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By ChristianWorks / May 24, 2016

4 Ways We Reinforce Low Self-Esteem and Steps to Improve

Self-esteem is simply your evaluation of your own worth. Feeling good about yourself is vital to living a happy, healthy...

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By ChristianWorks / May 10, 2016

3 Steps to Handling Disagreements

We all want our relationships to be warm, happy and free of conflict, but in the real world this is...

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By ChristianWorks / April 21, 2016

Family Counseling – An Option For Many Situations

Each of us faces problems at various times, and when we do we usually think the burden of these problems...

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By ChristianWorks / March 23, 2016

Easter through the Eyes of a Grieving Child

Each week at GriefWorks, children and families gather to support each other through their...

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By ChristianWorks / November 5, 2015

How to Talk to Your Adopted Child about Bullying

Many adopted children are bullied and teased throughout their lives. Bullying of adoptees can center around race, gender, adoption status, development, social skills,...

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By ChristianWorks / October 6, 2015

Transracial Adoptee: Living in a Racially Complex World

Shortly after the Michael Brown case sparked the first protests in Ferguson, Missouri, an adoptive parent sat in my office...

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By ChristianWorks / October 2, 2015

Tragedy, Trauma and Death: Talking to Children about Death

When tragedy and death strike as they have in recent news headlines, we adults often feel the need to protect...

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By ChristianWorks / August 17, 2015

Helping Grieving Children Returning to School

Each August thousands of grieving children and teens return to the classroom in North Texas and around the U.S. after...

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By ChristianWorks / November 25, 2014

The Benefits of Theraplay

Theraplay ® is a great way to connect with your child, as well as have fun and explore your own...

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By ChristianWorks / March 5, 2014

Contrary to POPculture belief, Adoption has Evolved.

For those of you who love watching Downton Abbey these days, you will immediately understand why Edith’s story...

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By ChristianWorks / February 17, 2014

Common Barriers to Seeking Counseling

Many people who are experiencing tremendous pain in their lives, have difficulty seeking the services of a professional counselor. CounselingWorks...

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By ChristianWorks / November 18, 2013

Love Makes A Family

By: Katti Henderson Love Makes a Family. This has been our mantra throughout the last few years as my husband, Adam,...

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By ChristianWorks / October 17, 2013

Why Grieving Children Don’t Get The Help They Need

Children are often the overlooked mourners.  These young grievers unfortunately may never get their greatest emotional and spiritual needs met...

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By ChristianWorks / October 14, 2013

Children’s Grief from a Mother’s Point of View

I had no idea what I was supposed to do when my husband passed away and how to help my...

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By ChristianWorks / August 13, 2013

What Mourning Children Need Returning to School

This school year thousands of children and teens will be returning to the classroom in North Texas and around the...

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By ChristianWorks / August 12, 2013

When Life Gets Messy: Parenting After Divorce

By Laura Petherbridge Life as a single parent can be exhausting, frustrating, and fearful. However, it is possible to survive and even...

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By ChristianWorks / July 15, 2013

Do Texans Care About Kids? God Does!

By Rob Pine, Executive Director of ChristianWorks for Children ChristianWorks for Children is about the mental, emotional, and behavioral health of...

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By ChristianWorks / May 22, 2013

How to Talk to Your Kids After a Tragedy

By Kimberly J. Daily, MA, LPC From shootings and bombings to fires, tornados and other natural disasters, our nation has faced...

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By ChristianWorks / March 11, 2013

Keeping Communications Open

By: Kenneth J Doka, PhD Throughout a time of loss, it is critical to keep communication with a child open.  Only...

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By ChristianWorks / March 6, 2013

A Sacred Moment of Healing Made Possible by a Meal

You just never know how much you do for others can make a difference in their lives.  Recently ChristianWorks for...

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By ChristianWorks / December 29, 2012

Resolutions for a Healthy Spiritual Life

With the New Year 2013 looming ahead of us with unknown challenges and blessings, now is the time to continue...

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By ChristianWorks / December 17, 2012

What Does My Child Understand About Death and Grief?

We parents have an innate desire to protect our child from the “negative” things of life, but when death and tragedy strike...

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By ChristianWorks / November 26, 2012

Preparing for the Holiday Season

While you and I prepare for the holiday season just a few days away, many of our friends and loved...

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By ChristianWorks / November 12, 2012

Learning to Love as God Loves Us

This past weekend over one hundred and fifty couples had the opportunity to attend a marriage seminar presented by Gary...

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By ChristianWorks / September 11, 2012

Tragedy, Death and the Need to Remember

The culture we mourners live in is not grief-friendly. Well meaning friends and family tell us they were hoping that...

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By ChristianWorks / August 28, 2012

Prayer for the New School Year

As we begin preparing our children for the start of the school year let’s begin with prayer. Let us pray for...

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By ChristianWorks / August 14, 2012

When Things Don’t Add Up

Sometimes life comes at you so incredibly fast it is hard to know what the right thing is anymore.  Things...

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By ChristianWorks / August 12, 2012

Melanie’s Things to Consider When It Comes to School:

Change is tough no matter what--give your child time and a safe space to express his/her fears, concerns and excitement. 1. Go...

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By ChristianWorks / July 23, 2012

Resources That Help

I want to share a thought with you that really hit me after a recent phone call I answered at...

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By ChristianWorks / July 21, 2012

When Tragedy Strikes, Everything Changes

When death strikes, our world changes.  Suddenly we realize that the assumptions and beliefs we live by every day are...

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By ChristianWorks / July 2, 2012

Helping a Child in Grief

After the death of a loved one, mourning adult family members deal with their own emotional turmoil following the loss. ...

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By ChristianWorks / June 26, 2012

AdoptionWorks

We hope you got to tune in this past weekend on CounselingWorksNow, new radio program through ChristianWorks for Children, and...

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By ChristianWorks / June 4, 2012

Thanks for Supporting “Love Never Dies”

By GriefWorks Director Larry M. Barber, LPC-S, CT When our executive director Rob Pine first suggested that I author a grief...

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By ChristianWorks / May 30, 2012

Warts and All…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVKB6Uwq1oo (Revenge of the Frog) Poetic justice!  We humans just love it!  We can’t get enough of it.  Books are written, movies...

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By ChristianWorks / May 22, 2012

Improved Knowledge and Skillsets Added to Post Adoption Counseling Program

By 4:30 PM on Friday, May 18, 2012. Three ChristianWorks for Children staff were tired, yet excited. Last Friday marked...

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By ChristianWorks / May 7, 2012

Thank God for a Mother’s Love

This week, as we make plans to honor and celebrate our mothers, let’s remember to thank God for blessing us...

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By ChristianWorks / April 30, 2012

Pepperdine Lecture Marks 19 Years of a Grief Journey

By GriefWorks Director Larry M. Barber, LPC-S, CT This month of May I have the privilege of addressing a class at...

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By ChristianWorks / April 23, 2012

“Good Vibrations”

As a staff member at ChristianWorks for Children, you have a sweet window into people’s generosity, and you get to...

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By ChristianWorks / April 9, 2012

Life’s Storms

Last week’s storms and tornadoes seemed to roll in quickly and were unexpected by most. In my community the storms...

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By ChristianWorks / March 26, 2012

Food for Thought

One of my favorite daily devotional books is “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. Not only did today’s message serve as...

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By ChristianWorks / March 19, 2012

The Wilderness of Suicide Grief: Finding Your Way

Guest Blog DISPELLING THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SUICIDE AND GRIEF AND MOURNING by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D Misconception: A misconception is a mistaken notion...

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By ChristianWorks / March 15, 2012

The Nature of Creation

https://youtu.be/xHkq1edcbk4 If you took the time to watch the video you probably had the same reaction as me..."Wow!"  The sheer beauty...

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By ChristianWorks / February 27, 2012

Cooperation and Collaboration Work

A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart Ecclesiastes 4:12 Cooperation is seldom seen today in an effort to serve...

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By ChristianWorks / February 22, 2012

Fears and Worries

There’s a Monster in My Closet! “There’s a monster in my closet!”  How many times have you heard that at bed...

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By ChristianWorks / February 20, 2012

Adoption Insights and Connections

--Melanie Chung-Sherman, LCSW, LCPAA, PLLC.    Indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it...

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By ChristianWorks / February 15, 2012

Simple Joy

[embed]http://vimeo.com/30133754[/embed] Don’t you just love the little girl at the end of the video!  Despite all the attempts by the school...

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By ChristianWorks / February 10, 2012

Right On Time

Today, I wanted to share a devotional thought that I received from a friend.  It is from Joel and Victoria...

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By ChristianWorks / February 8, 2012

Stop the Excuses; Start Grieving and Healing

Grief is overflowing love for a person no longer physically present in our lives. Therefore, to stop grieving over a...

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By ChristianWorks / February 2, 2012

The Top Ten Things Kids of Divorce Need. . .

Immediate reassurance 

  • When children first find out that their parents are getting a divorce they may wonder what will happen to...

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By ChristianWorks / February 2, 2012

Words of Wisdom from Abraham Lincoln

Today as we take time to honor our Presidents, here are some words of wisdom from our 16th president, Abraham...

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Older blogs

January 2012
  1. As I am Traveling • link
  2. Calling all African-American Families! • link
  3. Mulligans • link
  4. An Adoptee’s Identity: Waiting OnThe Lord • link
  5. Camp Erin Dallas/Fort Worth 2012 • link
  6. SHARING AND CARING AT GRIEFWORKS • link
  7. Monica Epperson answers, “Why Children of Divorce?” • link
  8. Fields of the Fatherless • link
  9. KidWorks Quiz • link
  10. The Beauty of Love • link
  11. Always on Time! • link
  12. New Year • link
  13. A New Beginning • link
December 2011
  1. Happy New Year • link
  2. Children and Grief: A Personal Story • link
  3. PREDICTIONS for 2012 • link
  4. ChristianWorks Hits the Big Leagues! • link
  5. Through the eyes of a child • link
  6. Remembering Loved Ones • link
  7. And the winner is…… • link
  8. Adoptee’s Spiritual Needs • link
  9. Confessions of a Self-Proclaimed Christmas Junkie • link
  10. Who Doesn’t Love a Contest? • link
  11. The Importance of Remembering Lost Loved Ones • link
  12. ChristianWorks Giving Children Voice and Choice • link
  13. Top Ten Reasons I Love Working at ChristianWorks for Children • link
November 2011
  1. KidWorks can help children of divorce during the Holidays • link
  2. “HEART PRINTS” • link
  3. Adoption Works Fun Facts • link
  4. Give Thanks • link
  5. Adoption Counseling • link
  6. Wrapping up Camp Erin DFW 2011 • link
  7. GriefWorks & ChristianWorks Ask You to ?Remember Grieving Children during the Holidays • link
  8. Our Mission • link
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