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  • The Road Ahead and the Past Behind

    Have you ever thought about the function and benefit of a rearview mirror? There have been many times when I was driving and I glanced up to look at the rearview mirror only to find that there was a car there that I did not know had creeped up on me. Sometimes I'm startled by this realization and sometimes I've totally expected it. Either way it was good to know. A couple of times I've ...
  • Let Go or Redeem?

    Sometimes when a client has negative thoughts and emotions aimed at an individual in their life, therapists will have the person write a letter to that individual. Often this is done not with the intent of sending the letter to the other person but rather as a way of expressing their thoughts and feelings and then destroying the letter. Sometimes the letter is burned or shredded and symbolizes the "letting go" of those negative thoughts ...
  • Emotions


    Having trouble controlling your emotions?  Don't worry it's more common than you think.  Take some time to evaluate what you believe and think about situations.  This may help you gain a different perspective.  Check this out:   EVENT===> BELIEFS ===> THOUGHTS ===> FEELINGS ===> ACTIONS Two Definitions: Subjective Opinion Something must be wrong because he did not answer his phone. Objective Reality He did not answer his phone. I do not know why.   How emotion is created: An external event happens We develop perceptions about the event ...
  • Serenity Prayer - Full Length

    Many people have heard of the serenity prayer: God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. But did you know that is only part of it? The full version is: God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as ...
  • Resolving Marital Conflict

    Married couples fight.  The real question is how well do you argue? Not, can you win the argument but rather how well do the two of you resolve your arguments?  This is a common question and often a problem area for many couples.  So here are some tips:   The following are some general guidelines to keep in mind: You are a sinner. This means that you bring assumptions and viewpoints into the conflict. This means that you struggle to ...
  • Interview and Story from Local TV Station about Divorce Month

    Interview and Story from Local TV Station about Divorce Month

    Mark Baldwin was interviewed as part of a story by local TV station, WBBJ, for their story about January being the month when the most divorce filings occur. "Baldwin said to avoid going to the divorce attorneys use the new year to make a new marriage. "They can reconcile. They can begin to make a new commitment to make individual changes and changes as a couple," said Baldwin." -  from article National Divorce Month by Tiffany Neely
  • Look Back and Move Forward

    As you evaluate the past year and prepare for the New Year, remember these tips: You can't change the past. You can learn from 2014 by taking an honest look at the year. If repentance is needed, then repent. If forgiveness needs to be given, then forgive.  If rejoicing needs to happen, then rejoice. However, do not beat yourself up over what can not be changed. Set smart goals. Take what you learned from 2014 and apply those ...
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