Teens can be tough to talk to. Especially a teen who needs therapy. Maybe they’re too depressed or angry to say much. Perhaps your relationship is fragile and you don’t know what to say. Or maybe you broached the topic already. How did that go?...
“No man is an island” the saying goes. Well, no woman is either! That’s not to say that women are weak. Quite to the contrary. We’re strong, tough, and robust. We bear up under the pangs of childbirth—often multiple times. And...
One of our greatest human needs is to be loved. In fact, we thrive on feeling loved.Why is that? It’s because it assures us that we have value! At times, though, other humans—parents, spouses, children, extended family, or friends—may fail to...
“I’ll be happy when I get my own place.”“I’ll be happy when I land a good job.” “I’ll be happy when I can start my own family.” In a way, you may believe those kinds of thoughts are positive. After all,...
Good planning and hard work usually lead to success. That is even more true when preparing your teen to become independent and capable of living on their own. But it’s by no means easy. In this post, I explore 7...
Have you ever contemplated the appeal of online life? What is it that makes it so enticing for you? Is it the fact that you have everything at your fingertips? The flexibility of being able to go online even in the...
How can I love God with my whole heart but still feel depressed? All of us feel down or blue at times. Usually with time, this sadness passes. Even when it lasts longer, you often can draw strength from...
Life transitions come in all shapes and sizes. Some of these major life changes are not surprises and may even be planned well in advance. These types of changes may include: Moving/Relocating Getting married/Moving in with a partner Having...
Does it really matter who makes the most money, has the biggest house, or throws the more extravagant parties?Does it matter who has the most friends, looks the sexiest in scantily-clad pictures, is the skinniest, or has the best...
Many young adults struggle to overcome overwhelm they feel as they experience the momentous transition into adulthood. They try their best, juggling work, school, personal life, and finances, but often feel overwhelmed by their countless responsibilities. Is this the case...