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 Reasons Couples Increased Intimacy After 9/11

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:15+00:00 May 16th, 2011|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Depression, Family, Grief, Relationships|

What we often tend to forget during times like 9/11 is that tragedy also provides one, unintended service: It brings us closer together and allows us -- for one fleeting moment, anyway -- to feel we share common bounds in humanity.  We become more human and more focused on the things which really matter in [...]

4 Ways Unforgiveness Destroys Your Marriage

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:15+00:00 May 14th, 2011|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Family, Grief, Marriage, Relationships|

Unforgiveness does its work slowly.  It’s almost like mold behind a wall, you may not notice it this day or the next day, but eventually you will experience its harmful effects. 1. We increasingly limit the intimacy of our relationship. Unforgiveness is like a wall that you are building a brick at a time, a [...]

Five Reasons Why One Partner Gives Up On The Marriage

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:16+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Depression, Divorce, Family, Grief, Marriage, Relationships|

  1.They have met someone else (distraction). Their emotional energy is flowing toward another person.  This is particularly true when a husband quits trying in a marriage.  They will tell their wives “I don’t love you anymore” or “I am not sure I want to be in this marriage”.  Nine times out of ten there [...]

Three Ways To Beat Midlife Blues

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:16+00:00 April 21st, 2011|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Family, Grief, Marriage, Media, Relationships|

According to recent research out of a Belgium university, happiness follows a U-shaped curve during a person’s lifetime.  This study showed that middle-aged people are the unhappiest.  Could this be the death of ambition and the beginning of the road to acceptance? Young adults dream of the possibilities and have hopes for their future, while [...]

Five Warning Signs of Facebook Depression

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:16+00:00 April 8th, 2011|Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Teens|

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recently warned that there are potential harms linked with teen social media usage? Did you also know that teens that already struggle with low self-esteem can be triggered into Facebook depression?  It is important that if you are parent of a teenager that you know what [...]

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 [...]

Three Dangers In Couples Sleeping Apart

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:16+00:00 March 12th, 2011|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Family, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

Different Schedules, snoring, restless leg syndrome or the kids? More and more couples are saying good night before going their separate ways to different bedrooms!  Is this new trend healthy for couples?  When couples make a decision to sleep in separate bedrooms, they most likely did not come to that choice lightly.  However, if couples [...]

3 Ways FaceCrack (Facebook) Ruins Relationships

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:16+00:00 March 11th, 2011|Addictions, Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Family, Hooking Up, Marriage, Relationships|

  Are you a part of this social-networking phenomenon? It has been described as addictive and “like crack.” I, myself, have joined Facebook in the last year. I got tired of “why aren’t you on Facebook?” Please don’t get me wrong, I love staying connected with family and friends through the network, however, I have [...]

Three Things You Need to Know If You Are Married Sleeping Apart

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:17+00:00 February 19th, 2011|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Counselors & Coaches, Couples, Depression, Divorce, Family, Grief, Janie Lacy, Marriage, Relationships|

Did you know that more than 23 percent of married Americans sleep alone according to the National Sleep Foundation?  The reason that couples reported that they sleep separately was because of snoring, restless leg syndrome, pregnancy, and different work schedules, but is it a good idea?  According to the National Association of Home Builders, there's [...]