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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; especially ...

Men and Women of Wisdom

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Becoming wise is not an easy journey yet a goal greatly desired by many. Based on Ephesians 4 and 5, Brenda outlines ...

Life's Seasons

Kathy Ann Ward, MA, LPC-T, CSAC

This article recognizes the difficulties that come with life's many transitions, and offers time tested coping ...

Everyone is Welcome!

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

Schools are working very hard to address the growing problem of bullying through teacher trainings, student education, ...

Live Within Your Means

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Living within our means often is associated with our financial circumstances. In this article, Brenda outlines ideas ...

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 can ...

If We Always Encourage Kids, Aren’t We Raising Weaklings?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Describes how, when and why to encourage children. Some parents are concerned that too much self esteem can ruin a ...

The Golden Rule for Cyberspace

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

Most of our teens know how to work with technology but few realize how technology works. As parents and educators who ...

Building Confidence and Values in Children

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Parents struggle often between knowing how to build confidence in their children and at the same time guide the ...

Affected Family Members

Kathy Ann Ward, MA, LPC-T, CSAC

Families affected by a loved one’s chronic mental illness or addiction endure a unique type of stress. This article ...

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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 of ...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, #1 of 5, #3339

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

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

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #5 of 5, #3338

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

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this ...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #4 of 5, #3337

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

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this ...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #3 of 5, #3336

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

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this ...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #2 of 5, #3335

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

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this ...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #1 of 5, #3334

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

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this ...

Children, Teens and Media Violence, #2 of 2, #3333

This two-part program describes how television, video games, and film violence affects children and teens. Therapists ...

Children, Teens and Media Violence, #1 of 2, #3332

This two-part program describes how television, video games, and film violence affects children and teens. Therapists ...

Healthy Detachment, #3 of 4, #3330

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This particular series of 4 programs outlines what it means for us as followers of Christ to be detached in a healthy ...

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