In Memory of March 13, 2020

The last day that our kids were in school. Who would have even known that March 13th would be the final day that our kids would see their friends, their teachers, their school facilities…their “normal” lives as we knew it. Thank goodness no one left their lunchbox filled with half-eaten food or heavens knows what […]

Faith, Hope and Love in COVID-19

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The ramifications of this COVID-19 season have been extensive. Suicide rates. Domestic violence. Child abuse. Lives lost. Fears raised. The list could go on and on. One of the most heartbreaking effects of this season has been the extreme polarization of opinions. “It’s time to open up California, NOW!” “Keep the doors closed; it’s not […]

Caregiver Burnout, Isolation, and Addiction

Join us as we focus on caregiver burnout, substance use, addiction, and isolation with Dr. Glenda Wrenn. Dr. Wrenn is a practicing psychiatrist, mental health policy expert, and thought leader who currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for 180 HealthPartners, a value-based behavioral health company addressing addiction with a focus on pregnant women.

Hidden Suffering: Trauma, Abuse, and Domestic Violence

We are so honored to have Dr. Diane Langberg join us. Dr. Langberg speaks on two often hidden experiences of suffering: sexual abuse and domestic violence. As a practicing psychologist and international speaker working with trauma survivors, caregivers and clergy around the world, Dr. Langberg has much to share with us about suffering and God’s […]

The Purity Code – Teaching Your Teen Healthy Sexuality

It just sort of happened. I wasn’t planning on losing my virginity. He was cute and he told me he loved me. The next day he pretended like he didn’t know me at school. —Jenny, age 15 Since when is being a virgin a bad thing? I’m proud of my abstinence, and I will continue […]

Help for Raising Strong-Willed Children

If you have been blessed with a strong-willed child, you know that parenting can be a difficult task. Unfortunately, there aren’t any ready-made formulas that apply to all kids when it comes to parenting. As good parenting requires an individual approach to each child, it’s even more important when trying to raise a strong-willed child. For an […]

Supporting Kids During COVID-19

The kids in our lives have experienced a tremendous amount of change and loss due to COVID-19 – loss of school, the ability to participate in extracurricular activities (sports, art classes, etc.), and time with friends and extended family. They too are experiencing additional life stressors as their brains process this season. My friend, Dr. […]