How your Parental Expectations May Be Sabotaging Your ChildBy Chudney Drew, MA, LPCAClose your eyes and think back to the day your child was born. Remember the moment your eyes locked with one another and the feeling of holding one of God’s greatest gifts for the first time. Did you imagine looking into the innocent [...]
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"Be still" by Kaitlyn Fraser, MA, LPCA“I need a vacation.” How often have you found yourself thinking or saying that? American culture stresses the importance of doing, achieving, and being successful. We learn to schedule each second of our week – working, chauffeuring children, and meal planning. Although these are all good things, they begin [...]
Suicide Prevention By John White, MA, LPC Suicide is a complex and disturbing phenomenon. It is contrary to our basic instinct of survival. Yet the phenomenon dates back to the Old Testament. Elijah, fresh off a victory over pagan priests “…went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper [...]
Teen Suicide - Causes, Warning Signs and Prevention Listen to the recent interview with Dr. Galina Olivera-Celdran on the topic of teen suicide. Galina serves as an Executive Director and Therapist at Agape Christian Counseling. In her interview for BBN radio, she answered questions about the possible reasons for rising rates for teen suicides, [...]
by Misty Lawrence, MA, LMFTA, LPCA The phrase ‘self-care’ began gaining in popularity over the last few years, but the concept has been around for centuries. God created an entire day for this purpose, knowing that His creation needed regular rest; “There remains then a Sabbath-rest for the people of God” (Hebrews 4:9, New [...]
By: Galina Olivera-Celdran, PhD, LPC, LPCS "On that day, when evening came, He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side.” Mark 4:35 Going to the “other side” is quite a common thing these days. We seem to be on the go all the time – moving to another house, another job [...]
Christmas All Year By Galina Olivera-Celdran, PhD, LPCA, LCAS The best gift I ever received as a child was a green bike with black and orange tires and a shiny little bell. I knew the bike cost as much as my mom’s monthly paycheck and that it was a sacrifice for my parents to make [...]
Grief How to Help Support a Grieving Friend or Loved One By Robyn Nicholson, MA, LPC If you live long enough, you will experience loss...loss of a job, a pet, a dream, your health, your youth, a relationship, your financial stability, your spouse or your child or your parent. Each loss we experience leaves a [...]
By Ervin Barham, Agape Business Manager This is Elvis Bear (note the cool sideburns). He doesn’t have a lot to worry about in his finances because he basically hangs out on my credenza. However, those of us who are human have responsibilities when it comes to finances. One of our responsibilities as managers of God’s [...]
By Misty R. Lawrence, LMFTA, LPCA, MMFT I love to see the delighted faces of engaged couples as they enter the therapy room. It is a picture of hope, joy, and eagerness at the thought of marriage and a life together. Establishing a solid foundation in a premarital relationship is the first step towards a [...]