Recent Research

RECENT RESEARCH

Can Childhood Abuse Lead to Relationship Addiction?

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.   The emotional costs of childhood abuse are significant, but regrettably, they are not the only costs. The long-term effects often manifest later in life and are, therefore, difficult to connect back to the events of an abusive childhood. In addition, the cumulative effects of emotional trauma may take years to reach […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
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When the Quiver is Empty: The Silent Struggle of Infertility

Eric Scalise, Ph.D.   Young, in love, full of life with dreams to match, newly married, and me being Italian—as a couple that meant children, lots of them—six or seven would be a nice start. Our trust in God was important to our relationship and in all we did. We could quote nearly every “growing […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
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Sweet Defeat: Food Addiction in a Sugar-obsessed World

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D.   “You can’t help someone who won’t help themselves.” Ancient Proverb   While the above statement can be applied to many situations, it is a bit misleading to apply it to situations of addiction. When a person is addicted to something, their brain chemistry is altered. They are scientifically proven to be […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
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We Deserve Nothing, Yet God Gives Everything

Bethany Casson, M.A.   It seems as though there is a pervasive belief that so many of us hold that “I am not worth it and I’m undeserving.” The question “what makes me or my life matter?” is one of the most important questions a person can consider. There are people who spend decades trying […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
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A Message to Teens About Peer Pressure

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.   Peer means someone like you, someone on the same level as you. Peers are those around your same age, the kids you go to school with. How nice are the kids you go to school with? I imagine some of them are pretty nice, but I also know some of them […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
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12-Step Guide for Churches Responding to Sexual Violence

Dearest Brother or Sister, We are all too familiar with the pain and violence we are surrounded by every day in this deeply broken world. Amidst the pain, one of God’s greatest blessings seems to be the people He places in our lives to walk with us in moments permeated with hurt and confusion, when […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

#MeToo: An Interview with Kristin Canan – Part 3

Kristin Canan, LMSW, interviewed by Michaela Williams   Michaela: I know you do a lot of crisis intervention work, so within your experiences in that do you see many people coming to you after experiencing sexual abuse? How do you handle experiencing this day after day?   Kristin: I experience survivors coming to me for […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
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#MeToo – An Interview with Kristin Canan – Part 2

Kristin Canan, LMSW interviewed by Michaela Williams   Michaela: I know before you had mentioned how the “#MeToo” Campaign can be potentially a trigger for those who have been sexually assaulted, so do you believe there is any type of negatives of the “#MeToo” Campaign regarding that?   Kristin: Yes, I think there are always […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

#MeToo – An Interview with Kristin Canan – Part 1

  Kristin Canan, LMSW, interviewed by Michaela Williams   Michaela: As we get started, can you tell me a little bit about your background? Kristin: My name is Kristin Canan and I am a licensed social worker for the state of Alabama. I specialize in interpersonal trauma and specifically the intersection of where trauma and […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Growth Comes Through Adversity

  What I’ve come to understand is that for you to rejoice over some of the challenges you face in life, you need to maintain a banked fire of joy. That fire is up to the task of warming your heart at all times and perfectly capable of exploding in fireworks at others. In order […]

By DJONES, 4 years ago