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Four Steps to truly L-O-V-E the Ones we Love

Love is more than an emotion … love is an ACTION.  Love is a CHOICE.  Love is active and the power of love is that it acts out even when our emotions are lagging.  All of our relationships  are improved as we learn to love.

The crazy thing with our relationships is that it is often more difficult to truly love those with whom we are the closest … both in proximity and intimacy.  There are times when the struggles and circumstances of life makes our loved ones appear (or even become) unlovely and unlovable

Is Premarital Counseling Really Necessary?

I'm  Scott Kirk, and I'm passionate about helping couples have the wedding and the marriage of their dreams!

If you are engaged and would like to start your marriage on a solid foundation, I would love to help you!

Our  Living Water  team is here to serve you!


When you learned to drive as a teenager, chances are that you signed up for a state-mandated driver’s training courseStudies show that individuals who invest in golf lessons before they begin playing 18 holes with their friends avoid learning bad habits that become ingrained in their game and are difficult to break.

Video: Giving is the Best Communication

Are you stuck?  Trapped?  Feeling like life just isn't getting any better?

What do you do?  How do you move forward?

Sometimes the best way to move forward ... is to help someone else.

Click on the image below to watch this moving 3 minute video and let us know what you think.










AtLiving Water Counseling, we would like to help you find Hope, Healing, and Joy!

Contact one of our counselorsand begin your own journey to wholeness.  

Sometimes "paying it forward" begins with one step forward.

Loving Your Loved Ones through Acts of Service

There are many ways that we express love to those who are close to us, but each of us has a primary LoveLanguage. 



Gary Chapman in his book Love Languages shares the five different LoveLanguages as … 
1. Physical Touch
2. Quality Time
3. Receiving Gifts
4. Acts of Service
5. Words of Affirmation

While there are five different LoveLanguages, discovering the primary LoveLanguage of those who are closest to us, allows us to express our love to them in ways that they can truly feel.

Yesterday I shared that our son’s LoveLanguage is Quality Time.

Four Tips for Expressing Love through Quality Time LoveLanguage

When I was 16 years old, I drove a Volkswagen bug.  When my gas gauge began to get low, I would pull into the gas station, take out a $10 bill (I know … that doesn’t work anymore) and“fill the tank”with fuel.

In the same way, each of us have a“love tank”that needs to be filled on a regular basis. 

Author, Gary Chapman, calls this concept ourLoveLanguage.  

Chapman lists five differentLoveLanguages
1. Physical Touch
2. Quality Time
3. Receiving Gifts
4. Acts of Service
5. Words of Affirmation

Four Steps to truly L-O-V-E our Loved Ones

This month we have been focusing our attention on the most important ingredient in our relationships … LOVE.

Love is more than an emotion … love is an action.  Love is active and the power of love is that it acts out even when our emotions are lagging.  All of our relationships  are improved as we learn to love.

The crazy thing with our relationships is thatit is often more difficult to truly love those with whom we are the closest… both in proximity and intimacy. There are times when the struggles and circumstances of life makes our loved ones appear (or even become) unlovely and unlovable

The Five Love Languages

What is your Love Language?

Each of us has a "love language" ... butseldom do a husband and wife have the same primary love language.

All three of my children have different "love languages".

Knowing the love languages of those you love allows you to "fill their love tanks" in very real and tangible ways.

Watch this video as a lead into this week's blogs as we help you explore how to "discover" and then "speak" your loved ones "love language".

Helping Your Children Find Their "Sweet Spot"

There's nothing much greater than finding your niche.  

Have you found your "sweet spot"?  Your purpose? ... The place you "belong"?

Your "sweet spot" is a great place to discover!

I think the only thing that is more rewarding than finding your own “sweet spot” is helping your children discover theirs.

When my daughter Kelsey was three years old we enrolled her in preschool.  We were excited for her to have an amazing experience in preschool.

We quickly discovered though that preschool was not her "sweet spot".

Thursday Nights with My Kids

Thursday nights have been special for me as a dad. 

You see … my wife works on Thursdays and while I've been bummed to not have her with us on these nights - it has created some really unique times for me and my kids to share.  I cherish my Thursday nights.

I'll never forget my first Thursday night without Kathy. 

It was her first night back at work and as a new dad, I had the night all planned out for me and my infant daughter. I would have dinner and Kaitlyn would have her bottle.

How Do You Spell Love?

The debate continues.  Parents ask the question, “As we raise our kids, what's more important QUALITY time or QUANTITY time?” 

The answer is simple … “Both!”

My son spells love “T-I-M -E”

11 years old, Jake is a ball of energy. He loves time with his mom and dad. For Jake what's most important is time  ... QUALITY and QUANTITY.

Whether it's a walk on the beach, playing catch in the front yard, or sitting on the couch together watching television … Jake loves time with us.

Nothing builds up Jake quicker than a surprise of me coming home early just to hang out with him.
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