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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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Your words are powerful. But are you using them to help or hurt your loved ones? In marriage, parenting, friendships… your words matter // Episode 40

What are we talking about today? Our words are powerful. They can be used for good, bringing healing and encouragement into our family life. But we all know that insults, complaints, and gossip can slip off our tongue far too easily.  Today, we are looking at Ephesians 4 to explore how our words can HELP

Your words are powerful. But are you using them to help or hurt your loved ones? In marriage, parenting, friendships… your words matter // Episode 40 Read More »

Take your thoughts captive to Christ.. but how?! Let’s build our intimacy with God and strengthen our own mental health by practicing 4 key steps to controlling our thought life // Episode 39

What are we talking about today? One of the hardest things to do as a Christian is to “take our thoughts captive to Christ.” And yes, this is in the Bible! Our thought life not only guides our spiritual growth but it also directly impacts our mental health.  As a counselor, a Christian, and a

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One simple strategy that will reduce your kids’ temper tantrums and help them (and you!) manage emotions better – less anger, less yelling, and MORE bonding // Episode 38

What are we talking about today? “I just love it when my toddler has a temper tantrum” … said no mom ever. We love the happy emotions that come with kisses and giggles, but what can we do about those harder emotions that lead to screaming, kicking, and crying?  That’s exactly what we’re talking about

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Stop comparing yourself to other people! 5 strategies to help you crush comparison-itis, stop mom guilt in its tracks, and build more genuine friendships // Episode 37

What are we talking about today? Have you ever walked away from a conversation with someone feeling worse about yourself? Comparing your messy life to their seemingly great life? Comparison-itis is no fun, and it’s not helpful for our mom guilt! We’re tackling that today. We’re talking about why this happens to us and 5 action

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Should you break up with social media? Here are 3 ways Facebook, Instagram, and the rest are impacting you – the good and the bad! // Episode 36

What are we talking about today? I have a love-hate relationship with social media. But the reality is, every piece of technology can be used for good or for bad – from how we use a pen and paper to how we use our Facebook and Instagram. It is made to be addictive, but it

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Do you want happy relationships? Let’s talk about the need for REALISTIC expectations of yourself and others // Episode 35

What are we talking about today? Our expectations shape our experience of life. What do you expect from your husband? Your job? What about your expectations of yourself, or of God? Unmet expectations creates disappointment, discouragement, and distance in our relationships. And one of the biggest reasons that our expectations wind up going unmet is

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How can we intentionally shape our family life? Psalm 1 in the Bible gives wisdom and biblical encouragement to the busy mom // Episode 34

What are we talking about today? Lately, I have been memorizing Psalm 1. As I’ve spent time in this short and sweet song of the Bible, God has pointed me to big lessons for how I lead and shape my family life. Sometimes, life gets so busy that I get stuck on autopilot and forget

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Part 2: What is mental health counseling? How do I find a Christian counselor? Is a life coach a therapist? All your questions answered! // Episode 33

What are we talking about today? Have you thought about seeking mental health support? Finding a therapist? Sitting down for some counseling sessions? This podcast episode is for you.  Today is Part 2 of a quick mini-series to answer common questions about the counseling process.  Make sure that you circle back to listen to Part

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