Don’t Get Swayed this Christmas by Challenging Emotions

Don’t Get Swayed this Christmas by Challenging Emotions A lot of mixed emotions are triggered during the Christmas season. During the current pandemic, celebrations may trigger a lot of anxiety. However, the challenge of the holiday is to overcome any distracting emotions, memories, or dysfunctional habits and stay focused [...]

2021-08-18T14:43:57-04:00December 7th, 2020|

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 [...]

2018-05-01T10:58:19-04:00March 12th, 2018|

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|

Managing 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 some, worrying is a habit that has developed slowly over time. For others, anxiety has definable roots in childhood. When does anxiety become a problem? Dysfunctional patterns of worry and anxiety can last quite [...]

2016-08-27T14:44:09-04:00August 27th, 2016|

Reducing Anxiety – Learning to Let Go

"Alarm clock screaming, Bare feet hit the floor, It's off to the races, Everybody out the door. I'm feeling like I'm falling behind, It's a crazy life." Lyrics from "Breathe" by Jonny Diaz Many who struggle with anxiety are unaware, or tend to minimize how lifestyle contributes to emotional problems. Anxiety and excessive worry can [...]

2016-08-12T19:43:47-04:00August 12th, 2016|

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 [...]

2015-09-12T14:12:02-04:00September 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” [...]

2015-09-05T13:52:13-04:00September 5th, 2015|

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