The numbers send a chill down your spine. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner. On average, 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S.… Read the rest →
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but domestic violence has already been front page news this summer due to several high-profile cases involving star NFL players, particularly after disturbing camera footage emerged of former Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his wife in an elevator.… Read the rest →
Do we really know what is happening on our children’s devices when we aren’t looking?
While cyber bullying may seem like a buzz phrase that will never impact your family, many children experience daily harassment from their peers on their tablets, smartphones and computers.… Read the rest →
“When you have even just one person that believes in you and says: ‘You can do this. Keep on going,’ … it makes all the difference.” – Ashley Schmutzer
How do we find God amidst the chaos of family relationships? How do we love Him and trust Him when our childhoods can be so raw, and we endured a lot of what no child should experience?… Read the rest →
As a substance abuse counselor and now a supervisor of counselors treating both substance abuse and mental illness, I hear about many different reasons clients relapse back into drinking and using drugs. Triggers that pull someone back into the life of abuse and addiction are as varied and numerous as there are people.… Read the rest →