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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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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)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Free-Range Parenting: Good Idea or Wrong Approach?

Is a hands-off style of raising kids in order to promote autonomy and independence the best way to go? Family therapist Dr. Linda Mintle answers that question in her explanation of the pros and cons of free-range parenting.

posted @ Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:05 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Lesson in Holding a Grudge

It isn’t biblical and taking revenge doesn’t end well. Consider the story of John the Baptist in Mark 6 of the Bible.

posted @ Friday, April 24, 2015 11:03 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Five Ways to Rebuild Trust in a Relationship

Trust is such an important part of any relationship. When it is broken, repair must be made for the relationship to continue to grow. In order to rebuild trust, consider the following.

posted @ Friday, March 27, 2015 5:35 PM | Feedback (0)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What Does it Take to Resist Pre-Marital Sex?

There is a wide disconnect between what we believe and what we actually do when it comes to pre-marital sex. Why is this and how can live what we believe?

posted @ Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:51 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, March 13, 2015

"We Need to Talk!": Dealing With Conflict

How do you respond to these four words? Do you embrace the idea or run for the hills?

posted @ Friday, March 13, 2015 10:27 AM | Feedback (0)

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Surprising Appeal of "Fifty Shades of Grey"

If you haven’t heard of the erotic romance novel turned into a movie, you’ve not listened or watched much news lately or been in conversation with those around you. The media hype for this movie has been over the top. I heard a CNN reporter talk about the movie Fifty Shades of Grey like she was promoting a Disney family movie. The reporter was giddy with approval (not sure how that was journalism)...

posted @ Monday, February 23, 2015 4:47 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, February 13, 2015

In a Rut? Pump Up the Romance This Valentine’s Day

If you plan on going to dinner, buying flowers and candy to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, think again. Doing the same thing over and over, year after year, doesn’t bode well for sustaining love. This year, do something new. Why? Because new experiences stimulate a part of the brain that brings feelings of romance. The key here is to add novelty to your relationship.

posted @ Friday, February 13, 2015 3:46 PM | Feedback (0)