By Paula Marchman, M.A., L.P.C. In my experience as a counselor, I am blessed to be present with many individuals and families on their journey to getting healthier in relationship not only with others but with themselves and with God. During my internship, I counseled a family that included their[…} Read more….
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Children, when we capture their attention, are models of “active listening”. They listen with their eyes, their minds and hearts as well as their ears. Children need to belong, and they learn how to belong as they grow. They discover that certain responses from others give them a feeling of belonging. We reach our children by connecting to their core, their heart. Read more….
The Family Life Ministry is excited to continue our “Tea Talk Traditions” series with Jocelyn Mathewes. Jocelyn is the wife of +Fr. Stephen Mathewes of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Bluff City, Tennessee. Jocelyn is also a mother and photographer and we are eager to introduce her ministry, Women[…} Read more….
There is something to say about taking a break in the hurry of your day and finding a gentle place to sip a bit of tea or a warm cup of coffee especially with a friend. The memory of my Yia-Yia Sophia (my grandmother) and her best friend Athena[…} Read more….
Paula Marchman, MA, LPC, offers thoughts on the needs of children, listening to them, relating to them, offering them guidance, and leading them toward Christ.
The last in her series about space, Paula Marchman, MA, LPC, shares a few thoughts on self-care.
As a follow up to her previous post on Sacred Space, Paula Marchman MA, LPC, discusses reframing your space.
Like most brides-to-be, her nervousness showed as she spoke of her wedding that was less than a week away. It was so refreshing to hear what was important to her was not only the details concerning her wedding day but also her focus for the days and the years that[…} Read more….
By Paula Marchman, MA, LAPC When I ponder on the blessings of parenting, I begin with Adam as written in the book of Genesis. The scriptures describe his walks in the garden with God, his Father. I think of how engaged every aspect of his senses must have been with[…} Read more….