Five Ways to Detect Depression in Your Teen

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 March 8th, 2012|Anger Management, Anxiety, Betrayal, Blog, Depression, EMDR, Family, Grief, Hooking Up, Parenting, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Teens|

Depression has become a serious problem in our teenage culture. There are many reasons for this trend but it is most important to notice the pressures faced by teens in today’s society. Apart from the pressure from parents to excel at school, teens also face immense pressure from their peers. Teens are struggling with “fitting [...]

5 Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, and Family

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:13+00:00 January 17th, 2012|Addictions, Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Family, Grief, Marriage, Parenting, Pornography Addiction, Pre-Marital, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addictions, Teens|

Pornography, which is the depiction of graphic sexual acts, has tremendous effects on anyone that continuously engages in its viewing.  It distorts a person’s concept of the nature of sexual relations which in turn can alter his/her sexual attitudes and behavior.  Below are some of the effects pornography has on its viewers. 1) Effects on [...]

5 Destructive Relationship Patterns

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:14+00:00 November 27th, 2011|Addictions, Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Betrayal, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships, Sexual Abuse|

Listed below are five distinct types of harmful relationships.  As you read through this list, you might find that your relationship with someone contains all five characteristics, or you may identify with only one or two.  Please understand that if you experience even one of these patterns consistently in your relationship with someone, the behavior [...]

Women and Porn: Not Just a Guy Issue!

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:15+00:00 September 5th, 2011|Addictions, Adults, Blog, Couples, Dating, Divorce, Marriage, Pornography Addiction, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addictions|

When most people in our culture think about pornography and who is accessing it online, their thoughts automatically go to the male population. Would it surprise you to know that women represent 30% of the internet pornography consumers (Internet Pornography Statistics, 2008; Nielsen//NetRatings, April 2005)? It is time to stop with the “old school” thinking [...]

Pornography and Sex Trafficking

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:15+00:00 June 10th, 2011|Addictions, Adults, Blog, Family, Parenting, Pornography Addiction, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addictions, Teens|

Pornography is used as a “tool” to train trafficked children and women so that they will “know” what to do in performing sex acts. Often, the forced sexual acts between the prostituted woman/child and the John will be filmed and photographed and then shared elsewhere. Studies show that pornography users often seek to act out [...]

Three Ways To Thrive After Childhood Sexual Abuse

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:16+00:00 March 27th, 2011|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Betrayal, Blog, Depression, Family, Grief, Parenting, Sexual Abuse, Teens|

What comes to mind when you think of that deep dark secret that you wish would just disappear?  If you were a victim of childhood sexual abuse, you are probably thinking of the abuse. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that one out of every three women and one out of every six men have [...]