MIND MATTERS

My Brain on Relationships

Last weekend my husband and I went for our “almost” daily walk around the neighborhood.  We have a particular route we always follow and on this day our 3 dogs thought it would be beneficial for us to bring them along.  My husband...

Hi, my name is Breanna and I am the daughter of two therapists. I feel like it’s a disclaimer I should introduce myself with. “Forgive me while I analyze your continual need for affirmation, but did you have an absent father?”  I joke that growing up in our house was...

September 12, 2016

I grew up in the 70‘s & 80’s and most of my memories include songs from that era. We always had a radio on whether we were in the house, in the car or out in the yard. I love music! It is funny how words partnered with a tune can stay in your memory forever.  “We Are...

May 28, 2015

In the last blog I suggested we need grace more than we can imagine.  We need it all the time and in every matter.  We need grace to feel secure and be secure about who we are, and we need grace to learn from our weaknesses.

 

Another very specific need for grace...

October 6, 2014

In our culture, licenses are a big deal. You get a driver’s license at 16, a hunter’s license, brain surgeons need a special license etc. Almost everything that has the power of life and death requires a license, except one thing – your mouth. Actually not so much th...

August 21, 2013

last week we began the discussion of what destroys and what builds relationships. If you have not had a chance to read last week’s post, be sure to check it out.

 

Proverbs 29:25 tells us that “the fear of human opinion disables”. Insecurity plagues and destroys our re...

February 11, 2013

One day in graduate school I heard the professor say the phrase, “If it’s a pattern, it’s a problem.”  He or she (I can’t remember who the professor was or even what subject it was) had probably said that before.  However, that day it lodged in my thinking and I’ve n...

January 7, 2013

I described in the previous three blog posts the dilemma of unforgiveness and bitterness in our lives.  The metaphor of a “hate bus” was used to describe how we go through life experiencing various kinds of hurtful offenses from minor to major events. Be sure to read...

December 17, 2012

In my last two posts I described a metaphor of how we all tend to become bitter and unforgiving by holding on to offenses we have experienced in our lives.  The metaphor was that of a bus which is termed the “hate bus”. The “hate bus” is used to describe how we go th...

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