Three Questions to Ask in Awkward Situations: Question 2

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Question #2 – “Would you help me understand?”

In my last article, the first of three questions was offered that I used to empower people in awkward situation. The first question was, “Would you help me?” You can re-read Part #1 as I refresher, but in general, Question #1 offers a humble, low-key, and direct way to ask others for help. To the receiver of this question, it communicates a need in an inviting, non-controlling, and relationship-building way. If you have ...

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Three Questions for Awkward Situations: Question 1

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Question #1 – “Would you help me?”

Feeling Tongue-Tied

I’ve often felt “tongue tied.” I’ve been caught off-guard in situations where I didn’t know what to say or do. Whether lost in a city, confused by a project or trying to move a heavy couch alone, I’ve struggled with for help.

Worse yet, is wondering what people think of me when I am lost and struggling? I feel incompetent, helplessness, and embarrassed, but are they seeing me as a weak and inept? Or ...

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Anger: When the House of Cards Falls

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A stereotype about men in general, and part of the legacy many children have of their fathers is that men are an angry and aggressive species. After meeting with thousands of men over the years … I sadly agree.

A common question men come to see me for is, “How can I handle my anger better?” This question is similar to what family members, friends and colleagues ask, “Why does he get so angry and not handle it better?”

How the Brain ...

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Hope for Depression

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Christian counseling services offer hope for people who suffer from the blahs, the blues, and depression. If you’re experiencing any of these feelings, please seek help right away. God has a joyful plan for your life and together, with God’s grace, we can discover the life you’re meant to lead.

What Is the Difference Between Sadness and Depression?

Most people have or will experience a sense of sadness in life. This down-cast feeling might be recognized in some of these ways:

  • A sense ...
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Wellness Is a Team Approach

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As a psychologist, working in several medical and psychiatric hospitals, I found that when many of my patients struggled in one area of life they struggled in other areas, too. When my patients and clients came with concerns over their changes, challenges and losses in life, I found that their mental distress and sense of vulnerability in life could lead to physical problems. Then and now the convergence of life stress and sickness is very apparent.

Your Healthcare Team

Many people seek ...

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Habits and Addictions: A Poor Life Exchange

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Three-steps for a currency exchange

Have you ever traveled to another country? If so you may have also made a currency exchange. Converting monies from one country to another is a three step process.

First we recognize that our US Dollars are not as helpful abroad.

Next a decision must be made as to what the local currency is. We chose between Mexican Pesos, European Euros, Rupees in India, Japanese Yens or a hundred other forms of money.

Finally, the decision is made to ...

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What Do You Picture When You Imagine Christian Counseling Services?

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What picture do you create in your mind when you imagine Christian counseling services?

Close your eyes. What do you see?

Do you see a pastor sitting across a desk from you, holding a Bible open to a passage and sharing his thoughts on how it applies to your situation?

Or do you imagine a man or woman in an office seated next to you like Bob Newhart on The Bob Newhart television show?

Christian counseling services can be like either scenario. It all ...

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Who Should You Choose for Christian Marriage Counseling?

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christian marriage counselingWhat Is a Christian Marriage Counselor?

Christian marriage counselors may be pastors or individuals with both seminary training and counseling training. Many pastors offer marriage counseling as part of their ministry. Their goal is to help each partner get closer to God, pursue a mutual understanding and find unity together as a couple, and be discerning of God’s will for their lives and their marriages.

But it is important to note that ...

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Christian Anger Management Counseling

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Christian anger management counseling can help you deal with anger management issues.anger

Do you have anger management problems or are you unsure if you have problems with anger?  Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do others tell you that you have a bad temper?
  • Do you lash out at family or friends, and then lavish them with presents to make up for it?
  • Do you excuse your behavior by ...
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How Christian Counselors Can Help You

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christian counselingChristian counselors offer believers an opportunity to heal broken hearts, mend breakdowns in relationships, and build a solid foundation for marriage and life. This form of counseling works because it’s grounded on Biblical truths and infused with the power of the Holy Spirit, a power which nothing can prevail against!

Christian Counselors Use Prayer and Traditional Therapy

In one way, Christian counselors offer the best of all possible worlds, the Spirit lead with ...

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