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Ten Tips about Porn and the Family

OMG! Online with Mercy and Grace:  Porn and the Family Human sexuality is designed and honored by God. Human sexuality is a gift from God. Human sexuality as God created it is good. Healthy marital sexuality is but a hint of the intensity of God’s love for each individual. Sexual intimacy with integrity, love and respect between a husband and wife is the crown of marital intimacy. Healthy marital sexuality helps keeps a family … [Read more...]

This Child Is Bullying – How Can I Help?

When a child is bullying, the way to help is to apply consequences and limits, right? Yes . . . and no.  Yes, you need to apply consequences and limits when a child is bullying.  No, because that's an incomplete solution. In addition to consequences and limits, it's important to get to the root of the bullying behavior. Here's how you can help.   First of all, stay in the solution, not the problem.  Next, it is important to … [Read more...]

Help for Building Stronger Families

Triangle Psychological Services psychologists, Nancy Driscoll and myself, attended the annual Ignited By Truth conference in March of this year and introduced noogie™ at our exhibit table.  We had so much fun meeting new people and old friends. The most fun, however, was introducing our noogie™ products designed to help build stronger families.  I knew I was excited about the Marital Retreats in a Box™ and our noogie Family Card Decks, but I … [Read more...]

Loving Others on St. Valentine’s Day

IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT! Please join me today in a St. Valentine's Day Challenge 2014.  Choose to be loving toward everyone you come in contact with today.  It may not be easy, but it is simple! Here's how to do the St. Valentine's Day Challenge 2014 Challenge: Step 1: Make your commitment public by sharing something like this "I'm joining drpattiz in the St. Valentine's Day Challenge 2014 today" on any of your favorite social media … [Read more...]

Parenting SOS! – A Few of My Favorite Books

Not another parenting book!  As a family therapist who likes to empower parents to be confident and I often recommend one of the following parenting books.  I'm very picky about parenting books.  Many of them don't make it to my recommendations list mostly because they have what I call a "cookie-cutter" approach to parenting and to children. Each child is unique, created by God with a special combination of temperamental traits and gifts that … [Read more...]