The Porn Pandemic

Uncategorized Oct 01, 2020

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by Danny Ryan

With the isolation and constant screen time that has become the new norm another pandemic has evolved – the porn pandemic. In this article, I’d like to dive into a resource available from Souls and Hearts that will help you restore the relationship with your spouse and eliminate pornography from your marriage and family.

My name is Danny Ryan, I’m a Marketing and Business advisor for Souls and Hearts. In...

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Balancing on a Tightrope During COVID-19

Uncategorized Sep 24, 2020

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by Kate Walsh Soucheray, Ed.D., M.A.T., M.A., LMFT

Balancing on a tight rope has taken on a whole new meaning in the era of COVID-19, with the shut-downs, schools offering in-school instruction, hybrid, or at-home learning, mask-wearing, social distancing, and church services delivered in an online format. We no longer have a safety net under us, as if we ever did. We yearn for normalcy, and yet we hear the words “new...

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Coping With Anxiety

Uncategorized Sep 17, 2020

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by Irene Rowland MS,NCC,LPC

We are living in uncertain times. If a person already struggled with anxiety, it would make sense to have heightened anxiety currently with so much turmoil in the world. If one is new to the vulnerability of anxiety rearing its head throughout the day, it could be especially troubling to be experiencing those kinds of feelings and behaviors.

Look for Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety can look different with each person,...

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Understanding the Meaning of Beauty in a Family

Uncategorized Sep 10, 2020

by Maria De Bruyn, MA, LMHCA

When someone remarks, “You have a beautiful family,” what do they mean? Are they alluding to the physical characteristics of family members, denoting some physical trait that the family has in common? Are they talking about the strength of the family as evidenced by the family’s size, ability to face obstacles, and resourcefulness? Or is the family simply being noticed for its “je ne sais quoi,” the very spirit of the family that...

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Spot Your Strengths in Five Easy Steps

Uncategorized Sep 03, 2020

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By Ruth O'Neil

As Catholics, we believe that every person is unique and made in the image and likeness of God. He created each of us for a specific purpose in this world, and much of our life’s journey should be seeking to discover His will for us. As we read in the talents parable of Matthew 25:14-18, God grants us different talents, or gifts, and expects something from us in return.

“It will be as when a man who was going on a journey...

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We Are an Easter People!

Uncategorized Aug 27, 2020

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by Irene Rowland MS,NCC,LPC

We are an Easter people!! Just as Jesus experienced resurrection after much suffering, all men and women can become new creations. He is the way to attaining resurrection to eternal life with God the Father. He can also be the way, in the here and now, to resurrection from all the ways people have been known to suffer.

Experience Suffering

Many people can be pulled down because of life circumstances and sometimes the...

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Discerning God’s Will after the Monastery

Uncategorized Aug 20, 2020

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by Daniel Johnson, M.A., Associate M.F.T.

It is easy to read hear the “many are called to the priesthood or religious life and few answer” message while forgetting that some try to answer that call and, for one reason or another, discern out of that calling. In general, it’s believed that two out of every three people who enter religious life will leave before final vows. If you happen to be in that group or even know someone who...

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Untangling God’s Love From Our Fallen Natures

Uncategorized Aug 13, 2020

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by Annie Harton, MA, LMFTA

Most faithful Catholics can see how the world defines “love” is a shadow at best and a far cry at worst from the true love of God. Original sin, our own sin, and the sin of those around us pollutes the love that God intends for each of us.

By taking what we know by faith from Scripture and Church teachings as well as what we have learned from psychological studies, we can begin untangling the love of God from...

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Pros & Cons of Video Counseling

Uncategorized Aug 06, 2020

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by Bridget Hannahan, Ph.D.

Many psychotherapists have moved their practices online, either partially or completely. Aside from the obvious advantage that disease cannot be spread through video, what are the pros and cons of this relatively new way of conducting counseling sessions? Here are some professional observations that may be helpful to those considering working online with a therapist.

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A Narcissist in the Family

Uncategorized Jul 30, 2020

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by Maria De Bruyn, M.A., LMHCA

In the book, The Brothers Karamazov, we see the influence of a narcissistic dad, who is concerned mainly with power, lust, and money, and how it affects his children. Although his other brothers all have narcissistic tendencies, one of his children, Alyosha, seemed to have escaped the curse of narcissism. At a funeral for a young boy who had previously been bullied by other boys, Alyosha gives the boys this wise...

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