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How to Motivate Your Child

2018-10-16T22:55:13+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Oct 13, 2018 | Adults, Children | 0 comments   Laying a good foundation during your child’s formative years is critically important in determining who and what they will become as an adult. Key Thought: A biblical parent must consistently attempt to motivate their child toward godly behavior by supplying one or a [...]

How to Motivate Your Child2018-10-16T22:55:13+00:00

How Open is Your Child’s Spirit?

2018-10-16T22:45:04+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Oct 11, 2018 | Kids, Children | 0 comments   Laying a good foundation during your child’s formative years is critically important in determining who and what they will become as adults. Key Thought: The single most prevalent cause for disharmony within family relationships is a closed spirit. What is a Closed Spirit? “The [...]

How Open is Your Child’s Spirit?2018-10-16T22:45:04+00:00

Communicate or Disintegrate!

2018-10-16T23:00:16+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Oct 9, 2018 | Adults, Children | 0 comments   (Genesis 2:25-3:13) Key Thought: The process of becoming one depends heavily on a couple’s ability to communicate effectively with one another. It is the lifeblood of a healthy and growing relationship. Without it, a marriage will weaken and die.   What is effective [...]

Communicate or Disintegrate!2018-10-16T23:00:16+00:00

The Authoritarian and Permissive Parent

2018-10-09T23:29:30+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Oct 7, 2018 | Adults, Children | 0 comments   Signs of an Authoritarian Parent: 1.“It’s my way or the highway” It's characterized by rigid rules and high demands. Authoritarian parents have high standards and can be highly critical when those standards aren't met. They also tend to offer less emotional warmth compared to [...]

The Authoritarian and Permissive Parent2018-10-09T23:29:30+00:00

GET TO CALM

2018-10-10T22:24:18+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Oct 5, 2018 | Children, Kids | 0 comments   When Your Kids Make You Want to Scream “A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.” Proverbs 15:18 “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.” Proverbs 15:1 Introduction: Most parents yell at their kids and are fairly astute [...]

GET TO CALM2018-10-10T22:24:18+00:00

Five Reasons We Misunderstand and Misinterpret Our Spouse: Even When We Think We’re Being Clear

2018-10-10T22:32:40+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Oct 3, 2018 | Marriage, Relationships | 0 comments   How many times have you thought you were communicating clearly, only to discover that your words were taken in a way you never could have imagined—and likely, more negatively? Here are 5 explanations as to why communication that, however carefully delivered, might be quite [...]

Five Reasons We Misunderstand and Misinterpret Our Spouse: Even When We Think We’re Being Clear2018-10-10T22:32:40+00:00

Consistency: The Golden Rule of Effective Parenting

2018-10-09T22:53:01+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Oct 1, 2018 | Children, Kids | 0 comments   “Let your yes be yes and your no, no. Do not lightly say you will do a thing. If you don't mean it, don't say it. If you say you'll do it, then do it.” James 5:12 Consistency is the Golden Rule of effective [...]

Consistency: The Golden Rule of Effective Parenting2018-10-09T22:53:01+00:00

Why Women Handle Stress Differently Than Men

2018-10-03T22:51:27+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Sep 28, 2018 | Adults, Relationships | 0 comments   “Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.” I Pet. 3:7 (ESV) It's [...]

Why Women Handle Stress Differently Than Men2018-10-03T22:51:27+00:00

The Ten Commandments of Marriage

2018-10-03T22:07:39+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Sep 26, 2018 | Marriage, Relationships | 0 comments   1.Respect the image of God in the other person. Gary Smalley, one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships, has said, “How would you treat your spouse if you saw them as being autographed by God?" The Bible tells us [...]

The Ten Commandments of Marriage2018-10-03T22:07:39+00:00

Protecting Your Marriage From Adultery

2018-10-03T22:44:10+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Sep 24, 2018 | Marriage, Relationships | 0 comments   Beware of thinking, "Adultery would never happen in my marriage." Sadly, many who believed they were invincible are the very ones who have fallen into immorality. I have counseled countless men and women who have sat with their heads in their hands lamenting [...]

Protecting Your Marriage From Adultery2018-10-03T22:44:10+00:00