All of us tend to our physical hygiene. It is important that we do. Little attention, however, is given to mental hygiene. In this episode Ted Witzig Jr. urges the listener to employ four simple mental hygiene tips in the new year.
Some things we see clearly and yet, other things are blind spots to us. Because of this, the generations can clash in their ideals. Commitment, change and freedom are all such ideals that vary widely among the generations. In this episode, a spirit of hearing and learning is cast by participants Amber Miller (Millennial), Tim Funk (Baby-Boomer) and Matt Kaufmann (GenXer) in such a way that each learns and can appreciate each other.
We are not self-made people. We are influenced. We are molded. Each one of us has been born into a generation and that generation has molded us. In this episode of Breaking Bread Tim Funk, Amber Miller and Matt Kaufmann dialogue about different generations and learn from each other.
The best way to be helpful to an unattached child is to direct them back to their parents. In this episode of Breaking Bread Craig Stickling answers some direct questions regarding attachment disorder. His answers are both practical and hopeful.
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Answer: Always direct the unattached child back to their parents.
Answer: No. Biological children can undergo attachment trauma in the early months of life also.
Answer: No. Each child is unique. Temperaments play a part. Some children are more disposed to connection and relationship.
Answer: Yes. While healing takes time, positive momentum and difference can be seen in surprisingly short time frames if proper supports are put in place.
Answer: Yes. God’s call to mankind, to trust Him and to walk in relationship is exactly the attachment issue. He longs for our attachment to Him as we long for our children to be attached to us.
Answer: You will be seen as trustworthy to your child.
* You will be an advocate for their healing and growth.
Answer: Nancy Thomas – Families by Design, www.attachment.org
Matthew and Fawn Bradley, www.beatitudehouse.org
Lee Anne Cooper, https://www.unplowedground.org/
Description: Sometimes the struggles while parenting is not rebellion in the child, nor is it poor parenting in the parent. Sometimes the problem lies in the attachment between parents and children. This is a brain problem – with answers. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Craig Stickling teaches us about Reactive Attachment Disorder.
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Resource: "When love is not enough” by Nancy Thomas
Sometimes little things make big differences. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Kaleb Beyer relays three small things that exist in happy marriages.
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Resource: “The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages: The Little Things That Make a Big Difference” by Shaunti Feldhahn.
Addictions of all kind concern us. Fortunately there is hope. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Roger Gasser walks us through what addiction treatment looks like. Seeing a path through addiction is, in itself, hopeful.
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What are the pros and cons of 28-day versus 90-day treatment?
Jesus lived in community. Interpersonal, face to face relationships, with people. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Amber Miller makes a strong case for community, especially for the single. What is community and how is it done? Turns out community is critical for personal well-being and many times requires intentionality on our part.
Brian Sutter and Craig Stickling provide very practical advice on what to look for and how to engage our children with social anxiety in this episode of Breaking Bread. Be informed. Be equipped. Be encouraged.
We are all too familiar with anxiety. We don’t like it. But do we understand it for its finer details? In this episode of Breaking Bread, Ted Witzig Jr. walks through three types of anxiety: spiritual, situational and anxiety disorder.
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Without question, sexual vice carries with it sobering consequences. There are things at stake. Yet, oddly enough, the trials we bear have an upside – they define the space of faith and worship we exhibit through obedience to God.
We live in a sexually sensual culture. No doubt about it. And it impacts all of us, irrespective of age, gender and marital status. All the more reason we need to be good stewards of our sexuality. In this episode Katie and Arlan Miller along with Matt tackle this very real aspect of our lives.
Communication with our spouse can be hard. It is important to note that the content of our conversation is not most important. Process is critical. In this episode, Kaleb Beyer teaches us, with very practical tips, how to steer our conversations back on track. In so doing, we will answer a question superior to content agreement, that is, you matter to me.
Marijuana is experiencing a sweeping acceptance across America. How do we make heads and tails of this drug today? In this episode, Dr. Aaron Plattner provides some very welcome discernment.
We want to protect them at all costs. But our children will not be able to navigate through this world unharmed. In this episode Brian Sutter and Craig Stickling help us understand the impact trauma has on children. They also provide practical insights on engaging them on the basis of trauma awareness and healing.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is becoming a house hold term. In this episode, Ted Witzig Jr. continues to shed light on trauma and it’s effects. He helps us understand PTSD and more importantly what Jesus thinks of trauma.
The event is in the past. It jeopardized your core, basic human needs. Yet your mind and body remain on alert as if the event was in the present. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Ted Witzig Jr. educates us on trauma.
A supporting community is not just a nice idea for those with special needs. It is essential. Wonderfully, the church is such a community. In this episode, Randy and Evie Mogler conclude their remarks about supporting those with special needs. Included in their remarks are practical tips for engaging those with challenges as well as a high and noble calling for the church.
Jesus engaged those with special needs -the blind, the lame, the leper. And we should too. In this episode of Breaking Bread, guests Randy and Evie Mogler educate us on the beautiful world of special needs.
The previous episode focused on the “What is” of emotional intelligence. In this episode Brian Sutter and Amber Miller address the “how to.” Expect practical ways to regulate your emotions.
Emotions play a huge role in governing our behaviors and subsequent wellbeing. It is so important then, that we are able to perceive, understand and regulate them. In this podcast Brian Sutter and Amber Miller help us do just that.
The greatest born among women, Jesus called him. Yet this man, who was set aside by God to proclaim Christ’s deity, questioned it deeply. John Reinhard and Brian Sutter explain three critical lessons we learn from the way John the Baptist dealt with his doubt.
Because doubt is such an affront to faith, it can be ignored in Christian circles. Yet John Reinhard and Brian Sutter see doubt much differently. Doubt is not an affront to faith, it is necessary for faith.
Families are a system. A set of dynamic moving parts that effect and influence each other. Over time they form up our norms for family life. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Kaleb Beyer exposes the nuances of family systems and helps us notice where adjustments can be made.
Giving and receiving a “no” is painful. Ron Messner and Amber Miller discuss the complexities that swirl when this has happened. While easy answers will not be given, a cradle for carrying the difficult questions will be.