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

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

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

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

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

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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The key to happiness, intimacy, and healthy relationships: Loving your actual life and your actual people // Episode 44

What are we talking about today? We all want to be happy. Or even, as the Apostle Paul say, content. But how do we get there?  Today’s episode is an encouragement for us all in how to be happy in our life today, our relationships today – even when things aren’t going the way we

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Stop fighting! My 10-step checklist for conflict resolution in your marriage and beyond // Episode 43

What are we talking about today? Do you enjoy conflict with your loved ones? Of course not! Conflict is no fun… but it is inevitable. And there are solutions.  As a therapist (not to mention a mom and a wife!) I am all too familiar with the pain of dealing with conflict. We all go

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It’s hard to make friends as an adult. Try these 8 tips to grow new, deep Christian friendships. // Episode 42

What are we talking about today? My friend, we are talking about… friendship.  We all want good friends. In fact, I would argue that we NEED deep, healthy friendships to enjoy life to the fullest. But sometimes it seems like it’s harder to develop real friendships as an adult.  Life gets busy. We commit so

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Want to strengthen your marriage? Protect, grow, and help your marriage with this counseling activity I use as a marriage therapist // Episode 41

What are we talking about today? Today we are strengthening our marriages, my friend. I’m sharing the details of a counseling intervention activity that I use frequently with couples – and it can help your marriage too, whether things are pretty good, really great, or quite a struggle.  I’ll spill the beans right now: all

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