Lifting My HUSBAND Through Prayer

Equip my husband with strength and wisdom to lead, that he would be “strong and very courageous,” and that he may be successful wherever he goes (JOSHUA 1:7).

Step-Family Living

Step-family living is unique due to the reality of “loss” as a major feature of how the new couple has come together. In addition to the loss of a dream for the parents and children, the challenges to not add to this loss becomes an added pressure.

Signs of Depression

According to the National Institute of Health, 19 million Americans struggle with depression. It is the leading cause of disability in the US and worldwide. THERE IS HOPE. 80% of people with depression improve with treatment.

Pursuing a Satisfying Life

Who & what is important to me? What routines and disciplines do I want in my life? - Disciplines such as the following: physical exercise, adequate sleep, healthy eating, prayer, reading, worship, thinking & reflection, community service, etc.

Friends May Need Professional Help If They…

Show signs of serious weight loss in a short period of time. Prefer to be alone, constantly isolating themselves from family and friends. Display personality changes that persist over time. Have no desire to engage in activities they once enjoyed.

10 Quick Tips for Better Communication

Pay attention to tone of voice. Address the person by his or her name. Speak slowly, and use short, simple words. Ask one question at a time

What is EMDR Therapy

EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms.

What to do (and not do) when a friend is hurting

Ever find yourself at a loss for words when you encounter a friend who is hurting? You often don’t know what to say — and what not to say. Here are some suggestions from Focus on the Family’s counseling team to help you reach out with genuine help to someone in pain.

Adolescence & Adult ADD

Find yourself jumping from thing to thing or topic to topic without finishing the thoughts or the needed communication to be effective? Consider therapy and the possibility of medication to help you in the process of overcoming distraction, hyperactivity or impulsivity.

Parenting: Overscheduled Teens

As parents, we're proud of their accomplishments and hopeful about their futures. Yet we worry they are living at a pace that keeps them from experiencing the joy and freedom we desire for them. We want them to embrace responsibility and taste success but also not lose the battle for balance. Though they may feel invincible, we know the toll that busyness can take. So how do we help them find a rhythm that includes rest and leaves room for margin?