The Power in Celebrating Independence Day

By Tina Engel, MFT “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among …

Tribute to Dad

Anyone can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a dad. Thank you to all the dads and dad figures in our lives who have come …

Memorial Day Tribute

By Tina Engel, MFT We take a day to honor and remember every year Those who gave their lives defending our nation here.  In all the dark and deadly wars, …

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Mother’s Day Momento

By Tina Engel Today we celebrate and honor our moms, and those that have been there for us like mom’s.  Thank you for cheering for us on in the milestones …

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Father Forgive “Me”

By Tina Engel Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing the dice.  My first time …

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Making Love Meaningful

By Tina Engel I knew in December that I was going to write this blog and have it post on Valentine’s Day yet found myself pondering the meaning of love …

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Christian Counseling Center’s Dream

Every January, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Reverend King spent his life fighting racism and injustice. He made a difference in the lives of countless people, and his legacy lives on in the work of those who seek to build a world where all people are treated with dignity. His legacy reminds us of our work here at Christian Counseling Center, where we create inclusive and connected communities through healing.

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Not the Usual Thanksgiving

By Tina Engel, LMFT, Executive Director, CCC San Jose This year has been a wild ride.  We have had to navigate safety threats with our health, our ethnicity, and our …

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Ambiguous Loss in the Age of COVID-19

As you begin to embrace the losses felt by this pandemic, know you are not alone. By sharing our experiences, we become vulnerable to each other and together we can find new meaning from the losses we have endured.

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Cross-Cultural Couples

When two people meet and marry, they must navigate differences in communication patterns, family-of-origin dynamics, and gender roles. Partners may also come from different socioeconomic backgrounds or religions. So, in many ways, all marriages may be considered intercultural.