Resources for Children
A child is the greatest gift we are given and with that precious child comes challenges as they grow. Different cycles of life provide obstacles that we may not be equipped to effectively handle. We may find we need help to facilitate appropriate discussions and learn additional parenting skills, as children start to explore their self-identity and develop into teenagers. Through participating in active counseling, families can become closer, and actions that once seemed to be a challenge to become learning experiences. Below are great parenting tips for common situations that may be encountered with children:
Resources for Handling Anger
“Anger is a basic human emotion that is experienced by all people. Typically triggered by emotional hurt, anger is usually experienced as an unpleasant feeling that occurs when we think we have been injured, mistreated, opposed in our long-held views, or when we are faced with obstacles that keep us from attaining personal goals.” – Information provided by Mentalhelp.net
Our therapists work with clients to help identify sources, gain control and learn to let go of anger. If you have been holding on to anger toward a family member, co-worker, supervisor or a lifelong grudge it may be time to let go.
- Admit your anger
- Handle anger with care
Resources for Marriage/Couples
Rough patches occur in each relationship, whether you’ve been together one or twenty-five years. Throughout a relationship conflict will arise that can derail strong bonds. Through marriage/couples counseling, constructively talking through your issues, the rough patches may not become large potholes. It is not a sign of weakness to seek out counseling but rather a sign of strength, concern and commitment for your partner and marriage/couple partnership. Brenda Erie provides resources, some of which are faith-based tools, for couples to communicate more effectively.
Listed below are some resources for couples to utilize in their relationship:
- Marriage communication exercise
- Confronting unrealistic expectations
- Praising your husband
- The flip-flop factor
- Forgiveness and healing
- Should I stay or should I go
RECOMMENDED READING RESOURCES
Our therapists recommend the following resources which have helped many of our clients when needing personal guidance. You may read more about each resource by clicking on their link. The resources are available for purchase through Amazon or other retailers.
- Interior Freedom by Jacques Philippe
- Surrender by Father Larry Richards
- The Pornography Epidemic by Peter C. Kleponis, PH.D.
- The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
- Amazing Grace for Those who Suffer by Jeff Cavins & Matthew Pinto
- Why Me? When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Mike Aguilina
- How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong by Leslie Vernick
- Co-Dependent No More by Melody Beattie
- Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly
- The Emotionally Destructive Marriage by Leslie Vernick
- 10 Days to a Better Self-Esteem by David Burns
- Love Dare Cards by Alex & Stephen Kendrick
- The Love Dare For Parents Cards by Alex & Stephen Kendrick