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Episode 54 // How to enjoy a family gathering without all the family drama, anger issues, and conflict.

What are we talking about today? There is something about the holidays that can bring up old baggage, hard emotions… all the family holiday drama.  As you approach the holidays, or any other big family gathering, are you starting to feel stressed or worried about what’s going to come out? As a family counselor, I …

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Episode 53 // How the Gospel changes us, shapes our family life, and brings us peace and happiness.

Find spiritual growth as you live out the gospel of Jesus

What are we talking about today? The truth of the gospel changes our lives. But how?  If we want spiritual growth that gives us the peace and joy Jesus promises, we must understand the fullness of the gospel.  Today, we’re looking at the book of Colossians to better understand… what is the gospel? How is …

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Episode 52 // Enjoy a meaningful, low-stress holiday season by giving your family these 3 gifts… and none of it is “stuff.”

What are we talking about today? I love the holiday season. Many of us do! The problem is, they sometimes get so busy, so filled with stress, so focused on the gifts and the stuff and the family obligations… we don’t get to really enjoy our people during this important time of year.  No more. …

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Episode 51 // Do you have an attitude of GRATITUDE? Let’s look at 6 practical benefits of gratitude, plus 3 action steps to help you be a more thankful person.

What are we talking about today? Do you have a heart of grumbling or a heart of gratitude? (Does that question make you cringe just a bit?) I don’t care if you are a pessimist or an optimist. Christians are called to be thankful people. And you know what? In God’s goodness, we experience so …

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Episode 50 // Marriage & Motherhood… why it’s so hard, why it matters so much, and my #1 tip for doing it all well.

What are we talking about today? Has your marriage ever been a struggle? What about your motherhood These two incredibly important relationships are sometimes much harder than we expect! We often feel alone in that struggle, but my friend, you are not alone. Today we’re being real and vulnerable together to talk about the hard parts …

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Episode 49 // Just say no! Some practical ways to set healthy boundaries, say NO when you need to, and stop being a people pleaser.

What are we talking about today? Boundaries can be so difficult. But if we want great relationships, we need healthy boundaries! Not to mention, the huge impact they have on our mental health and emotional wellness.  Yes, even as Christians… we need to feel confident in when to say no and how to say it! …

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Episode 48 // Want more quality time with your kids? Here are my 5 secret weapons to finding those great bonding moments.

What are we talking about today? You want to have great relationship with your kids. Of course you do! But does it sometimes feel like it’s a shot in the dark to enjoy real, deep quality time with your kids? We sometimes try so hard to make it happen, and it’s really frustrating when that …

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Episode 47 // 7 powerful Bible passages to help you manage impatience, anger, and emotional control

What are we talking about today? The key to happiness in life often comes down to how we handle our emotions. They are powerful! And typically, the hard emotions linger much longer than the fun emotions.  How well do you handle your impatience, anger, and frustration? Does it line up with God’s Word? Because God is …

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Episode 46 // 12 tips to spice up your marriage… building intimacy OUTSIDE of the bedroom.

What are we talking about today? Intimacy is about so much more than what happens in the bedroom. I’ve been a marriage counselor for over 10 years now, and have seen the power of emotional, mental, and spiritual intimacy… in addition to, of course, physical intimacy! So let’s spice things up in our marriage today, …

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Episode 45 // My daily habits that keep me spiritually healthy and help me raise my kids in the Lord (without extra work)

What are we talking about today? How do I stay connected to Jesus when life is crazy busy? This is one of the most common questions that I hear from Christian moms. And I get it! It’s hard to fit everything in and feel like we’re doing it well.  That’s why today, I want to …

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