Humor: The Priceless Secret Weapon

There is something about the early morning hours that is appealing to me. The stillness of the day, listening to the aung-san-suu-kyi-quotebirds “wake up,” smelling the freshness of the air and watching the colors of the sky. Most of my energy is expended before noon. So imagine my dismay as a newlywed when my husband didn’t start moving till 11:30? You guessed it. Major Conflict. Honestly, how could I not know this before we were married?!? Now, all of a sudden, he sleeps until noon?!? Love casts …

How To Build Trust In A Relationship

By Darrell Provinse, MA, LPC, NCC, Executive Director

I don’t believe that you can live for very long on this planet without realizing that the fairy tale ideal of “Happily Ever After” is just that — a fairy tale. Broken people, in a fallen world, hurt each other, sometimes in big ways, sometimes in small ways. Sometimes, we relive or carry around past wounds from other relationships and import them into the present. Whatever the cause, I think most people, by the time…

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 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. …

Does Your Marriage Need A Tune-Up?

By Sue Ginocchio, MA, PLPC

Have you ever bought a new car? Did you love the new car smell? Did you follow the owner’s manual for oil changes and regular maintenance? Did you use premium gas? When the car got older, did you take care of it the same way as you did when you first got it? Or did you neglect it, or not take care of it in the same way you had in the beginning? Maybe you should treat your marriage like you would a new car.

Unfortunately, many people don’t treat their most…

Bridge to Wholeness | Volume 2 Issue 1 January 2015

Bridge to Wholeness January 2015 Volume 2 Issue 1

Welcome to the January 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):

  • How to Forgive the Unforgivable by Cathy Downen, MA, MA, PLPC
  • ‘Parenting the Love and Logic
  • New Beginnings: Rebuilding and Repairing Relationships

    Merriam Webster Dictionary Definition of Rebuild

    Couples frequently come to my office with relational injuries, wondering if their marriage can be repaired. Individuals and couples may feel there has been such damage and destruction in the relationship that any hope of making amends, repairing the damage, is hopeless.

    Restoration and redemption in relationships is available through Christ.  As we enter this new year, I am led to encourage Agape readers that in Christ, all things are possible.  If you are having trouble…