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

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

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

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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Episode 32 // Part 1: What is mental health counseling? How do I find a Christian counselor? All your questions answered!

What are we talking about today? Counseling can raise a lot of questions for us. Should Christians go to counseling? What is a life coach? Is therapy the same thing as counseling? Do I need counseling? How do I find a great therapist? We are tackling these questions in a two-part series. My goal is …

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Episode 31 // Keep your cool, mama! Here’s my quick 4-step process for handling frustration and impatience with my kids… no yelling, door slamming, or anger management necessary.

What are we talking about today? We love our kids… but sometimes, they drive us crazy! That’s just real life. We all get frustrated, impatient, and angry at times. But we want to handle those emotions well. We want to avoid yelling and stay emotionally present (and calm) with our kiddos.  That’s why I’m sharing my 4-step …

Episode 31 // Keep your cool, mama! Here’s my quick 4-step process for handling frustration and impatience with my kids… no yelling, door slamming, or anger management necessary. Read More »

Episode 30 // Deepen your marriage in 5 minutes a day with this simple and fun activity … which is also foundational to a healthy relationship and happy marriage

What are we talking about today? How well do you REALLY know your spouse? This question is central to your marriage. You simply cannot have a meaningful, healthy, lasting, joy-filled marriage without a deep knowledge of each other.  But don’t worry – this doesn’t have to take a ton of time or energy! As a …

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Episode 29 // The incredible benefits of writing things down! How journaling, gratitude lists, and using a written planner can strengthen your mental health, spiritual growth, and family life.

What are we talking about today? When was the last time you picked up pen and paper? It’s worth doing every once in awhile! Actually, as a Christian counselor, there are a lot of things that I recommend to my clients that involves them writing things down.  That’s not a coincidence. It’s because there are specific …

Episode 29 // The incredible benefits of writing things down! How journaling, gratitude lists, and using a written planner can strengthen your mental health, spiritual growth, and family life. Read More »

Episode 28 // Using time management strategies to boost your relationships: My 3-step process to a successful weekly schedule that strengthens my relationships AND gets the to-do list checked off!

What are we talking about today? Do you feel good about how you spend your time? What about how you spend your energy and emotions? These are precious resources, and we want to give them to the things that matter most: our people! Relationships are always more important than tasks. But when the to-do list …

Episode 28 // Using time management strategies to boost your relationships: My 3-step process to a successful weekly schedule that strengthens my relationships AND gets the to-do list checked off! Read More »

Episode 27 // How to grab some quick ‘Me Time’ in your daily schedule… without dealing with mom guilt about your self care!

What are we talking about today? Mom guilt is real, my friend, and it is no fun. But you know what? It’s also not necessary. What IS necessary is taking time to care for yourself! Whether you think of it as self care, emotional refreshment, me time – whatever you call it, we all need …

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Episode 26 // Handling the conviction of the Holy Spirit WITHOUT condemnation and WITH an action plan

What are we talking about today? When you decided to follow Christ, the Holy Spirit came to live in you. Let’s not rush past this! It is simply amazing that God lives IN US.  Wow.  The thing is, a big part of his role in our life is to convict us of sin. Eek. This …

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