Ask the Therapist: Speaking to Adolescents About Drugs

I remember making the commitment to never use drugs in the 6th grade through our local D.A.R.E program. In D.A.R.E, I remember learning about the negative consequences of drugs. Unfortunately, in the young adolescent mind, abstract thinking is still developing and the threat of consequences from drugs and alcohol can […]

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From Edge to Life Teen: Making the Transition

One of my favorite scenes from the classic 1995 movie, “Now and Then,” shows where girls are at in their adolescent development. They are beginning the journey of becoming teenagers. Teeny: Chrissy, truth or dare? Chrissy: Truth. Teeny: Have you ever been french kissed? Chrissy: Are you kidding me? I […]

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Uncontainable: The Transforming Power of God

However, I had just prayed a prayer that I wanted Jesus to be the Lord of my life, not just part of it. Once I had finally let go of my life, once I had surrendered it over to Jesus, I felt overwhelmed by His grace and His mercy. I truly knew at the moment that God was real and that He undoubtably loved me.

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