Tom Russell - Heritage Christian Counseling Ministries
Every Thursday during the 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock hour, WVMC General Manager Scott Saunders and Tom Russell from Heritage Christian Counseling Ministries sit down and talk about issues facing the family.
Topic for April 17th, 23rd & 30th: Creating Family Memories
Our verse was Eph. 6:4: "And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord." (NKJ)
We don't have an outline for you, just memories from Tom's grown children about their favorite memories growing up, including:
When the kids weren't getting along, they were put in a room and instructed to work together to come up a family night activity.
Tom's driver's training program. It seemed to work well unless you wound up at an intersection in Lexington. Green doesn't always mean "Go"!
The dining room table was family bonding time. Mandy remembers "laughter".
Lesson learned...use the restroom BEFORE climbing Pikes peak.
Scott and Tom will get explanations to these situations and more Thursday mornings starting about 8:20. The key is that families can create memories of fun and laughter. Those memories become a building block for how your kids relate to others, including their spouse.
Topic for April 3rd and 10th: Marriage and Relationships
Verse is Romans 12:18 "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." NIV
Fighting Fair - Focus on the Family, Matthew D. Turvey 2008
John Gottman's Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - Excerpted from an article, “Marriage and Healthy” by Poonam Sharma, Ph.D.; further information and research can be found in Dr. John Gottman’s book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work”.