How do I parent an anxious child? Full video

How do I parent a child who is anxious? Check out the full video of our second breakout session, Parenting an Anxious Child 101. For the next three days we will be posting each breakout session from our “Navigating how to parent an anxious child” workshop. Allison Cooper and Millie Tanner: Parenting an Anxious Child 101 Josh Berger:…

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The church and mental illness

Cape Coast Castle is located on the Gold Coast of West Africa in Ghana. Today it is a busy tourist attraction. Over 250 years ago it was the hub of the slave trade out of Africa. Slaves were held in dungeons before entering the “Gate of No Return” which took them to ships sailing across…

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Are you becoming emotionally numb?

When emotions turn off I wonder how many of the behaviors that we struggle with in our personal lives have roots in emotional numbing?  Eating too much?  Not eating enough? Drinking every night?  Keeping our home perfectly ordered?  Creating a schedule that allows no time for rest?  I’m sure there are others… Some of these behaviors…

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Family internet: protecting your kids without pushing them away

The online risks for your kids Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander and star of the hit show, “Duck Dynasty”, once said about parenting, “Parenting is a constant struggle between making your kids’ life better and ruining your own.” Who can’t relate to this statement in some way? One advantage is when we have examples…

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How to blend a new step family

The new family, the new normal I asked my 97 year old grandmother to describe to me what it was like during the great depression.  She was 14 years old when the infamous events of black Tuesday unfolded.  I expected to hear horrific tales of hunger and pain.  Instead she began to describe a period…

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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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