How to talk to your kids about depression and suicide: Three questions for parents to ask

A recent survey by Active Minds found that 80 percent of college students have experienced some negative impact to their mental health during the…


Parenting overwhelmed children: Using God’s story to help navigate big emotions

My daughter Sophia is a perfect firstborn. She is thoughtful, attempts to do the right thing, and keeps it "together" to the outside world.  People…


Three things your kids need today

I’ve been counseling children and families for 28 years. In the last decade, I’ve never seen anything soar like the rates of anxiety among kids. As…


5 warning signs your child or teen may be depressed and what to do about it

For nearly a year, the United States has been in the throes of a pandemic that has turned our lives upside down.  Masks. Zoom calls. Our hands rubbed…


Does dealing with anxiety make me a bad Christian?

I’ve never thought of myself as a person who needs to be in control. In fact, I fancy myself a pretty laid back mom (with the occasional exception).…


Stop trying to be tough

As I began my journey into adulthood, I think I subconsciously hoped to one day become an expert in pain avoidance, to deftly navigate life’s…


Are you hurting today? 10 ways to find contentment in suffering

Suffering. Why must we suffer? If God is a good and faithful Father, how can he leave us to trudge through the ruthlessness of a world that rips…


No more pretending

This year has kicked everyone’s butts. Everyone. I can’t think of one person who’s exempt. As parents, many of us feel the pressure to tow this fine…


Follow the peace

I know I’ve been writing about anxiety a lot this year. But my goodness, it feels like I honestly can’t catch a break from it. It feels like the…