Relationship Building

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Marriage
Something So Simple...Yet Challenging

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

An essential ingredient for a healthy marriage is being willing to work at it and to refuse to allow bitterness to...

Look Beyond

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There is tremendous value in looking beyond what people say and do to the possible condition of their heart. Despite...

Family
Conflict and the Call to Bless

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The desire for revenge is within each one of us in the face of hurtful or offensive behavior. It is our way of...

Character, Grace and Relationships

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Paul's honesty about his core nature and the working of G od's grace gives each of us hope in our ability to love...

Clarity of Thought in Relationships

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There are various fears and concerns that feed behaviors not helpful in our relationships with one another. Specific...

Growing Up in Christ

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Maturity takes time to develop in all of us. Obvious, I know, however we can identify particular attitudes and...

Balancing Power and Position

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Using the life of Hagar as an example, we can discover how easily the balance of power and position in relationships...

The Look of God

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The power of a look. When someone looks at another's face they see the inner thoughts or feelings of that person...

The Walk of Intimacy

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

We need intimacy. Defining what intimacy is and allowing God to increase our ability to give and receive intimacy...

Sabotaging Love

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Many experiences of being shamed for one's thoughts and feelings create the idea that one can search for but never...

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