Struggling with Porn? Look for Purpose

Jay Stringer argues that deprivation, dissociation, unconscious arousal, futility, lust, and anger align together to create a perpetual cycle of unwanted sexual behavior. He continues to remark that any one of these experiences on their own would not be enough to create the temptation to go after ...

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Core Wounds and OCD

There is an endless number of misconceptions regarding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as what OCD counseling looks like, including the misconception that OCD is only about hand-washing and germ fears, that any obsession of anxiety is a sign of OCD, and that medication is the only ...

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The Mother Wound

Like the “Father Wound” there is also “ a “Mother Wound.”  When the mother is emotionally unavailable, critical, or not attuned to the child’s needs, it plants seeds that can take years to change and transform. Being able to recognize and heal childhood wounds can be a challenging process, but with ...

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The Grief Process

“Grief turns out to be not a state but a process. Grief is like a winding road where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape.” C.S. Lewis Grief is a word that many of us are intimately acquainted with because we live in this world, and many of us have experienced loss in some way, shape, or ...

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Healing Hurts Through Relationship

In our discussions of core wounds, we have learned that these wounds often propel us into believing that we are a mistake, undesirable, not worthy, insignificant, or even powerless.  Sometimes the source of these wounds is known to us.  Other times it is only sensed in how we feel about ourselves ...

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