Home for the Holidays 2.0

The Holidays are a critical time for families. It is traditional for Christian Counseling Associates to be available for those who struggle with challenges during Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the next 7 weeks we will be talking about achieving victory as a family. As we move toward this holiday season, we [...]

2020-11-16T12:45:50+00:00November 16th, 2020|

Acceptance Versus Avoidance – Part 2

Psychological Flexibility As discussed in last week's article (click here to read full article), Psychological Flexibility can be seen as a continuum of being emotionally flexible and healthy to being emotionally inflexible and unhealthy. The process of developing Psychological Flexibility follows core aspects of how we deal with or interact with life challenges. [...]

2019-07-16T11:20:35+00:00July 15th, 2019|

Acceptance Versus Avoidance – Part 1

Psychological Flexibility Psychological flexibility can be seen as a continuum of being emotionally flexible and healthy to being emotionally inflexible and unhealthy. The process of developing Psychological Flexibility follows core aspects of how we deal with or interact with life challenges. This first core aspect that we will explore is our ability to [...]

2019-07-15T14:08:23+00:00July 2nd, 2019|

Invest in your most important relationship!

What is the condition of your marriage? What are the most important challenges you presently face with your spouse? Identify the most significant ongoing struggles that limit your connection. What investment do you need to make for this relationship in 2018? Are you willing to make sacrifices to overcome the challenges in your relationship? Consider [...]

2018-02-08T21:15:50+00:00February 3rd, 2018|

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+00:00May 12th, 2017|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Marriage Moment-Appreciate Your Spouse

Appreciate Use your extra marriage moment to appreciate your spouse this week! Popular culture often teaches us that love is a feeling. In romantic movies a loving relationship is cast as a state of being, in which you are either "in" or "out" of love. God directs us to focus our attention on appreciation in [...]

2014-10-08T13:11:07+00:00October 8th, 2014|

Marriage Moment–Faithfulness

The census bureau announced recently that our national marriage rate has hit a "93 year low."  As a county, we are marrying less, and waiting longer to seek faithfulness in a marital commitment.  At Christian Counseling Associates, we acknowledge that marriage is a gift that transforms us into the men and women that God created [...]

2014-10-01T13:01:15+00:00October 1st, 2014|

From This Day Forward

Christian Counseling Associates is excited to present: "From This Day Forward 2015 -  Marriage Renewal Weekend" To find out what it's all about, please view the video above. This weekend is scheduled for Feb. 27 thru March 1st at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh PA. Sign up now and take advantage of Super Early [...]

2014-09-20T12:34:33+00:00September 20th, 2014|

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