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Reflecting on Family Time and Christmas

During the Holidays, many of us reflect on spending time with family.  Ideally we hope for meaningful family experiences of love, belonging and celebration. These images are portrayed in popular art such as this classic Norman Rockwell's portrait. Originally appearing in the Saturday Evening Post, Rockwell portrays a joyous family homecoming at Christmas. We love [...]

2020-02-28T23:57:39-05:00December 19th, 2017|

On Being Thankful

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving, let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! Psalm 95:2 Times of prayer and thanking God for the harvest date back to the Protestant Reformation and continued as Pilgrims and Puritans settled in America.  Charlie Brown was always concerned with the commercialization of [...]

2017-11-19T03:07:29-05:00November 19th, 2017|

Do I Have A Chemical Imbalance?

Some years ago, I saw a new commercial (watch video here), featuring a sad white bubble, narrated with a subtle phrase, “your depression may be due to a chemical imbalance.”  I turned to my 4-year old son and asked, “who’s that (motioning to the friendly looking character)?”  He seemed to already accept the fact [...]

2020-02-28T23:56:10-05:00October 7th, 2017|

Are Emotional Problems Genetic?

Recently, a documentary series, "Through the Wormhole," asked the question, can poverty be due to a person's genetics? The host of the show, Morgan Freeman, explores the cultural belief that biology determines a person’s behavior, therefore, creating people who become wealthy and those who become poor.  Can we blame poverty on genetics? To hear all aspects [...]

2017-09-23T13:56:59-04:00September 23rd, 2017|

Severe Stress and Trauma

Unresolved Trauma: Some events in life cause pain that goes deep and lasts a long time.  These are classified as emotional "traumas." Severe trauma related symptoms can reach the level of disorder, which is referred to as Post Traumatic Stress. Most people are naturally resistant to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, you are more [...]

2017-08-04T21:20:42-04:00August 4th, 2017|

How Do You Cope With Stress?

 Take The Following Quiz:   Take a few minutes to identify the most important problem you have faced during the last year. Then, using the scale below, indicate how often you used each of the following strategies to deal with it.   3 = Fairly Often         2 = Occasionally         1 [...]

2017-07-22T13:56:25-04:00July 22nd, 2017|

Are You Feeling Stressed Out?

Take the following quiz to determine your stress level. Check out your quiz results. Let’s see how you measured up on your stress assessment! Here are the average scores according to age, gender and marital status.  Higher than average scores indicate problematic stress reactions:   AGE   GENDER               [...]

2017-07-08T14:26:20-04:00July 8th, 2017|

What’s Your Parenting Style?

Want to learn more about your parenting style and effective parenting techniques?   Improved parenting can transform a child's life, or be the turning point in many chronic family problems.  This month we will be focusing on the importance of the parent child relationship. Christian Counseling Associates offers Christian Active Parenting to help families.  This famous 6-session [...]

2017-05-13T19:08:24-04:00May 13th, 2017|

The Perception of Permanency in Marriage

Is your marriage built to last? Just take a moment and ask an honest question:  Is your marriage built to last? When you reflect on your life together with your spouse, do you believe that your commitment is for a lifetime? Among many problems that couples experience, faulty core beliefs about one another are often [...]

2017-05-12T13:43:50-04:00May 12th, 2017|

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