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Posts in Category: Parenting

Five Self-Care Tips That Aren’t Massages

It has become quite evident that as a whole, our culture puts busyness on a pedestal and exhaustion has become a status symbol. Yet, many of the books, magazine articles, and presentations that cross our paths inform us that this way of life is ruining our health, our families, and our happiness. Self-care is a […]

Grief from Suicide: How Your Family Can Move Forward

  Written by: Shannon Brady-McElroy, SYMBIS Specialist/Therapist, M.S., M.H.C.   When someone dies by suicide, family and friends are prone to feeling significant bewilderment about the death. They ask questions like, “Why did this happen?” “How did I not see this coming?” The following feelings are normal when dealing with grief from suicide: Overwhelming guilt about […]

Understanding Complex Emotions of Adopted Children

By Sarah Lohman, LISW-S (Crosswinds’ Ohio Clinical Social Worker) The emotions many children go through related to their adoption are as complicated and varied as children themselves. Adopted children generally lead lives that are no different from other children; however, they often face experiences that are unique to being adopted, which can impact their emotions […]

Give the Gift of Service this Christmas

How many of us this Christmas will go shopping for typical gifts such as toys, clothes, and jewelry? These novelties are fun and exciting, but also fleeting and temporary. It sometimes seems that the most celebrated thing at Christmas time is materialism, which is the exact opposite of what our Lord and scripture teaches us. […]