4 Steps to Move Through Temper Tantrums Effectively

Last week we started a 2-part series on temper tantrums. We explored the universal pattern that leads to tantrums and concluded with a promise of practical strategies to move through these unpleasant outbursts without losing your cool. If you missed the first article, 3 Keys to Understanding Temper Tantrums (At All Ages), you can follow …

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3 Keys to Understanding Temper Tantrums (At All Ages)

Temper tantrums start within the first year of life and continue for most of us until the day we die. Hopefully, these outbursts mature to involve more self-awareness and healthier methods of self-expression, but nonetheless, everybody has tantrums to some extent. Key #1: Getting Thwarted Temper tantrums or unpleasant outbursts, at any age, are triggered …

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Understanding Your Window of Tolerance

Imagine you are walking down a street in your neighbourhood. If you were to stop and ask ten different people what the biggest mental health challenges are we face today, the response would likely be quick, and generally consistent, “anxiety and depression.” These terms have become ubiquitous in our conversations around mental health. As stigma …

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What is Growing in the Garden of Your Mind?

I was listening to a podcast from Proverbs 31 Ministries called, “Therapy and Theology: When the Unchangeable Feels Unforgivable.” Lysa Terkeurst and her team were talking about the process of forgiveness and she questioned an old adage, “Time heals old wounds.” She expressed she did not believe that was necessarily a true statement. However, she …

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Two Types of Victory: Miracles and the Little-by-Little

To recognize God’s actions in and around us, it’s helpful to know what we’re looking for. In this video lesson, Lisa explores two Biblical examples of God’s victories. The first is miraculous, the second is a slow or “little-by-little” process. Lisa will highlight elements of attachment theory to help us understand why sometimes it feels more …

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Freedom in Forgiveness

“What is forgiveness?” “Is it truly helpful in my life?” “How do I forgive someone?” “Why do I still feel hurt or angry after I have forgiven someone?” “Is forgiveness even worth it?” I have heard these questions from many people, and I have asked them myself. I think we wrestle with forgiveness because we …

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