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Communication

Learn communication tips for your marriage, parenting, and more to help your Christian family connect

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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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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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

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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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Improve your communication skills with these 5 helpful tips to become a great listener // Episode 25

Do you sometimes wish you could communicate more clearly with people? With your spouse, your kids, your friends, your co-workers? The best way to connect with people is to have great communication skills. The skills that make them feel heard, valued, understood, and loved.  One of those key communication skills is active listening. I teach

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Start resolving conflict in your marriage TODAY by managing difficult conversations with less stress and more peace // Episode 19

Do you enjoy conflict? It’s almost a trick question. No one likes conflict! As a marriage therapist, one of the most common things that I do is help couples manage conflict. Every marriage has its own hot button issues, and conversations about those topics often bring up hard emotions and a lot of emotional baggage.

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This simple change in your communication will improve your marriage, your parenting… actually, every relationship you have! // Episode 16

The quality of our relationships often depends on the quality of our communication. In today’s episode, we are going to dig into one specific, simple, straightforward action step that will bless and build up your relationships.  This action step will improve your communication without much effort, but with huge results! You’ll build more emotional connection

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Two Truths and a Lie… Are your thoughts grounded in truth? Here are 2 truths that we should be thinking about and 1 lie that we sometimes believe instead // Episode 11

Are your thoughts grounded in truth? In today’s episode we are digging into 2 Truths & A Lie – two truths that we need to rest in and remember, and one lie that we often start to believe instead.  Sometimes, we are much more intentional about how we use our words with other people… but

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