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So far John DeRuyter has created 14 blog entries.

Hope Counseling Center Fundraiser

HOPE COUNSELING CENTER FUND RAISER May 15th at 7:00 At The Banks Alehouse, 1243 Old Steese Highway        Come join us for a Paintnite of creative fun!       For more information and tickets

What Girls Wish Their Daddies Knew

I’m spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting

Springtime in Alaska, a Time of Reawakening and a Time of Struggle.

  Springtime in Alaska posts a sad statistic. The number of homicides, assaults and other forms of bad behavior is on the rise. Tragically, suicides also increase during the months of March and April.

Sexual Assault and Trauma – a Commentary on Media Perspective

This Blog is written by Rachael Bolton LPC. She is a talented and valued clinician at Hope Counseling Center. Her commentary offers a poignant reminder of the real impact of sexual assault and other

Merry Christmas! Five Simple Ways to Create Peace This Year

  My wife started her Christmas shopping a month or so ago. I think my sister started last spring. For me, Christmas always seems to show up by surprise. Typically, I’ve focused on all

Parenting Teenage Daughters Can be a Tough Job

If you think it is tough being the parent of a teenage girl; imagine how hard it is being a teenage girl? Here are some common concerns often brought to me by parents along

Raising Boys – 7 Things Parents Need to Teach Their Sons

  As a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am struck by how often men seem not to have learned the basic skills required to engage a healthy and emotionally intimate relationship with a woman.

The Six Foundational Goals of Parenting

Parenting is a tough job!! No kid comes with an instruction manual and if they did each would have to be completely unique. However, there are a few principles that can serve as basic

10 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With Anxiety

Several weeks ago I posted a Blog about childhood anxiety being a condition that often flies under the radar. In that Blog a number of signs and symptoms were described. But what do we


As time goes by, marriage sometimes takes on a busy routine that distracts from the beauty and wonder that marriage is intended to be. Some couples like to periodically reconnect by taking time off