Responding to the Connecticut School Shooting: Six “T’s” for Helping Kids through Trauma

Tim Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT (www.timclinton.com) Today, an unspeakable tragedy took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Fox News reports that 26 people are dead; 20 of the victims are elementary age children. It’s horrifying, mind-boggling and surreal—an unspeakable evil and every parent’s nightmare. Pray for the ...

How To Know If What You Have Is True Love

We all carry relational wounds. So we go through life with a skewed definition of love. Our actions are often a far cry from true love. The truth is, we may be trying to “love” the other in an attempt to satisfy our “need” for the other. When we act ...

Is Your Relationship Healthy? Quiz #1

$12.38 Nook$11.39 $12.39 Kindle$9.20 $12.39 How do you know if your relationship is healthy or unhealthy? The choices you make can offer an enlightening perspective, a clue to your personal relationship dynamics. The following self-test may help you to see the picture more clearly. For each statement below, indicate your ...

Do You Need a Relationship Break Through?

Fear. Confusion. Insecurity. A lifetime of these patterns can rob us of the love and intimacy God longs for us to experience in safe relationships. And breaking through—doing relationships differently—can often seem as elusive as a moving target. We may stay in unhealthy relationships for a variety of reasons. Any ...

10 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

“I’d die without you.” “You make me whole.” “Without you, I’d be hopelessly lost.” “You define me.” These phrases may sound charming, but this kind of “love” can actually be very destructive. In the name of “love,” it’s easy to put up with all kinds of craziness. To make excuses. ...