The Counseling Corner Archives

Declaration of Independence – Week 3

July 22, 2021

The Declaration of Independence severed the 13 American colonies’ ties with Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence committee included: Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. After 86 changes to the initial draft of the document, which was drafted mostly by Thomas Jefferson; the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the… [Read More]

Declaration of Independence – Week 3

July 15, 2021

The Second Continental Congress officially adopted the final version of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring the American colonies’ official independence from Great Britain. Congress established Independence Day as a holiday in 1870 and in 1938 Congress reaffirmed it as a paid holiday for federal employees. Today, communities across our nation mark… [Read More]

Declaration of Independence – Week 2

July 8, 2021

“A time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away.” – Ecclesiastes 3:6 Did you know on July 8, 1776, the first public readings of the Declaration were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square to the ringing of bells and band music? A year later, on… [Read More]

Declaration of Independence – Week 1

July 1, 2021

On July 4, 2021, our nation will celebrate Independence Day or “July 4th.” According to history.com, the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the… [Read More]

Fatherhood Strengthening (Week 4)

June 24, 2021

“Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord.” – Psalm 127:3 Dads, this week we will continue to offer some ideas to have fun with your children and enjoy them! Family trip Now that restrictions are being lifted, plan your next family trip together. Author Tommy Barnett, in his book, “The Power of… [Read More]

Fatherhood Strengthening (Week 3)

June 17, 2021

“Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord.” – Psalm 127:3 Children, writes the psalmist in Psalm 127:3, are some of God’s providential blessings. They are a reward from the Lord. This week, we will begin presenting some activities dads can plan with their children. These activities are suggested Fatherhood.gov at their website… [Read More]

Fatherhood Strengthening (Week 2)

June 10, 2021

“Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord.” – Psalm 127:3 The Pathways for Fathers and Families is a program sponsored by the Milwaukee County Department of Child Support Services which is dedicated to ensuring that all children are supported by both parents whenever possible, with the mission to promote family stability, creating… [Read More]

Fatherhood Strengthening (Week 1)

June 3, 2021

As we enter the month of June, we also enter the month Father’s Day is celebrated! This month this column illuminates the fatherhood issue and the father’s importance to the family. Churches are encouraged to also get involved in fatherhood strengthening. The church can help by training men to succeed in marriage. Churches can also… [Read More]

Diversity Holidays and Celebrations In May (Week 4)

May 27, 2021

This month this column is promoting diversity and holidays. We began this month bringing awareness to the Catholic Feast of Saints Philip and James and in Weeks 2 and 3 we honored Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates Mexican culture and heritage. This final week of this series, we will look at the U.S. federal holiday,… [Read More]

Diversity Holidays and Celebrations In May (Week 3)

May 20, 2021

This month this column is highlighting diversity holidays and celebrations in May. This week, we continue with honoring Cinco de Mayo as it is important that we honor different cultures. Honoring Cinco de Mayo is not only meaningful for our readers who are of Mexican ancestry, but it provides opportunities for our readers to develop… [Read More]