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Our counseling services are provided in person to individuals and families in our outpatient clinics and day treatment facilities, and are available via secure video to individuals and organizations worldwide. These posts are about marriage and family in this modern world.

March 30, 2023

Am I doing OK? Mental health for teens starts with simple routines and habits

By Kara Witthuhn, School-Based Counselor, Christian Family Solutions Counseling Care & Services When it comes to mental health and wellness, it can be easy for busy […]
March 15, 2023

“I’m so stressed out! How can I manage it?” Helping teens work through stress

By Kara Witthuhn School-Based Counselor “I’m so stressed out! How can I manage it?” When we talk about stress, we often refer to it as negative. […]
March 15, 2023

What if I can’t? 5 steps for teens to feel their most confident under pressure

By Mary Gonring, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Christian Family Solutions It is the night before an important test. Or the moment before stepping on stage […]
March 1, 2023

How do I know if a relationship is healthy or unhealthy?

By Kara Witthuhn School-Based Counselor How do I know if a relationship is healthy or unhealthy? Great question, because how you navigate romantic relationships early in […]
February 28, 2023

Ten strategies to reduce arguing with your child

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Earlier in this series, we looked at reasons children might argue with their parents frequently—particularly children who have […]
February 28, 2023

Parenting an argumentative child

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Imagine this scenario: Your son has a project to do for an upcoming science fair. Yesterday he asked […]
February 28, 2023

Peer Specialists: For When Parents Feel Isolated

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist “I can do this!” That’s what I told myself when I was expecting my first child. My husband […]
February 28, 2023

Peer Specialists: A unique source of support for parents

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Children are an extraordinary blessing. Children who have extraordinary needs bring extra blessings along with extra challenges in […]
January 31, 2023

Postpartum reflections of a struggling, surviving, and saved mother

By Julie Straseske, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor and Educational Presenter This article first appeared on the WELS|ELS Christian Therapist Network website and is shared here with […]
January 4, 2022

Does video counseling actually work?

By Drew Dyrssen It’s 2022 and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives. Many continue to face restrictions, transitions, and health conditions, which have […]
December 20, 2021

Home for the Holidays: Practical Advice for Connecting with Your Children

By Katelyn Bolte, LPCC Child and Adolescent Services Program Manager 2021 – A year of more uncertainty and protocols. For some of us, the Christmas season […]
August 31, 2021

Serving Families in Crisis: Understanding What Is Needed in Light of the ‘One Thing Needed’

This article first appeared in Issues on Lutheran Education, a resource provided by the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education for Martin Luther College, New Ulm MN. By […]
June 1, 2021

Speak in Love: Communication for a Healthy Marriage

Effective communication is essential to having a healthy relationship. Being able to express your feelings and identify your needs with clarity is important for a happy […]
May 31, 2019

Understanding & Treating Childhood Trauma

By Zacharias Laughlin It is likely that each one of us will experience traumatic events at some point in our lives, though we may never attribute […]
February 5, 2019

How to REALLY Listen to Your Children

By Laura Reinke Parenting is tough. And no matter how many books you read, or parenting workshops you attend, you’re going to make mistakes. We are […]
December 23, 2018

Managing Christmas Expectations

By Kent Robinson It’s Christmas time! It’s a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ! It’s a […]
December 12, 2018

Family Peace at the Holidays

By Sheryl Cowling I bet you’ve seen it before. It is the iconic painting by Norman Rockwell known as I’ll Be Home for Christmas (also known […]
December 10, 2018

What’s Your Digital Resolution?

By Laura Reinke With New Year’s around the corner, most of the country is resolving to lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, quit drinking, or finally […]