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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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Monday, November 23, 2015

The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, enjoy the meal, watch the parade and football, but remember to truly give thanks. If you need a little help, here are a few verses from the Psalms.

posted @ Monday, November 23, 2015 11:55 AM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Taking Care of You During the Holidays

As we enter this busy time, let’s not allow stress to get the best of you. Take care of yourself so you can at least enjoy the season.

posted @ Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:39 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, November 06, 2015

Is There a Procrastinator in the House?

Procrastination is about feeling good at the moment. It is giving in to the short-term pleasure to avoid the long-term task of getting something done. Sound familiar?

posted @ Friday, November 06, 2015 12:12 PM | Feedback (0)

Monday, October 26, 2015

What to Do with Halloween?

Do we ignore it, participate with our neighbors, engage the culture, do our own thing, go to a church harvest party or what?

posted @ Monday, October 26, 2015 12:16 PM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Embrace Your Calling

Too often, we think this means we need to work in a ministry or church. But, calling is something every person of faith must embrace.

posted @ Thursday, October 15, 2015 3:21 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, October 09, 2015

What Is the Real Solution to School Shootings?

Again, we are talking about school shootings. And once again, political pundits bring up the need for gun control. But gun control isn’t going to solve this problem.

posted @ Friday, October 09, 2015 9:12 AM | Feedback (0)

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?

Dr. Linda Mintle examines the results of a new study that makes some surprising claims.

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)