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Parent Workshop (July 29th) – Learn how you can protect your kids from pornography and its effects

 

If you have kids that use your smart phone, tablet or computer, this workshop is for you!  Join us this Saturday, July 29th from 9am to 12pm in the Compass Center to learn how you can protect your kids from pornography and its effects.

This is for parents or caregivers of children all ages.  You will learn up to date information and practical skills to help protect kids.

Please call the office at 817.906.1111 to sign up.

Snacks will be served!

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Featured||Comments Off on Parent Workshop (July 29th) – Learn how you can protect your kids from pornography and its effects

PORN: STEPS TO EDUCATE & PROTECT KIDS

Parent Workshop:
Recent research shows the average age that children are exposed to pornography is 6-9 years old. Most early exposure to pornography is accidental. As a parent, how do you navigate educating and protecting children in a developmentally appropriate way? This workshop is designed to give parents and caregivers the tools they need to protect and educate kids.

Presentation by:
Kimberly Stoll
Child Counselor at HIS Story Coaching and Counseling
Saturday, July 29, 2017 
9:00am – 12:00pm
Compass Center, Room 310
4201 Pool Road Grapevine, TX
$25 per person or $40 per couple
Pre-Register to save your spot!
Call: 817.906.1111
Email: infor@his-story.org

By |July 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Featured||Comments Off on PORN: STEPS TO EDUCATE & PROTECT KIDS

We are less than a week away from our workshop – Say Goodbye to Shame!

We are less than a week away from our workshop – Say Goodbye to Shame!

It is happening THIS SATURDAY and it’s not too late to sign up! At this workshop you will learn what shame is, where it comes from and truth and skills to transform this emotion so you can live more joyfully.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Watch “Carried shame” on YouTube from Bonnie:

June 17th 9 to 12 at the Compass Center

RSVP to info@his-story.org

$30 if you pay ahead, $35 if you pay at the door

Women 16 and up welcome ~ Some partial scholarships available

Brunch included!

By |June 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Featured||Comments Off on We are less than a week away from our workshop – Say Goodbye to Shame!

Say Goodbye to Shame—Learn to Accept Yourself

Join us to learn what shame is, where it comes from and how to overcome it.

Watch this fabulous quick lesson on shame from Bonnie:

June 17th 9 to 12 at the Compass Center
RSVP to info@his-story.org
$30 if you pay ahead, $35 if you pay at the door
Women 16 and up welcome ~ Some partial scholarships available
Brunch included!

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Featured||Comments Off on Say Goodbye to Shame—Learn to Accept Yourself

Learning to Accept Yourself (w/ Special Video from Bonnie)

Say Goodbye to Shame—Learn to Accept Yourself

Join us to learn what shame is, where it comes from and how to overcome it.
Watch this fabulous quick lesson on shame from Bonnie:

June 17th 9 to 12 at the Compass Center

RSVP to info@his-story.org
$30 if you pay ahead, $35 if you pay at the door
Women 16 and up welcome ~ Some partial scholarships available
Brunch included!

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Featured||Comments Off on Learning to Accept Yourself (w/ Special Video from Bonnie)

Don’t let shame block you from your potential to love and be loved

Say Goodbye to Shame—Learn to Accept Yourself

It pays to take a closer look at the hard to spot and very overwhelming feeling of shame, but it is so worth it.

Don’t let shame block you from your potential to love and be loved.

Join us to learn what shame is, where it comes from and how to overcome it.
June 17th 9 to 12 at the Compass Center.
RSVP to info@his-story.org $30 if you pay ahead, $35 if you pay at the door.
Women 16 and up welcome.
Brunch included.  Some partial scholarships available

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Featured||Comments Off on Don’t let shame block you from your potential to love and be loved

Honoring Others: Creating Connectedness

Have you ever felt frustrated because you believe someone you love doesn’t understand what you are communicating? This can ignite a fire of anger and hurt feelings because we long for the other person to “understand” our point of view.  However, often we are actually trying to get them to agree with us rather than understand, and that is why we become frustrated. We confuse lack of agreement as meaning the person doesn’t understand us.

We operate under the mistaken belief that if we just state our case clearly enough or with enough conviction, then they will agree with us.

This confusion between agreeing and understanding fuels many relationship problems.  However, what if agreement is not the ultimate goal?   Is it possible to understand someone’s position, yet disagree with their line of thinking?   The answer is yes, we can disagree but understand.  However, understanding is not often enough to put out the fire, but honor is. When we honor someone we give their thoughts and feelings value, even if we don’t agree.  Essentially, we communicate, although I disagree, I will honor you by honoring your request.   So this may look like doing a task that you don’t agree needs to be done, but honoring the person with the action anyways.   It might be not engaging in something a loved one sees as harmful to them or you.   No matter how it takes place, honoring the other is the solution because it values the other person. Understanding followed by honoring the others thoughts can extinguish the flames and create more connectedness.

By |May 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Featured, Uncategorized||1 Comment

Courageous Moments

We don’t remember the days of our lives . . . we remember the moments. One of the leaders I’ve watched experience transformational growth just described his experience as; “One of the single most significant moments in my life.”

Transformational moments can’t be predicted or manufactured. They happen suddenly and unexpectedly. While we can’t guarantee when they will happen, we can almost guarantee when they won’t happen. I’ve never had a marker moment when I was merely watching TV or washing my car.

The moments that have shaped me the most have all happened in conversation.Not the casual sort, but the courageous kind that springs from the soil of mutual trust. In her bestselling books, Brene Brown repeatedly talks about courage as a “heart” word. She reminds us that the root of the word courage is cor ― the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant, “to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”

I just had another conversation like that. God has graced me with dozens of quality connections with leaders around the country ― virtually all of them are men younger than I. No surprise there, right? What surprises some is that one of the men I enjoy a head and heart connection with happens to be my successor. In the opinion of some that’s not only unlikely, that’s impossible. Some think that leaders in transition (the one going out and the one coming in) are competitors, not allies. After three years the jury is no longer out on the health of our relationship. It’s strong and that’s no accident. We both dare to speak our mind by telling all of our heart.

Courage isn’t neck up, it’s heart up. Until we are willing to be transparent and […]

By |March 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Featured, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Courageous Moments

Change Starts with You!

 

 

If you have been married longer than a day, you have probably found yourself blaming your spouse from some issue in your marriage.  It is easy to get into the trap of thinking,“If only he would________, then I would __________.”  You can fill in the blanks with any issue or problem, and the formula will yield the same result: no result.  The “if only” mindset leaves you focused on the issue and what you believe are the problems in your spouse and keep you stuck in a cycle of frustration and stagnation.

However, there is hope!  You just need a new formula.  Instead of “if only he would_____________, then I would_____________,” formula, try “I will _____________.”  The truth is change starts with you!   If you will begin to focus on your behavior and take responsibility for what you are responsible for, you can begin to create change in yourself, which can lead to change in your marriage.  Try thinking of one thing that you can do different today.  Maybe you can stop rolling your eyes, or pick up your mess without commenting on his.  No matter how small the behavioral change, focus on you.   Change starts with you!

If you or your spouse are interested in learning more skills to help improve the quality of your marriage, consider coming to the 7 Principles That Make Marriage Work  workshop on February 13th from 9 to 12 in the Compass Center.  For more info on the event, see the Workshop tab on our website.

By |February 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Featured, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Change Starts with You!

The Greatest Gift

 

Christmas is almost here. As you read, many of you are anticipating what you will open on Christmas morning, hoping at least one of the gifts from your list will be there.  Some of you are awaiting the grinning faces of your children opening gifts that you dutifully and joyfully purchased and wrapped.   While others know there will be no gifts under the tree this year, or maybe no tree at all.

The truth is none of this matters.  Now, don’t get me wrong. I believe that Christmas matters, but the gifts don’t.  The gifts that can come under a tree, are only things.  You can have all the things in the world or no things at all and be empty.  Whether you are rich or poor, you have a family to celebrate with or no family at all, and no matter how many gifts you will give or receive.  I want you to consider this simple truth.  The greatest gift has already been given. It is the person of Jesus.   Who, in all of his majesty and glory was born from a virgin’s womb, sent to the Earth by God the Father to live, die, and resurrect to save us all.  That is the greatest gift of Christmas.

This Christmas, I want you to focus on this great gift, Jesus.   Have you received this gift?   Does your life show the evidence of having received this gift?   How can you share this gift with someone else this Christmas?  Let Jesus change everything this Christmas.  Let him quiet your mind, fill your heart and be fully present with him in this moment. The greatest gift will fill you with joy in spite of your Christmas circumstances.   Soak up […]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Featured, Uncategorized||Comments Off on The Greatest Gift