Parenting Through Relationship

by Carolyn Knarr, MSW, LCSW, Director of Children’s Therapeutic Services

From Genesis to Revelation, God reveals that He is relational. Because of his love for his people, he does whatever it takes to protect relationship with them, to the point of sending His only son to the cross. He understands their weaknesses and temptations. He seeks them out when they turn away from him. This relational aspect of the Gospel is a primary difference between Christianity and other religions.…

Bridge to Wholeness | Volume 2 Issue 8 August 2015

August 2015 Newsletter HeadingWelcome to the August 2015 Issue of the Agape newsletter, Bridge to Wholeness!

Our monthly newsletter is the best way for you to keep up with what is going on around Agape, with events and updates, and articles written by our counselors. We hope it will help bring you a little bit closer to emotional, mental, and spiritual wholeness!

In this issue (click to read individual articles):

  • Adolescent Girls: The Transition from Childhood to Adulthood by Megan Jung, MA, LPC
  • Sensory
  • Adolescent Girls: The Transition from Childhood to Adulthood

    By Megan Jung, MA, LPC

    *note: this article has been edited for readability, for the original, scholarly article, click here: Jung Aug 2015 Original Article – Adolescent Girls

    “Olivia, get the lead out of your pants and get a purpose,” Granny often barked at her sixteen year-old granddaughter. My friend and I laughed about her grandmother’s nerve and willingness to say what many others would not. Adolescent girls are dramatic and numb, tragic and over-simplifiers,…

    Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

    By Teresa Weeke, MA, PLPC

    *note: this article has been edited for readability, for the original, scholarly article, click here: Weeke Aug 2015 Original Article – Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

    What is it?

    Those who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), formerly known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction, experience sensory integration problems such that the input the brain receives from the senses does not match up with an appropriate response. Examples…