Safe People – Therapeutic Group

The next group starts January 16th, call to sign up now! 

How often do we find ourselves entering into relationships, thinking ‘this time it will be different’ …only to find that they are just like every other toxic person who has hurt us in the past? And then we wonder, “Why can’t I get out of this toxic relationship rut?” What makes a person “toxic”? What makes a person “safe”? And where do we find these safe people?…

The Boundaries Group

The next group starts January 20th, call to sign up now! 

In your relationships, have you ever felt…

…like you’re carrying more than your share?

…like you’re not being heard?

…attacked or criticized if you voice your needs?

…you take responsibility for someone else’s thoughts and behaviors at your own expense?

…guilty for saying the word ‘no’?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of theses questions, you may need to…

Unconditional Love and Boundaries

Boundaries with Kids Book CoverA reflection on Cloud & Townsend’s “Boundaries with Kids”

In Christian terms, unconditional love is love that doesn’t depend on the attitudes or actions of the beloved. It is a self-sacrificing love, which finds its ultimate expression in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross: “But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8, RSV).

But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died

15 MORE Books Recommended by Agape Counselors

As promised last month, here is another list of books that our counselors recommend. There are many books out there that our counselors recommend to clients regularly. Below are 15 of the books that are on the list. Click on the pictures to view these books on Amazon.com Book Store.

 

How We Love Book CoverHow We Love

by Milan & Kay Yerkovich

This book, based on attachment theory, helps people understand how childhood experiences have shaped the way they approach adult relationships. …

Do Your Relationships Measure Up As Healthy or Toxic?

By JuJuane Easter-Hutchins, MA, LPC

Have you ever found yourself wondering if a friend, familial, romantic and/or business relationship is one that is healthy for you?  Are you involved in a relationship that leaves you feeling drained and overwhelmed?  Is your relationship toxic? And if so, how would you know?

The Bible has been referred to as Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.  This God-inspired book provides us with the knowledge needed to live a life pleasing…

Helicopter Mode: Who’s It For… Really?

When we love and are committed to our family members, we want to ensure their success and happiness. It’s natural at times, however, that we may feel responsible, or be made to feel responsible, for the failures or unhappiness of those we love. This can include both our children and our spouse. Feelings of responsibility for another person’s emotions and behaviors can drive us into guilt, which may challenge our own personal boundaries. Before you know it, we might …