Families Matter workshops provide quality Christian education and support related to all facets of family life. Our workshops host highly qualified guest speakers that cover a range of topics for families that include communicating effectively, maintaining family fitness, managing spiritual family time, developing life skills, modifying behavior at home, responding to crisis, and healing from grief. There are kinetic activities that bring the whole family together and sessions for kids that show them how to express themselves in positive ways, have fun with healthy food, and how to respect the needs of others. Interspersed between the highly informative sessions for adults and kids is a variety of live music as well as great food!
This highly unique format allows for the perfect balance between moments of levity, reflection, and fellowship and discussions that are enlightening, informative, and practical in nature. Not only do these workshops provide insight, they are also fun! Speakers provide literature and resources that allow each participant to follow-up and obtain additional information about each topic after leaving the workshop.
NEXT WORKSHOP: TBD
Location: Christian Professional Counseling
2868 Summer Oaks Drive Suite 103/ Bartlett, TN 38134
An painful or traumatic experience is a harmful or threatening event that is outside the range of normal experience and beyond control. These experiences can be life altering by negatively influencing the way people think and feel about themselves, others, and God. Additionally, intense emotional reactions can be triggered in normal daily life long after an adverse experience. The post-traumatic stress can be so troubling, that many experience thoughts of suicide and some attempt or complete suicide. Painful life experiences include:
Only 29% of people with post-traumatic stress symptoms report contacting a mental health professional in the past year, and among the subset with severe depression, only 39% reported contact.
More than 2/3 of post-traumatic stress cases go unreported, for reasons varying from fear of losing employment to fear of rejection from loved ones.
We believe in Jeremiah 29:11!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
This event is free of charge. (Donations are accepted.)
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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”