Grief: Moving on…

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Grief Counseling Grief is a natural response to loss. The more significant the loss the more intense our experience of the grief will be.  Grief may be associated with the loss of a loved one, a job, health, or divorce, which can distort our sense of direction or identity. Most losses prompt a need for some sort of change in … Read More

How Much Freedom Should We Give Our Kids?

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How much freedom should we give our kids? Most parents will agree that it is better for children to play in the yard than to be on Ipad’s or videogames. However most parents these days will also tell you to always watch your kids when they are outside and then lament how much better it was when they were kids.  … Read More

Living with a “Ray Rice”

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Ray Rice a famous football player is in the news right now for punching his wife, rendering her unconscious and then dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator. I would not encourage you to watch the video of it…it’s out there. IF you have seen it consider that statistically it is VERY likely that this has been going on … Read More

Opportunity Knocking?

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John got up in the morning as he did every day and began his normal process of going to work. He was immediately stressed out; which, as he thought about it, was becoming too normal. He had to make sure he would be home earlier today which meant doing the same job faster. His wife needed him to watch the … Read More

Dating to see if you relationship is viable?

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Working on it? Your relationship I mean… I can’t tell you how many times people “work on” their relationship by dating someone else. This is not working on your relationship. It is avoiding your relationship because you believe it is basically over but you are too scared to actually cut it off. If you are too scared to cut it … Read More

Christian Sex?

Nathan HawkinsChristianity, Sex0 Comments

Ahh. The all too famous topic of sex! Of course you have read, heard watched and been a part of sex…at least if you are married I am safe to say that!  It is most likely though you were sexual before you were married. So to the many of you reading this that are not married, you are of course … Read More

Dating After Divorce? Consider your children…

Nathan HawkinsDivorce, PARENTING0 Comments

Dating after divorce can hold mixed feelings and emotions. I often get asked about how to consider your kids needs and yours as well! Five things to keep in mind regarding “telling/parenting your children”…1. It would be bad if they were introduced to someone significant and then you were getting married within a couple months. 2. It will not help them … Read More

Being a solid resource for your Teenager.

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Your teen knows what you believe. They know how you think. They can tell me what you will say in most every situation. However, they are NOT entirely sure yet what THEY believe. Your job is to help them. If you are constantly telling them what to do or giving them a consequence you are not helping them; you are … Read More

Traumatized?

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Trauma is very real but very subjective. It can make you feel crazy and out of control of your own faculties! Psychological trauma is most well-known for giving you nightmares, unwanted thoughts and flashbacks. However there are two other normal and lesser known symptoms. The first is dissociation. Dissociation is when your mind disconnects from present and falls into a timeless … Read More