More people than ever are becoming consumers of mental health resources thanks in part to a current societal trend. Movie stars and sports icons alike are using their platforms to talk about their experiences with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse and how they got the help they needed in therapy.

Some of you found yourselves on a similar path and got help of your own. In counseling, you felt heard and supported as you developed n...

March 3, 2019

****This article was originally published at an earlier date on the same website. It has been reformatted and retitled, but the content remains the same.

As Christians we are challenged to be unique from the mainstream culture. To look a little weird at times as we embrace an upside-down lifestyle. We manage money differently, we do marriage and sexuality differently, and just generally hold different ideas of what is important. The wor...

February 14, 2019

We often think it will be what we have in common, how we are similar or compatible that will make a marriage last. I love the scene in the movie, Nacho Libre, in which Nacho tells Sister Encarnacion that her favorites are also his favorites every day. Commonalities draw us together, but do they make it last?

What will make the relationship last?

Brian and I quickly began to like each other’s company after a quick introduction. I lik...

Few people of this generation have escaped the frustration that accompanies internet use. Without fail, problems arise and “connection” to the wide world of possibility is lost. The frustration, however, does not end there. Calling your beloved internet service provider does not always provide the solutions you seek, and you will likely begin a guided protocol of checks, starting with the most basic – the power supply. I cannot tell yo...

December 13, 2018

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but for many, this season is anything but jolly.  The holidays can be stressful or even make us feel extra emotional because of heightened expectations around the season. Here are 6 tips to help you care for yourself this holiday season.

  1. Stay connected with yourself this holiday season.  The holidays can be busy and frenzied, leaving one feeling exhausted and drained.  Take time to check in with yourself...

November 30, 2018

The holiday season ushers in a bevy of activity; shopping, traveling, and socializing dominate the calendar in the months of November and December. But with this season also comes an increase in feelings of loneliness, sadness, and despair.  While some suffers might be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression attributed to a reduction in exposure to sunlight, others might be experiencing depressed mood resul...