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Posts in Category: Staff Blog

Parenting Teens: Balancing Discipline & Grace

By Travis Turk, M.A., LMHC, Clinical Director  Parents of teens have a tough job.  It is natural for adolescents to test boundaries, to try out new behaviors, to try out new personalities and attitudes.  This is a natural part of growing up and developing into the man or woman that we will become.  The task of […]

How Do I Keep My Stress from Affecting My Family?

Reducing Family Stress By Dave Long, Vice President of Family Services   Years ago, I asked a family therapist how she separated her personal and professional life.  I was curious because I knew her caseload was filled with complicated issues like sexual abuse, infidelity, and anger.  Every day for twenty years, she helped troubled people […]

Keeping Your Marriage Strong During Parenting Challenges

Keeping a Healthy Marriage With Kids   By Harold Graham, Chaplain Marriage is the most unique relationship on God’s green earth.  “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother, and be united to his wife and they will become one flesh.”  (Genesis 2: 24)  You have two minds, two bodies, two sets […]

The Secret to Contentment?

  The Secret To Contentment By Dave Long, Vice President of Family Services  Do you want to know the secret to contentment? I’m selfish and greedy.  I can trace my selfishness back to my earliest memories.  I wanted to eat my food first.  I wanted to pick the teams at recess.  I wanted the bicycle […]