Counseling Corner Archives

Milwaukee Times contributor, local church leader and religious educator, Rev. Judith T. Lester, passes

July 21, 2022

Milwaukee Times‘ longtime writer of the “Counseling Corner,” Rev. Judith T. Lester died in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 19, 2022. For more than 20 years Rev. Lester was a part of the Milwaukee Times family, serving as writer of the “Counseling Corner,” an informative, faith-driven weekly column that kicked off our Christian… [Read More]

#GivingTuesday (Conclusion)

December 2, 2021

National Day of Giving #Giving Tuesday is a time to give! November 30, 2021 What is the history of #GivingTuesday? Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to encourage people to do good. Giving Tuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York… [Read More]

The blended family (Week 3)

April 23, 2020

Did you know that many, but not all, remarriages involve blended families? According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics,1 6 in 10 (63 percent) women in remarriages are in blended families, and about half of these remarriages involve stepchildren who live with the married couple. While blended families involve remarriage, not all… [Read More]

Modeling God’s love during Valentine’s month and beyond! (Week 2)

February 6, 2020

“…love Him with all of your heart, with all of your understanding and with all of your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” – Mark 12:33 According to Hallmark, approximately 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged industry-wide (which does not include packaged kids’… [Read More]

National Breastfeeding Month: Breaking down the stigma – Week 3

August 15, 2019

This column is addressing the issue of breastfeeding during National Breastfeeding Month. Stigma still overshadows breastfeeding in public which is one of the contributing factors identified for low breastfeeding rates. What causes this stigma is the lack of knowledge regarding breastfeeding, sexist views and over-sexualization of a woman’s breasts. Some women who have breastfed in… [Read More]

The loneliness epidemic (Week 3)

March 14, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “If your life is empty, fill it with Christ.” – Woodrow Kroll The subject of loneliness was once a relatively ignored subject; now in recent years, this subject has clearly become one of the most important subjects of interest and concern in our society today…. [Read More]

The loneliness epidemic (Week 1)

February 28, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th In 2010, AARP published a report Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+ showing that a little over one-third (35 percent) of the 3,000 survey respondents were categorized as lonely reporting significant bouts of loneliness. The study also found that lonely respondents… [Read More]

A New Year’s resolution: Bible study (Week 5)

January 24, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 Whenever we enter into a New Year, there is normally the… [Read More]

A New Year’s resolution: Bible study (Week 2)

January 10, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23 In the midst of making your New Year’s resolutions, let me suggest that at the top of your… [Read More]

2018 Year In Review

November 29, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th 2018 has been a WOW! kind of year. Regardless of what side of the table you sit on, we can agree at least on one thing: 2018 has been an interesting, exciting, challenging and somewhat chaotic year. While it is easy to focus on the… [Read More]