5 Ways to Deal With Criticism

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:11+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Career, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Family, Grief, Marriage, Relationships|

Do you feel attacked, not good enough or like a bad person when someone criticizes you? Do you get defensive or throw a temper tantrum? If you are like most of us, it can be tough to hear criticism from others especially those close to us.  Most people can react very angrily to what feels [...]

Moms Need to Take Care of Themselves Nutritionally Too

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Addictions, Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Career, Couples, Depression, Family, Grief, Marriage, Relationships|

Moms Need to Take Care of Themselves Nutritionally Too Juggling a career, play-dates, PTA meetings, soccer practices, and managing a household can be exhausting and because of the hectic schedules, Moms often don't eat the way they should.  As Moms, we often put our kids and spouses first and  forget that we need the right mix of nutrition so we [...]

Take Your Relationship from Good to Great!

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Adults, Blog, Couples, Dating, Divorce, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

Couples begin by taking the PREPARE/ENRICH online assessment to identify their current strengths and growth areas as a couple.  Janie then provides couples with feedback to help them understand the results as well as teach them important relationship skills. With PREPARE/ENRICH, couples will: Identify strengths as a couple and build new ones Strengthen communication skills [...]

Four Ways to Avoid Emotional Infidelity | Janie Lacy

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 November 15th, 2012|Adults, Blog, Couples, Divorce, Grief, Marriage, Relationships, Sexual Addictions|

Can someone cheat without ever having physical contact? According to recent reports covering the David Petraeus's affair those close to him during his final tours of battle were not surprised at all. One of the reasons is that most affairs happen long before there is any physical connection, so just how do we avoid going [...]

Eight Tips For Life Balance

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 September 23rd, 2012|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Career, Depression, Family, Relationships|

Is balance even possible with all we have going on today?  What does balance even look like? It sounds good…it seems like something to shoot for but is it realistic?  Too often we find ourselves overwhelmed and many times, it is with good things in our lives: jobs, children’s activities, social events, church, trying to [...]

Should Children Pass Along Messages From Ex-Spouses?

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 July 29th, 2012|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Divorce, Family, Grief, Relationships|

How far can you go in involving your children when it comes to your ex-spouse?  Ideally, I believe it would be best that all communication between you and your ex-spouse be handled between the two of you.  There is absolutely no reason to involve your children.  Are you not both grown up individuals? Why do [...]

Three Tips For Healthy Boundaries In Your Relationships

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 March 8th, 2012|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Betrayal, Blog, Couples, Dating, Divorce, Grief, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

Did you know that privacy concerns are more prevalent now than ever before since technology has made it so easy for us to take a peak into other people’s lives?  What if it becomes too much?  Do you constantly find yourself taking a look at your husband’s text messages or email accounts?  When have you [...]

Five Ways Singles Celebrate Valentine’s Day

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:13+00:00 February 13th, 2012|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Family, Grief, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

Valentine's Day is here! The day that some people dread who are not in an intimate relationship. Did you know that most people do not know the history of the famous Saint Valentine? Saint Valentine was actually a Christian martyr of ancient Rome! Valentine's Day did not become associated with romantic love until the 14th [...]

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 [...]