Couples’ Attachment Styles 

Couples can experience a push-pull dynamic, or any variety of other patterns not understood. Does it feel like you are just living together going through the motions but not connected? Maybe you want to be more intimate with your partner, but they don’t seem interested. Maybe your partner takes differences in …

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Self-Protection is Biologically Good!

Protective instincts are good. They are God-given. They keep human beings alive. Protective impulses can go into overdrive, though, and when that happens, non-productive behaviors can occur. When others see these behaviors, they may judge them as maladaptive, bad, or even morally wrong. Upon further examination, however, it becomes apparent …

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How EMDR Fits with the Christian Faith

EMDR, or eye moment desensitization and reprocessing, is a relatively new counseling technique. Discovered by Francis Shapiro in 1987, it has since been validated by numerous empirical studies (Rodenburg, 2009; Shapiro, 2014; Shapiro, 2018; Wilson et al, 2018). While not explicitly a Christian therapy, EMDR fits very well with the …

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Whole-Brain Parenting Strategies

In this episode of the Family Care Learning Podcast, Brandon and Josette share tips from the parenting book The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Josette, is our family Coaching supervisor. We hope this brings more parenting …

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Shared Parenting in Recovery

When considering shared parenting with the birth parents in foster care cases, it’s important to remember that many are in recovery. The Arizona Department of Child Safety (AZ DCS) (2021) estimates that more than 70% of children coming into foster care in our state are coming in due to parental …

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Rituals for Connection

Connection is just not a good thing. Connection is vital for kids, especially for kids from hard places. As Robyn Gobbel (2021) says, “Connection is a biological imperative.” Connection is the means by which kids can begin to securely attach (Gobbel, 2021). It is the means by which kids receive …

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