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Avoid Burnout for You and Your Family with Eliza Huie

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In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host Rush Witt speaks with Eliza Huie, Director of Counseling at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, VA. They discuss Christian self-care, the relentless pressure to keep up with modern life, and the concerning problem of burnout among adults and children. Timestamps: 1:30 – Welcome4:00 – What first interested you about the topics of self-care...

Helping Men Lead Their Families with Grace

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Ice skating is considered one of the most graceful of sports. Skaters appear to jump and twirl effortlessly, to the delight of the audience. But the grace with which they perform requires great strength and sacrifice of time and energy. Grace, therefore, while beautiful to behold, is not weakness. The same is true for husbands leading their families. Like a skater, leading your family with grace...

Comforting Your Child When Something Scary Happens

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The world can be a scary place, and any number of experiences can prove to be traumatic for a young child. Something Scary Happened by Darby A. Strickland helps children process their feelings after experiencing trauma and provides comfort through the story of a little lamb named Miles. Miles is a happy little lamb until something bad happens. All of a sudden, Miles feels like he is alone in a...

Positioning Yourself Where the Son Can Do the Work

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Solitude is the furnace of transformation. —Henri Nouwen, The Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers Our next-door neighbor Jennifer often makes us pickles. They’re about as close to perfect as a pickle could possibly be. Last week she brought over a jar and told me not to open it for forty-eight hours. I stared at the thing on the counter and my mouth started...

Navigating Your Teen’s Mental Health Struggles

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When teenagers struggle with their mental health, it’s often hard to know why and how to help. Their difficulties could be due to a variety of reasons: harm done to them, choices they have made, inherent struggles and brokenness, and learned behavior (just to name a few). In any struggle, we want our kids to know they are not alone. The One who created them always goes with them, goes before...

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