Jennifer Murphy

Tip 24 – Forgive someone.

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Tip 24 – Forgive someone.

Office Coordinator Jennifer Murphy believes that it takes more energy to hold on to animosity and guilt than it does to accept and forgive.  Forgiveness does necessarily take away what may have happened, but it does allow for understanding and the ability to move on. While forgiveness is needed in healthy relationships, it is actually a gift for yourself rather than for others.  Is there someone you need to forgive?  Maybe you need to forgive yourself?  On this Christmas Eve, take time to think about who needs your forgiveness.  “Forgift” yourself this season!  Allow yourself to let go of the past so you can enjoy the present.

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New Day-Entering Year TEN!

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“In the night there are many tears, but JOY comes in the New Day!” Psalm 30:5 New Day for Children of Divorce is a unique and special program!  In the words of a past fifth grade participant, “New Day is the only place I can truly be me!”  What a powerful statement.  With all of the hours in a month, this young participant felt himself for only four of them.  This is a great testimony for the value of the New Day program. New Day is a directional support group for families of divorces and the program takes over Second Presbyterian Church two Tuesdays per month.  After completing the enrollment process, parents and children (ages 3 years-8th grade) join other...

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Each day in the United States, more than five children will die as a result of child abuse. Child abuse includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, as well as neglect. It occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions, and by people of all levels of education. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a reminder that we must work together as a community to protect our children and support families. While parents and caregivers play the most important role in giving children a safe and stable environment, keeping our children healthy requires the help of everybody, from friends and neighbors to teachers and others...

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Relationship Tip 13- Model Love For Others

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Relationship Tip 13- Model Love For Others

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show, express,…and model love for others.  Office Coordinator Jennifer Murphy believes this is especially important for parents since children learn how to express their feelings by watching their parents and caregivers.  Use Valentine’s Day as a time when you model healthy expressions of love and teach your children how to express their appreciation of others.  In addition to telling your partner how much you appreciate them, make sure to tell your children the same.

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New Year’s Resolution-Forgive Yourself!

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By: Jennifer Murphy With each New Year brings an opportunity to set out on a new journey.  Or, as some may say, a New Year’s resolution.  According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, of those people who make New Year’s resolutions, 75% of them are able to maintain the resolution through the first week.  However, as time passes, percentages go down and only about 46% actually maintain their resolution past six months.   Why is maintaining a resolution so difficult?  Why is setting out on a new journey so troubling? Why?  Simply put, because change is hard. As Christians, we are called to transform our lives and be more Christ like.  However, transformation...

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New Day for Children of Divorce

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“In the night there are many tears, but JOY comes in the New Day!” Psalm 30:5 New Day for Children of Divorce is a unique and special program! In the words of a past fifth grade participant, “New Day is the only place I can truly be me!” What a powerful statement. With all of the hours in a month, this young participant felt himself for only four of them. This is a great testimony for the value of the New Day program. New Day is a directional support group for families of divorces and the program takes over Second Presbyterian Church two Tuesdays per month. After completing the enrollment process, parents and children (ages 3 years-8th grade) join other families,...

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