About Alethia

The Greek word for “counselor” is “Paraklete.” Think “two pairs of shoes.”It literally refers to a person who comes to walk alongside. Too many people attempt to journey down all the paths alone. There are times, and paths, when we need someone alongside to encourage, support, and help us. Our symbol at Alethia is the…

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13 reasons for parents to watch “13 Reasons Why”

13 Reasons Why Parents Should Watch “13 Reasons Why” It is likely that if you’re the parent of a teenager you’ve heard something about the new series called “13 Reasons Why,” or at least seen it on your “Recently Watched” or “Suggested for You” list on your Netflix account. The story tells about the thirteen…

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What is mental illness?

Better understanding mental illness Let me teach for one second on the word “merely.” As I have understood it, the word “mere” was originally an alcohol term. (My friend, fellow warrior and student minister Paul McKenzie would appreciate this.) It referenced a completely unmixed drink. No water. No ice. No olives. Nothing but the alcohol…

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Guiding your child through a temper tantrum

We have all been there before. You’re sitting at the grocery store, and your child sees something they want. Before you even have a second to distract them, your little one is in an all-out explosion of anger. Your child melts down, causing a roller coaster of emotion for your child with you being dragged along…

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How much time should a husband and wife spend together?

  How much time does a married couple need together? I was recently asked to comment on the question of how much time a husband and wife should spend together… and most often this actually takes the form of “how much time is it reasonable to for me to ask my spouse to spend with…

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Video games – how long is okay for my child to play?

How much time is too much for video games? This question comes in many forms: “How much time is okay for kids to play video games?”, or “Is it okay for my child to even play video games?”, or even “Help! My child is addicted to video games!”. While the answer will vary a bit…

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How to parent an anxious child

  How should I help my child overcome their anxiety? Does my child need to be parented any differently? When my child feels anxious do I push them or let them avoid the situations that make them anxious? Should I be quicker or slower to let my child experience disappointment? How am I even supposed to figure all of this…

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Navigating Fatherhood – new workshop for fathers

New workshop by Chris Legg and Zach Herrin Mother’s Day is coming up, an ultimate day of testing for a father. What type of gift will mean the most to my wife this holiday? How do I give her compliments that will mean something to her? How do I parent my children so that know how…

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A new treasure principle

  “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” (Jesus the Christ, Matt 13:44, NASU)   Years ago, I saw an edition of the Antiques Road Show…

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