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Linda Mintle, Ph.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist, author of 16 books, a national expert on family issues and the psychology of food and weight. She's an assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School, a national speaker, writer, and news contributor.

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Revenge on Camera: How Can We Contain Evil?

We can't predict how evil presents. So we try to lay blame...if only he didn't have easy access to guns, if only he had been picked up by the mental health system... but how can we contain evil?

posted @ Thursday, September 03, 2015 5:16 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Marital Difficulties? Five Reasons to See a Christian Therapist

Dr. Linda Mintle shares why the worldview of a therapist matters.

posted @ Friday, August 28, 2015 9:46 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Is Being Bullied Worse Than Child Abuse?

School is right around the corner. As children get ready to head back, a new study gives us pause.

posted @ Friday, August 21, 2015 10:34 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, August 07, 2015

10 Signs of a Troubled Relationship

Nothing is impossible with God, but you have to take action and work on these 10 trouble areas.

posted @ Friday, August 07, 2015 6:33 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Take Steps to Reduce Relationship Conflict

Relationships need constant attention and discussion in order to keep conflict at bay. Otherwise, problems build, explosions happen and no one is feeling the love.

posted @ Friday, July 31, 2015 4:17 PM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bible Stories Aren’t Just for Kids

Next time you need a little encouragement, grab that Bible storybook and think about the lessons we teach children. Those stories aren’t just for kids! They can encourage us too!

posted @ Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:27 AM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Helping to Motivate Change in Others

Have you ever found yourself frustrated because you see the need for someone to change, but don’t know how to help? Here are five tips that will help motivate someone you care about to change.

posted @ Thursday, July 09, 2015 10:27 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Where Is God When Trouble Comes?

When Christians are being beheaded in the Middle East, when a man shoots people praying in a church, when young girls are taken and forced into sex slavery, when you are falsely accused or ridiculed for your beliefs, it often feels like God is in hiding.

posted @ Friday, June 26, 2015 12:54 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, June 19, 2015

What Gift Did Your Father Give You?

All dads have their issues and certainly aren’t perfect. But this Father’s Day, as you honor your dad with a special gift, a dinner out or a new tie, take a moment to reflect on the gifts he gave you.

posted @ Friday, June 19, 2015 9:46 AM | Feedback (0)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Seven Tips on How to Talk to Difficult People

If you have a difficult person in your life, you are probably not going to change them. Rather you need to know how to best respond.

posted @ Monday, June 15, 2015 11:22 AM | Feedback (0)