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Do you have codependency issues?

Do you have codependency issues?

We used to watch a lot of Pooh in my house when my kiddos were younger. As I watched many of the episodes. I couldn’t help but see the character’s issues play out in the story line. Piglet struggles with codependency issues. There was an episode where...
Are you prepared for these marriage stressors?

Are you prepared for these marriage stressors?

Marriage is hard. It can be even harder when intense marriage stressors result in marital problems. Many times a couple has underlying issues that haven’t been worked through, but as stressors arise everything comes to the surface.   Even though I am a therapist,...
Do you embarrass your child?

Do you embarrass your child?

Social media makes it really easy to share embarrassing stories, get validation, and vent frustrations about being a parent. It’s so easy to post a funny picture or share a silly story of something your child did. Others use it as an outlet to complain about the...
Respect is important in your marriage

Respect is important in your marriage

Respecting your spouse might be hard for some people to do in marriage. As a therapist, I’ve heard these phrases many times: “Why should I respect her if she doesn’t deserve it or hasn’t earned it?” or “He doesn’t respect me, so why should I respect him?” While...
Ask God For Help

Ask God For Help

Trials can have many purposes. One of them is for us to realize how much we need God and that we can’t do this life alone. We need to ask God for help in this crazy life. I’m not always great about turning to God at the first taste of trouble. Sometimes I...
Have you ever been an undercover parent?

Have you ever been an undercover parent?

Ever watched the show Undercover Boss? It’s were a high level executive in a company disguises him or herself as a new trainee in the company to evaluate how the company is going and what changes need to be made. What if you became the undercover parent in order...
How would Christ want you to love yourself?

How would Christ want you to love yourself?

I talk about love a lot with people. How to love a spouse. Loving well as a parent. How to love someone who’s hard to love. Love can be a difficult thing to master- especially when you read I Corinthians 13! I also talk to many of my clients about what it means...
Do you struggle with addiction?

Do you struggle with addiction?

Our society is addicted- to anything! Whether it’s substances, screens, stuff, work, money, food, perfectionism…the list could go on and on. I see people that struggle with addiction and it’s harmful affects on relationships and families every day in my therapy...
I’m a failure

I’m a failure

I’m a failure. I have and will always be a failure…when I try to be perfect. Perfection is impossible. But why do so many people suffer from perfectionistic thinking? Brené Brown, author of The Gifts of Imperfection, says “Perfectionism is a...