Category: Relationships

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10 stress reducing tips during the Coronavirus (Covid19 pandemic)

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 10, 2020

We are living in very stressful times, living in the time of this Coronavirus outbreak. The situation seems out of our control and our new way of living – either or lock down or social distancing from loved ones –is uncomfortable and different. Here are 10 things you can do...

Who Are You?

By: Hannah Smith  •  February 19, 2020

Part Two of a Six-part Series on Relationship Communication The darkness of the sky felt as if it might swallow the whole of her as she stared out the window that cold winter’s night. Tears streamed down Jena’s face as she replayed the evening’s events in her mind. The same...

Can Marriage Be Better Now Than Before a Crisis?

By: John Williams  •  January 15, 2020

One of my clients had had his marriage blow up in his face only months before. His pornography habit had been discovered yet again--after repeated promises of “I’m quitting now"--and his wife was so fed up she had left the house for a week. (It could just as easily been...

Beware the Uncomplaining Spouse

By: John Williams  •  January 10, 2020

“Things were going well all week with my wife and me, and I thought the tensions were behind us,” a client told me recently. “But no, last night, she got all upset again over nothing.” If your marriage has been disrupted by your spouse exploding over their discovery of your...

Rediscovering Childhood Through Your Adult Eyes

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 30, 2019

When you were growing up, you may have been told over and over, in a variety of ways, that you weren’t good enough, smart enough fast enough, thin enough, or just plain not enough of anything to please your parents.  In order to numb this crushing sense of failure and...

Is Your Relationship Turning You Away from God?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 29, 2018

What do people do when it seems God is not acting according to their expectations? Validation, assurance, relief, significance, and more -- are gifts from God. 

Look for Ways God Can Speak to You

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 28, 2018

Turning over your life to God as the navigator is not easy. It requires you to give up control over your life, listen to God, and pay attention to His answer. 

Abuse and Parental Authority

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 28, 2018

If the parenting model you grew up with was fundamentally flawed, you may be at a loss to determine what is normal and what is not, what is helpful and what is harmful.

The Connection Point: How You View Yourself

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 7, 2018

How you feel about yourself affects all of your other relationships.  Some of you may not be used to the idea that you have a distinct relationship with yourself, but you do.  You have a personality and a will; you have a perspective on life that is lived out in...

A Prayer for Kindness

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 13, 2018

There's something important to remember in the quest for strength and courage, and that's a spirit of kindness.  Too often we teach our children the verse, "Be kind one to another" (Eph. 4:32 RSV), and then we forget the admonition as adults.  True forgiveness and kindness are cut from the...

Getting Stuck in Hurt and Isolation

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 6, 2018

When you take the risk of opening up to others and begin to share who you are with someone you learn to trust, you are on your way to emotional wholeness.

Is There More to Love Than What You've Experienced?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 31, 2018

One of the core traits of a dependent personality is difficulty accepting challenging or disturbing truths about self or others out of a need to maintain the status quo.

Healthy Relationships Mean Becoming Emotionally Healthy Yourself

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 27, 2018

Healthy people are growing people, and people do not grow healthy in isolation.

Ten Questions to Ask About Childhood Abuse

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 28, 2018

Resilient as children are, childhood abuse, in its various forms, can decimate a child's sense of self. Here are ten questions to consider when processing the struggles associated with childhood abuse.

Encountering a Sexual Manipulator

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 6, 2017

Sheila sat on her bed and cried out in frustration.  What was she going to do?  The fear she'd been carrying around inside for the past six months finally was realized.  He's made it clear that if she wanted to get her promotion, she'd have to "cooperate" with him.  Sheila...

Learning How to Forgive Your Parents As a Teenager

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 18, 2017

Have you ever been so mad at someone (it doesn't have to be a parent) that it's all you could think about?  Every time you were around that person, you kept thinking about how mad you were.  You didn't want to be around that person.  Even though what made you...

How Do You Identify True Friends?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 13, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the only way to have a friend is to be one. The depth of your character is best gauged by the depth of your friendships.

What is Your Anxiety Script?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 23, 2017

Anxiety has written a script where you play the part of a frazzled, anxious, suspicious, irritable, short-tempered, and easily frustrated person. How do you want to be perceived by the other players on stage? When you take control of your own script, you determine the part you are going to play and then you act accordingly.

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