The Fruits of the Spirit: The Ultimate “How-to” Relationship Guide

The-Fruits-of-the-Spirit-Ultimate-How-To-RelationshipAs we enter the new year, many couples might be considering how they can resolve to improve their relationship. When we want to improve something, it’s often beneficial to turn to “how-to” advice. The Bible actually has many great guidelines and “how-to’s” that can help us achieve healthy, long term commitments. One of those “how-to” lists is widely known as “the fruits of the spirit.” These fruits apply to many areas of our lives, and as a therapist, I see…

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…

How to Cool It When You Are Burning Up Mad

how-to-cool-it-when-you-are-burning-up-mad by byron loy, Agape Christian Counseling Services St Louis MOBy Byron Loy, MA, LPC, LCPC, CRADC

Anger isn’t a wrong emotion or even a bad emotion. There are even some things which should probably make us angrier than they do. However, even in those instances, there are appropriate ways to handle our anger. Jesus told us, in Mathew 5:21, “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, anyone who murders will be subject to judgment’.” So far so good, I hope…

You have heard that it was said to the