Addiction

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The Process of Individual Growth

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The metaphor of how plants grow provides for us a picture for our own individual process. Growing in understanding of ...

Removing the Burden

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The habit of pushing oneself through for the sake of performance or accomplishment is a trap. Involving our ...

Worshipping Comfort

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Comfort is natural and necessary in our developmental processes. The lack of comfort may set off a cycle of thinking ...

What a Lot to Possess

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Our position as a child of God is laden with numerous benefits. Our inheritance is both instant and progressive.

The Illness of Hanging On

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There are particular dynamics that keep us from moving forward in the healing process. Our insistence in hanging onto ...

The Balancing Act: Detachment

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Detachment is a concept often misunderstood. It does not mean "cut off" from those around you. Provided are ...

Rules, Rigidity and Responsibility

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This candid look at self care outlines the way rules promote rigidty of thought. When rigid in our thinking we turn ...

Addictions: Many Forms But Never Satisfying

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

Addictions cannot satisfy our needs but only serve to destroy joy and peace. God desires more for us!

Blame A Block to Healing

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Life hurts sometimes. With the hurt we can look for a person to blame. When we project blame toward others we are ...

Personal Purity

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There are benefits to personal purity beyond what we can fully take in as the world is seeming to celebrate impurity. ...

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Affected Family Members Part 5 #3415

Kathy Ann Ward, M.S., CSAC, LPC

Families that live with a loved one's addiction or mental illness suffer and experience chronic stress due to trying ...

Affected Family Members Part 4 #3414

Kathy Ann Ward, M.S., CSAC, LPC

Families that live with a loved one's addiction or mental illness suffer and experience chronic stress due to trying ...

Affected Family Members Part 3 #3413

Kathy Ann Ward, M.S., CSAC, LPC

Families that live with a loved one's addiction or mental illness suffer and experience chronic stress due to trying ...

Affected Family Members Part 2 #3412

Kathy Ann Ward, M.S., CSAC, LPC

Families that live with a loved one's addiction or mental illness suffer and experience chronic stress due to trying ...

Affected Family Members Part 1 #3411

Kathy Ann Ward, M.S., CSAC, LPC

Families that live with a loved one's addiction or mental illness suffer and experience chronic stress due to trying ...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #3 of 3, #3346

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own ...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #2 of 3, #3345

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own ...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #1 of 3, #3344

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own ...

Adult Children of Trauma #3 of 3, #3194

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

In this three part series Lynda Savage and Paul Cameron discuss the isolation, approval needs, marital challenges, and ...

Adult Children of Trauma #2 of 3, #3193

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

In this three part series, Lynda Savage and Paul Cameron discuss the isolation, approval needs, marital challenges, ...

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