Satisfying relationships require effort from both partners. Relationship experts have spent several decades narrowing down practices that create health and growth, as well as habits that erode relationships. The following collection of handouts and videos are resources designed to support couples working to better their relationships.
Self-Care Houston, Episode 13: Randi Rubenstein joins Jennifer in a conversation about self-care and what that means as a mom.
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Self-Care Houston, Episode 12: Dr. Jeff Christian joins Jennifer in a conversation about
Self-Care Houston, Episode 11: In this solo podcast, Jennifer Christian continues her discussion about anxiety from Episode 10, Anxiety Cycle.
Healthy relationships are built by cultivating trust. But, what does that mean? In her recent talk, "The Anatomy of Trust,"
Self-Care Houston, Episode 5: Virgil Fry joins Jennifer in a conversation about the needs and challenges of self-care for caregivers. Virgil is the
Self-Care Houston, Episode 4: Chau Nguyen joins Jennifer in a conversation about abusive relationships, important resources and self-care. Chau is a social worker
Self-Care Houston, Episode 2: Chelsie Sargent joins Jennifer in a conversation about anger and self-care. Chelsie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified
Self-Care Houston, Episode 1: Shannon McLain joins Jennifer in a conversation about the practice of Self-Compassion. Shannon is a mind-body medicine
I am excited to introduce everyone to Waymon and his wife Charla. Waymon is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family
I am excited to do something a little different this week. Kim Fredrickson, counselor and author of the book, Give
by Jennifer Christian, LPC and Dr. Jeff M. Christian
Words of hate tear at the fabric of our society; words of kindness
With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought it would be a nice time to focus on the healing benefits of
I have noticed there seems to be way too much advice about relationships. If you struggle in your relationship, the conflicting opinions can
I often walk alongside couples struggling to understand what happened to the love they shared early on in their relationship. I find
If the title of this blog resonates with you, know that you are not alone. Many couples are currently navigating
Is My Relationship Abusive?
For those that wonder if a relationship is destructive, Leslie Vernick created an "Emotionally Destructive Relationship Quiz" to
Sue Johnson's article, "Losing a Loved One to Porn (and What You Can Do About It)" is an excellent resource for
I recently had the honor of facilitating a class about healthy relationship practices. During one discussion about the importance of
A loving kindness prayer uses words and images to evoke feelings of loving kindness toward oneself and others. According to the
Many of us want “happily ever after” relationships. How can we cultivate relationships that stand the test of time? Many
In his recent article, "The Difference Between Passive, Aggressive, and Assertive Communication," Guy Harris discusses the impact communication has on the
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie
I have so many
Through November, I will dedicate this blog to the practice of gratefulness in honor of the Thanksgiving holidays. David Steindl-Rast's TED Talk,
I recently wrote a blog post, "Wonder Woman Learns Healthy Boundaries," about how to create healthy relational boundaries and why
Communication breakdowns happen so easily in relationships. We often try really hard to be what our partner needs, but our efforts seem
I am excited to do something a little different this week. Kim Fredrickson, counselor and author of the book, Give Yourself a