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…

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Capture Every Thought: Men’s Accountability Group

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For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.2 Corinthians 10:3-5
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In today’s over-sexualized culture and with online media literally in the palm…

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 …