Coming December 7th: The number One requested topic from our listeners in our recent poll. What is spiritual maturity? What do you do with doubt? How do spiritual practices/disciplines affect your spiritual growth? How does a crisis of faith impact your spiritual maturity?
Question: What has been the most important factor in your spiritual growth?
November 30th: Dr Carol and Al talk about family drama at the Christmas season: stepfamilies, in-laws, multiple generations, and more. We offer advice on how to get through the holidays without becoming trapped in the drama. Dr Carol talks with a man whose girlfriend’s teenage daughter is taking advantage of her mother, a man who wonders whether to attend a holiday gathering involving his ex-wife’s family and their children, and a grandmother worried about her granddaughter.
Dr. Carol’s weekly Memo: “Christmas is a time when even normal families can feel extra stress. And what if yours is not a so-called “normal” family? What if you and your ex are fighting over who gets the kids, and when? What if both sets of in-laws expect you to spend the holidays with them this year? What if several generations in your family have very different needs during this holiday season?
The fact is, your family is probably far from perfect. Unless you’re one of the mythical Cleavers, Christmas probably won’t turn out exactly the way you might wish. Some people in your family may end up being very unhappy, perhaps with you. You may have to spend time around people you don’t like at all. Your efforts to try and make everything wonderful may fall flat, or even lead to more misunderstanding.
So here’s the important tip. …”
Watch the Saturday Memo here:
Highlights from the always changing, often exciting, world of medical news. This week, stories include the US Supreme Court’s decision to hear 2 challenges to Obamacare, and the impact of physical activity on ageing.
- Smart Stepfamilies: blended families are always challenging, especially around the holidays.
Dr Carol’s post: 5 Ways to Get Through the Holidays Happier and Healthier
- Dr Carol’s post: 5 Tips for Getting Past the Drama
- Dr Carol’s post: Your Family of Origin
This is only a sample of resources available. Keep looking until you find some help!
As we say every week on the program, “May God richly bless you. Now Go, and Live Well!”
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