functioning...

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