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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Married But Feel Single

Valentine’s Day is for sweethearts, but what happens when the thought of celebrating Valentine’s Day conjures up more disappointment than it does romance? Maybe you’re like many of the women in my counseling practice who are married but…
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8 Surprising Reasons You Have Trouble Making Quality Friends

Gone are the days when you could run next door to the neighbor’s house, knock on the door, ask if Susie could come out and play, and instantly you were friends. Granted, our requirements for our friends back then were simple: Be nice and…
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6 Deadly Traps That Keep You Reliving the Past

“You can’t see where you’re going if you keep looking in the rearview mirror.”   Whether you are struggling with guilt over something you’ve done or the hurt others have caused you, letting go of the past can be so hard…
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7 Strategies to Be More Than Conquerors

“We are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us”  Romans 8:37   There is one thing that all successful people have in common. It’s not money and it’s not circumstances. It’s the way they think.   Whether…
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5 Tips to Keep Toxic Family Members from Ruining Your Holidays

Do you have toxic family members that make you dread the holidays? Maybe you do a great job avoiding them all year but you twitch at the thought of getting together with them on Christmas. Toxic people are all around us. Perhaps you’ve…

Do You Need To Ditch Christmas?

The holidays are a time of celebration, filled with parties, food and gift-giving. But what happens when the holidays feel like more of an obligation than a celebration? You have likely heard the term “codependent,” but I’m guessing…
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3 Mindsets That Are Killing Your Dreams

What are the desires of your heart? Do you have a dream? A desire burning deep within for something better or something more in your life, whether it’s money, love, peace, or something else equally important?   Maybe you had a dream…
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Is it OK to Be a Control Freak?

Hi, I’m Kris Reece and I’m a recovering control freak. I lived many decades of my life trying desperately to control other people and situations. In classic control freak fashion, I would justify all of my actions by saying things…
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How to Stop Feeling Selfish about Your Self-Care

The Bible says we are to deny ourselves and take up our cross (Matt 16:24). I’ve met many women who take this to mean that you need to be there for everyone every time they need you for something. If you’re like these women, here’s…
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9 Signs That Your Relationship is in Trouble

It’s our 10th anniversary and we’ve never had a fight” — that statement is something only uttered by a couple who is either lying through their teeth or have never spent a significant amount of time together. Relationships have…