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Pornography and Avoidance

Pornography is sexually explicit material that dehumanizes, objectifies, and degrades men and women for the purpose of sexual arousal. Unfortunately, Internet pornography is more popular than ever (see statistics to the left). Pornography promotes escape from reality. It allows the user to participate in sexual behavior without responsibility or consequences. Many rationalize this type of avoidant [...]

2018-05-01T10:58:19+00:00March 12th, 2018|

Invest in Marriage –Donate Today!

For this week's Marriage Moment - we are asking you to invest in marriage and consider to donate financially to the "Foundation for Christian Counseling." Donate Here The Foundation seeks to help those in need when you donate by: Helping those who struggle financially to access faith based counseling resources. One fantastic resource for couples is our [...]

2015-11-03T12:10:08+00:00November 3rd, 2015|

Set the Direction for Your Marriage

Take a moment to reflect on the direction that your marriage. Thought of the week: You can't do marriage without God. Scripture tells us in Hebrews 10: 24 - 25, "And let us consider how to spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the [...]

2015-10-28T11:53:48+00:00October 28th, 2015|

Set Priorities In Marriage

Take a moment to reflect on the priority level that you give your marriage! Marriage expert, Dan Seaborn, (our speaker at From This Day Forward 2016 - for more information see below), offers an easy way to remember make marriage a priority. Consider that marriage requires four priority time zones. Just like our country has [...]

2015-10-21T11:35:24+00:00October 21st, 2015|

Anger Management: Practical Strategies

“Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger” Ephesians 4:26 The emotion of anger was designed for a purpose.  Anger can help preserve life in the face of attack, or it may alert us to stand up against injustice.  However, when anger is vented thoughtlessly, it [...]

2015-09-12T14:12:02+00:00September 12th, 2015|

Anger Management: Seek Attitude Change

Unresolved anger can “trap” us in many negative life consequences.  It can turn us into a ticking time bomb.  Anger that is explosive quickly destroys relationships.   On the other hand, holding anger inside is also counterproductive.  Suppressing anger can lead to bitterness and may even contribute to depression.  The first step to avoiding these “traps” [...]

2015-09-05T13:52:13+00:00September 5th, 2015|

When is Anger a Problem?

Anger is not always a problem.  Used wisely, it can communicate strength and competence.  However, dysfunctional patterns of anger are often at the core of out of control, damaging habits and broken relationships.  Anger can be the root of marital issues, failure to perform at work, and chronic isolation. When does anger become a “trap” and [...]

2015-08-09T09:07:09+00:00August 9th, 2015|

Addiction and The Road to Recovery

Addiction and drug dependence have a high cost.  Although debates over legalization will continue, families are clearly concerned as they witness (maybe once illegal) drugs become more available to teens. Furthermore, many community leaders may now fall silent on the harmful effects of mood altering substances, as recent opinion polls demonstrate that public opinion is [...]

2015-06-05T12:28:12+00:00June 5th, 2015|

The Cycle of Addiction

We often ask children the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” With hope we hear things like firefighter, dancer, or super hero.  We dream of growing up and doing something important and full of purpose.  I have never heard a child say, “I want to be an addict someday.” Addiction [...]

2015-05-16T13:46:25+00:00May 16th, 2015|

Don’t Panic!

Panic Disorder is reported to affect 2 to 3 percent of adults and adolescents in the United States.  Generally, this pattern can emerge by the age of 14 but most commonly starts to affect those who are between 20 – 24 years of age.  Many people who struggle with recurrent and severe panic attacks will [...]

2015-04-25T11:55:18+00:00April 25th, 2015|

Too Much Stuff?

Too much stuff can lead to hoarding.  A recent article in a popular magazine told a story of a person who decided to engage in "retail therapy." She reported that her new habit was therapeutic in the fact that she experienced sheer joy when shopping.  Eventually, this endeavor resulted in an 8 foot dining room table [...]

2015-04-11T17:38:31+00:00April 11th, 2015|

Chronic Stress and Anxiety

It is easy to fall into a habit of worry and anxiety.  Today’s fast paced, high pressure life is full of stress.  For many, worrying is a habit that started early in life.  Dysfunctional patterns of worry and anxiety can last quite some time before they become unmanageable.  According to the American Psychiatric Association, the [...]

2015-03-26T14:10:48+00:00March 26th, 2015|

Mind Matters–Intro

Thanks in advance for reading our new weekly series "Mind Matters."  If you check in with us often, you may have noticed that for the past several months we have focused exclusively on the issue of marriage.  Thank you for following the series, "Marriage Moment."  I hope you were blessed by focusing on this important [...]

2015-02-18T11:42:38+00:00February 18th, 2015|

Marriage Moment–Top-Ten

Top-Ten List Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."  (Genesis 2:18) Marriage holds times of great joy and challenge.  As time passes, it is easy to forget that marriage completes who we are. This week, remember all the [...]

2014-11-12T16:02:49+00:00November 12th, 2014|

Adolesence and Identity

Who Am I? "But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children, to those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts to do them." (Psalm 103:17 - 18) In the 1940's, psychologist Erik Erikson became well known for studying "identity" and [...]

2014-11-01T14:05:37+00:00November 1st, 2014|

Marriage Moment–Invest

A recent article at Forbes.com asked the question, "How much does the average divorce cost?"  Just calculating the average legal fees, the estimated price tag was at $15,000 to $30,000. A closer look reveals other factors that are costly.  Court costs, split assets, 401(k) loss, and other potential credit issues can raise the above estimate [...]

2014-10-29T14:02:23+00:00October 29th, 2014|

Marriage Moment-Deeper Meaning

This week, reflect on Hebrews 10: 24 - 25, "And let us consider how to spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." One of the [...]

2014-10-22T13:49:14+00:00October 22nd, 2014|

Caring for Our Children

"Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it."  (Proverbs 22:6) A recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010) estimated that by age 5, up to 14% of children are developing significant social or emotional issues. Similar reports [...]

2014-10-18T13:36:31+00:00October 18th, 2014|

Marriage Moment–Friendship

Friendship is a foundational part of a strong marriage.  Marriage expert John Gottman uses the term "love maps" to demonstrate a type of friendship that occurs in strong marriages. Simply, a love map is the part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about your partner's life.  Take a moment and consider, [...]

2014-10-15T13:29:15+00:00October 15th, 2014|

Weekend Edition

Join us for weekend edition! In these articles, find helpful information about faith and emotional health.  Discover facts about important issues affecting the health of your family and loved ones. Open and read these articles in minutes!  Make us part of your weekend routine, and enjoy our brief but informative articles that will help you [...]

2014-10-11T13:23:27+00:00October 11th, 2014|

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