Practical Family Living News
Volume 15, Issue 2Spring 2008
Ten Ways to "Train Up A Child"
By: Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC
Parenting is hard. Raising children in today's world is a juggling act for most people when trying to do a good job of applying Godâ€™s word."Ten Waysâ€¦"gives a real map of behavior for parents to follow as they seek to be a good parent. The admonition to "raise up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it" is fleshed out in this article in practical and moment by moment ways.
Affliction and Fear
By: Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC
The healing process for each one of us requires ownership within ourselves of the behaviors and attitudes that often create our own daily battles. What has been discovered is that fear is often behind those patterns of thinking and acting. Scripture tells us that if we are afflicted we are to pray. Knowing what fears we face help us know where to begin in overcoming those core fears.
Making Your Way Through Transition
By: Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC
This article describes the challenges we face when going through difficult life changes. It also gives a way of navigating through that difficult time.
A Parent's Guide To Minimizing Sibling Rivalry
By: Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW
Although sibling rivalry exists in virtually every family, parents can be proactive in helping to minimize sibling rivalry and helping children develop positive life long relationships with their siblings.
Prayers for God's Protection
By: Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT
Fearful situations can leave us feeling vulnerable. Article outlines a specific format of prayers to use when we need God's protection.
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 everyday experiences, to help strengthen your relationship.