Does God give us more than we can bear? – part 2

(Here is the first part of this article) One thing that the phrase “God doesn’t give us more than we can bear” can create is a sense that we should be able to “face this on our own.” As in, not burden other people with our stuff.   Well, this would certainly not be a…

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Does God give us more than we can bear?

“God will never give you more than you can bear.” This is a common phrase that people tell one another in the name of Jesus (or maybe just in the name of any God). I know that there have been many who have received comfort with this thought… and others who have experienced guilt from…

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Inside the world of a gamer

The glazed over eyes. The intense leaned forward shoulders. The talking in what sounds like a completely foreign language. Any parent or loved one of a gamer knows the look whenever the video games are on. And it is easy to have concern, especially when video games begin to interfere with the rest of life…

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Is your marriage more transactional or relational?

Here is a an article written by our lead-therapist Millie Tanner: The term transactional relationship is often used in business.  In a Forbes Magazine article entitled “The New Relationship Marketing” Dan Schawbel writes this: “Traditional Marketing is transactional with the focus on making the sale, often a one-time sale.  Relationship marketing is focused on building…

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Our staff

Our Counseling Team Chris Legg, LPC  I am the owner/operator and the lead therapist at Alethia.  I have been counseling since 1996.  I love to come alongside to challenge and encourage people to live in freedom!   I started counseling in Tyler in 2001, and have continued to have a passion for this community.  Coming to counseling…

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Dealing with depression during the holidays

According to the American Psychiatric Association, holiday depression is recognizable when the following are true most of the time… seriously, read this: Feeling depressed (e.g. sad, empty)…  Diminished interest or pleasure in most activities A significant change of weight in a short time (gained or lost) Change in sleep (too much or too little)…  Change…

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Only you can prevent narcissism

Narcissism explained Sometimes, I teach on and counsel regarding the personality disorder known as “Narcissism.” I get asked about it a bit and used to pretty regularly teach other therapists about it. In an effort to get some thoughts on paper and help anyone who might be orbiting themselves or another, I figured to put…

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