Author: Laura Demetrician

The Narrow Sidewalk

March 18, 2013
I just passed two couples walking while in my neighborhood. The first couple, togive you a visual picture, was rather ordinary from the first glance. They wore old, dirty tennis...

Your Body is Speaking to You

January 25, 2013
In and out of history and cultures, we human beings have acknowledged that our mental and emotional state is somehow related to our physical state.  But for some reason, it...

Pain

January 2, 2013
We live in a world with pain; intense, distant pain of senseless tragedy and heartache. Pain so close it can eat at our soul. We long for safety. We hope...

Parenting Environment

September 3, 2012
It is a constant struggle to muster up the energy to parent.  Boundaries need to be stated, reinforced, restated, re-reinforced, and on and on it goes until you think you...

Fighting for Your Marriage All By Yourself

July 30, 2012
It is a difficult and lonely place to be, to work on a marriage (or any relationship) when the other has no interest in counseling, marriage seminars, relationship books, or...

Cleaning Up

May 24, 2012
My youngest daughter is notorious for having a difficult time following instructions.  As a younger child, she had a difficult time remembering and staying focused on the instructions given.  Now...

Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

April 16, 2012
Childhood sexual abuse ranks right up there for the top fears of parents.  There are many ways that we can love our children.  Protecting them from harm should be one...

The Discipline of Restraint

January 24, 2012
There are times in life when NOT doing something can usher in a sacred moment.  I had one recently.  I learned a lot from this moment, and I want to...

Withdrawing – What is that Communicating?

December 16, 2011
One of the first things I remember learning in my training as Marriage and Family Therapist is this fact from communication theory: “One cannot NOT communicate.” The communication axiom, “One...

Think Less About My Marriage?

November 7, 2011
When we are in a place of marital distress, there are several natural responses that may be working against us.  One of those responses is to spend every waking (and...
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