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  • When Relationships Hurt

    Today Daniel Peeks and Bev Elliott join us for a conversation about relational traumas. In an intimate relationship, there are certain critical events which – although not necessarily recognized as damaging or traumatic at the time – a failure to heal that compromises trust and intimacy eventually exposes them to be relationally traumatic. An affair would be an obvious form of relational trauma. However, harsh or threatening words are spoken in the heat of anger, a failure to be physically or emotionally present for your spouse at a time of medical or emotional jeopardy or a sexual interaction occurring early in the relationship which one spouse experiences as coercive or forced could all be traumatic. And what one person or one couple experiences as traumatic may be very different from those experienced by another. On some level, both spouses may minimize the significance of these events, but they continue to come to the surface years and decades later. The wounding has gone deep and basic trust is broken. If you find yourself “stuck” on one of these events years after it happened or if you recognize some obstacle or wall blocking the level of trust and intimacy between you and your spouse, then I think you’re going to find today’s show to be very helpful.

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  • Empowering Your Kids

    Today Sarah Collier and Melissa King join me for a conversation about parenting during your child’s social crises. Whether its dealing with the bully, the mean girl or some other social hiccup that your child confronts, how a parent engages with their child can either bolster or frustrate their development. Although our mainstream culture is currently bent toward overprotecting children from even the slightest threat to their identity or worth, Melissa and Sarah have some great insights into the importance of neither over-protecting nor under-protecting your children. I think parents of any age child are going to find today’s conversation helpful.

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  • How NOT To Read Your Spouse's Mind

    Today Daniel Peeks and Stace Huff join me for a conversation about mind-reading in marriage. We know how much you hate it when your spouse presumes to know what you’re thinking and feeling during an argument… and sometimes they may be right… but more often they’re wrong. So, in today’s show Daniel and Stace offer some insights into how that happens, why its almost always destructive and how you can learn NOT to read your spouse’s mind. If you’re married and you’re human, I know that you’re going to find today’s conversation helpful.

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  • Be SMART in 2018

    Today Sarah Collier joins me for a conversation about how to set SMART Goals for the upcoming year. A couple of weeks ago, we had a podcast about the internal barriers that keep us from fulfilling our New Year’s Resolutions but in today’s show, we’re going to focus on making sure that you’re setting the right kind of goals and resolutions for the year. Sarah’s got some great ideas and I think that you’re going to find today’s conversation helpful.

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  • Decision-Making and Analysis Paralysis

    Today Daniel Peeks joins me for a conversation about decision-making paralysis. If you find that you tend to freeze up when you’re making big decisions, Daniel has some solid insights and advice for you and I think that you’re going to find today’s conversation helpful.

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  • Forgiveness

    Today Mary Breshears joins us for a conversation about forgiveness. Although we, as believers, should have the inside track on forgiveness, the mainstream Christian culture may unnecessarily complicate the process. Mary has some solid insights into the process of forgiveness and I think that you’re going to find today’s conversation helpful.

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  • SEC Football, Anger and Vulnerability

    Today Daniel Peeks joins me for a conversation about the bowl games and SEC football… and also about anger and vulnerability. If you struggle with anger in your intimate relationships and want some helpful strategies for better understanding and managing it, you may find today’s conversation helpful.

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  • 2018 New Year's Resolutions

    Today Stace Huff and Mary Breshears join me for a conversation about New Year’s Resolutions. If you’ve struggled to follow through in the past and want to try and do it different this year, then I think that you’re going to find today’s podcast helpful.

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    If you have a question you'd like to hear our counselors address in a future podcast, send us an e-mail at abby.jay@tapestryassociates.com  

  • What NOT To Do When Your College Student Comes Home This Christmas!

    Today Stace Huff and Sarah Collier join us for a conversation for parents of young adults. In anticipation of college students returning home across the holidays, they've got some advice about What Not To Do while your college students are home for the Holidays.  

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  • The Fight Under The Fight In Your Marriage

    Today Beverly Elliott and Thomas Buchanan join us for a discussion about conflict in marriage. Today we’re going to take a look under the hood and talk about the fight beneath the fight. Because when a marital fight gets heated, the content of the fight is rarely what the fight is actually about.

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