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The resources on these pages or anywhere in the blog are not intended to substitute for a clinical counseling relationship, or to be used as medical or counseling advise or intervention. Making use of the tips, applying the content, or any engagement the reader may have with the pages and posts of this blog site, does not represent a professional counseling relationship or personal relationship with Christina L. Russell, LPC, NCC or Counseling Center for Living Well, PLLC.

Establishing a Marriage Relationship

How to Strengthen Your Marriage Commitment  God has repeatedly addressed the significance of honoring the marriage relationship and especially the sexual relationship within it. Hebrews 13:4  4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for … Continue reading

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Becoming One

What does it mean to “become one?” Genesis 2:20b-25 But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Brain

Do you take good care of your mind? Are your thoughts making your sick? There are a number of reasons we have negative thought patterns. Some have habitual thoughts so deeply ingrained they are unaware of the destructive self talk. … Continue reading

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It is Not Good to be Alone.

What is your relationship status? Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 (NIV) 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, … Continue reading

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It’s NOT all about me!

How do you make your partner feel? We are typically eager to declare how our partners make us feel, but do you ever think about how you make him/her feel? Consider today ways you can encourage, inspire, support, or show … Continue reading

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Suffering and Tragedy

The image of parents and siblings standing outside an elementary school destroyed by a tornado, wondering if the children will be rescued alive–struck me deeply last night. It is so very hard to really look at tragedy. Growing up reading … Continue reading

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New Stone Oak Location!

I am excited to share I’ve recently relocated to 18838 Stone Oak Pkwy Suite 103, in the Crystal Building next door to the Children’s Center of Stone Oak and Monarch Dental. The new Stone Oak counseling office is home for … Continue reading

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Tip Sheet for Preparing for Marriage

Keeping Marriage Strong is a guide for couples preparing for marriage. Married couples will find helpful tips here as well. Keeping Marriage Strong Open Communication Daily attention to relationship and sharing of personal stressors Discuss dreams and learn how to … Continue reading

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Tip Sheet for Relationships

Communication is often less about what is said and more about what is believed. Consider the following ideas to give more meaning and purpose to your thoughts and actions in your relationship. Your Partner is Your Ministry Psalm 19:14 (NIV) … Continue reading

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Tip Sheet for Emotional Regulation

Distract NOT Destruct 1. Pleasurable activity that you are not going to regret 2. Focus on someone else’s needs 3. Spend time reconnecting with God 4. Get outside 5. Exercise Other Feeling 1. What else could you be or are … Continue reading

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