My Spouse is a Stranger: Adjusting to the Empty Nest

July 28, 2010By Dr. DebbieMarriage No Comments

By Debbie L. Cherry, Ph.D. Author of Child-proofing Your Marriage Jan sipped her coffee as she looked across the breakfast table at her husband. John was reading the newspaper like he’d done every morning for the past 28 years…nothing different…and yet Jan felt like everything was different. So many things had changed. Their youngest child … Read More

Marriage Under Pressure

July 28, 2010By Dr. DebbieMarriage No Comments

Two weeks ago, Tom was laid off. He and his wife, Renee, trust that God is in control and has another job for him. So why do they keep snapping at each other? John and Mary lost their four-month-old girl to SIDS. They are extremely sad, but instead of crying together, they fight constantly. Worse … Read More

Clergy Burnout and Depression

July 28, 2010By lharrisStress and Burnout No Comments

I have been a pastor for over 23 years. I know the price that pastors and their families pay to fulfill the calling of God on their life. I have experienced burnout and depression first hand; it is the dirty little secret that many pastors are afraid to admit. One pastor might be afraid to … Read More

Burnout and Depression on Clergy: A research paper

July 28, 2010By lharrisStress and Burnout 4 Comments

Abstract Burnout and depression among clergy is a common occurrence across denominations. This paper presents clergy as candidates for burnout, causes, stressors, emotional exhaustion, and treatment of burnout and depression in clergy. The clergy member’s reticence to reveal personal depression including suggestions for future research is also discussed.

Counseling Children and Teenagers

July 12, 2010By jdelamotteChildren and Teens No Comments

In counseling children and teenagers, it can be quite difficult to properly diagnose their particular problem without improperly putting a label on them. Over the years I continue to see kids with numerous behavioral, emotional, spiritual, and neurological problems. Some of the more prominent issues currently observed in children are: depression, anxiety, fatigue, behavioral disorders, … Read More

Overflowing Blessings

July 12, 2010By jdelamotteHealthy living No Comments

Sometimes we all struggle to remember how blessed we really are…but here’s a great reminder!!! DRINKING FROM MY SAUCER I’ve never made a fortune, and it’s probably too late now. But I don’t worry about that much, I’m happy anyhow And as I go along life’s way, I’m reaping better than I sowed. I’m drinking … Read More

Unlocking the Treasure of Marriage Conference

July 3, 2010By Dr. DebbieMarriage 1 Comment

Check out our conferences page to learn more about our exciting marriage enrichment conference “Unlocking the Treasure of Marriage.” It’s just what you marriage needs whether you are happily married and just looking to for a fun way to spend a weekend focusing on each other; or if your struggling and really needing some new … Read More

Rethinking Traditional Marriage Roles

July 2, 2010By Dr. DebbieMarriage No Comments

By: Debbie L. Cherry, Ph.D. Maggie and Max are anything but your traditional couple. They have role reversal issues in just about every area of their life. Maggie is quiet, introspective and analytical in her personality while Max is much more outgoing, emotional and social. Maggie has served in the US Navy and is now a captain on … Read More