Entries by Newport Beach Christian Counselor

15 Date Ideas for Couples

One of the main purposes of dating is for two people to spend quality time together, connect with one another, share experiences, and get to know each other better. Looking for some fresh date ideas for couples? Here are fifteen suggestions below. At the beginning of a relationship, dating provides an opportunity to explore your […]

Common Symptoms of Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Reactive attachment disorder, also known as RAD, is a condition that affects a child’s ability to bond with significant people in his or her life due to his or her emotional needs going unmet during infancy or serious abuse or neglect. It is most likely to occur in children who live in orphanages or other […]

On Mates and Marriages: Navigating Conflict and Life as a Team

We have an enemy who leverages assault against all that God has created and approved. It may not surprise us that Satan opposes the image of God, in us as individuals, couples, families, and communities. We see the enemy launch divisive attacks on marriage generally, but we feel it when it seeks to dissolve our […]

Building Self-Esteem One Choice at a Time

Building self-esteem and increasing confidence starts with making the right choices at the right time. When we consistently make productive choices and act on them, we see a boost in our confidence and how we think about ourselves. No longer do we believe the nonsense that we are not smart enough, attractive enough, or productive […]

Burnout, Boundaries, and Balance: Navigating Codependency at Work

Between deadlines and competing demands, responsibilities at work can destabilize us and cause us to feel overwhelmed when serving the marketplace with our gifts. This may encumber us with an unnecessary burden of responsibility, goading us into codependency at work, trying to save the world and our workplace. Although there are tasks to manage, codependency […]