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  • Raising Resourceful, Brave Children
  • How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex
  • Inspiring Obedience
  • Healthy Boundaries with Adult Children
  • Managing ADHD
  • Advocating for Learning Disabled Children
  • Parenting Autistic Kids
  • Transitioning into a Consultant Parent
  • Setting Boundaries with Difficult People
  • Handling Necessary Conflict Wisely
  • Overcoming People-Pleasing
  • Recovering from Codependent Relationships
  • Healing Dysfunctional Relationships
  • Creating Authentic Connections with Others

Resources to help you significantly improve parenting and relationships!

From lovingly maintaining limits with your kids to setting healthy boundaries with in-laws,  Dr. Jennifer’s presentations are designed to help make your relationships more satisfying.

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Sexy and Inspiring Stories from the September 2019 Dare Contest

Check out these sexy and inspiring stories from fun wives who did the September 2019 CWIVES Dare of the Month! The Dare challenged wives to…

Overcoming Depression Part 1: Body Centered Techniques to Help You Fight Depression

Are you part of the 7% of adult Americans who are experiencing a depressive episode this year? Do you feel like less of a Christian…

8 Tips for Celebrating Your Man and Making Him Feel Loved and Appreciated

(Listen to Dr. Jennifer expand on these tips in episode 68 of Tip Talk at the bottom of this post.) 1) Enthusiastically initiate sex. Pursue…

Tip Talk podcast: Sexually Pursuing Your Husband — Making Your Man Feel Desirable and Sexy

A man gets tremendous confidence from being sexually desired by his wife. Sexually pursue your man in the bedroom, and he’ll slay dragons for you…

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Overcoming Depression Part 1: Body Centered Techniques to Help You Fight Depression

Are you part of the 7% of adult Americans who are experiencing a depressive episode this year? Do you feel like less of a Christian…

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8 Tips for Celebrating Your Man and Making Him Feel Loved and Appreciated

(Listen to Dr. Jennifer expand on these tips in episode 68 of Tip Talk at the bottom of this post.) 1) Enthusiastically initiate sex. Pursue…

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Tip Talk podcast: How to Make Peace in Your Family

Need help making peace in your family? In this Tip Talk podcast episode, psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler shares how to be a true peacemaker based…

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Top Ten Tips for Building Strong Family Bonds

To help you connect more with family, here are Dr. Jennifer Degler’s top ten tips for building strong family bonds. You can also hear her…

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Tip Talk podcast: Ten Tips for Building Strong Family Bonds

If you’d like to connect more with family, in this Tip Talk episode psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler shares ten tips for building strong family bonds….

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Emotional Manipulation Part 4 — More Tips for Identifying Manipulators Before They Take Advantage of You –Judges 9 — Abimelech

Can you recognize when you’re being controlled and exploited so someone else can get what they want? In this Tip Talk podcast episode, psychologist Dr….

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Top Ten Tips for Handling Emotional Manipulation and Setting Boundaries with Difficult People

If you’re in or coming out of a relationship with a difficult, controlling person, psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler has ten tips to help handle emotional…

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Emotional Manipulation Part 3 — How to Identify Manipulative People — Judges 9 — Abimelech

Would you like to sharpen your ability to spot a manipulator before you get played? In this Tip Talk podcast episode, psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler...

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Emotional Manipulation Part 2 — Ten Tips for Handling Emotional Manipulation — How to Set Boundaries with Manipulative People

If you're in or coming out of a relationship with a difficult, controlling person, in this Tip Talk episode psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler has ten tips to...

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Emotional Manipulation Part 1 – What is Emotional Manipulation – Tactics That Emotional Manipulators Use to Control You

Is someone pulling your strings and emotionally manipulating you to get what they want while disregarding the effect on you? In this episode of Tip...

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How to Quit Quarreling — How to Humbly Submit to God, Resist the Devil, Draw Near to God, and Ask for Forgiveness (Study of James 4)

Need to quit quarreling with someone? In this Tip Talk episode, psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler provides practical tips and powerful prayers for ending a fight...

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The Causes of Conflict and Its Consequences — How Selfish Desires and Pride Lead to Edging God Out of Our Lives and Increasing Quarreling (Study of James 4)

What's behind conflicts and quarrels? In this Tip Talk episode, Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler explains how selfish desires and pride are behind every quarrel and...

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Tips for Improving Relationships — What Causes Chaos and Confusion in Relationships — How to Do the Right Thing in Relationships (Study of James 3)

Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler shares tips for improving relationships based on James 3:13-18 including looking at whether our own lack of godly wisdom, arrogance, bitter...

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Three Tips for Becoming a Grateful Couple Instead of a Grumbling Couple

If a reality show was based on your marriage, would the promo copy describe you and your spouse as grateful or grumbling? Think about your...

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Overcoming Parenting Fears and Becoming a Brave Mom — Tip Talk Podcast interview with Lee Nienhuis

How do we help our children grow a heroic faith, one that will change lives? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler interviews Lee Nienhuis, author of Brave...

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Guest Blog by Ellen Martin

In the day of Facebook all it takes to make a “friend” is the click of a button.  On Facebook we have constant “community,” but...

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Loving Well Series–Part 4: Four Things Love Always Does in Relationships

Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler shares four things love always does: 1) Love always protects people; 2) Love always believes the best about people; 3) Love…

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Loving Well Series–Part 3: How to Be Less Irritable and Selfish and More Respectful in Relationships

Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler shares tips for overcoming rudeness, selfishness, irritability, perfectionism, score-keeping, and gloating in relationships. Based on 1st Corinthians 13:5-6. This is the…

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Join Dr. Jennifer at Mom Camp 2018!

  Join Dr. Jennifer Degler at Mom Camp at Pine Cove in April 2018!   I am so excited to speak on two different topics…

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Loving Well Series–Part 2: How to Be More Patient and Kind and Less Envious and Proud

Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler shares tips for developing patience and showing kindness with others. She also discusses envy and jealousy and how to cultivate contentedness…

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Love is in the Air with Guest Dr. Jennifer Degler

Relationships: the most common reason why relationships fail, how can we communicate better with husbands and sons, and how do we date after divorce? You’ll…

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Loving Well Series Part 1– Four Relationship Consequences of Not Loving Others Well

Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler shares four negative consequences in relationships when we don’t love well: 1) Our words are just noise to other people; 2)…

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The Power of Thoughts

Guest blog by Darby Dugger Have you ever realized the power of your thoughts? Last week my husband came home from work with a bakery...

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Five Ways to Thrive in Military Marriage

Guest Blog by Liz Giertz Marriage is hard. And Military Marriage can be even harder. We face challenges those in the civilian sector cannot even...

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How to Encourage Military Spouses with Guest Ellie Kay

Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler and her guest, Ellie Kay of Heroes At Home, provide helpful tips on how to help military spouses and children, as…

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Raising Selfless Kids in a Self-Centered World–Guest Pastor Dave Stone

Strategies for intentionally raising children to be “others-oriented,” genuine, and caring instead of self-absorbed and selfish. Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler interviews Dave Stone, pastor of…

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“How to Be a Strong Respected Parent” with guest Dr. Leonard Sax

Our guest, Dr. Leonard Sax, shares how to counteract the culture of disrespect that has infected many children and teens, how to wisely manage children’s…

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Encouragement for Parents of Kids with ADHD or Learning Disabilities

By: Jennifer Degler Are you worried about your child’s future because he or she has ADHD or learning disabilities or, as is often the case,...

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Staying Married Even When You Want Out

Blog by Savannah Cook Are you willing to fight for your man in the dark seasons of marriage?  Dark seasons—you know the ones I’m talking...

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Innocent and Sober Trust

Guest Blog by Richard “Rick” Landon, D. Min. Trust is one of those words and concepts that we seem to use regularly and without much...

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Having a Future Story

Guest Blog by Richard “Rick” Landon, D. Min. I spend a lot of time in the counseling room with couples whose youngest child is about...

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The Gift of Boundaries for Friendship

Guest Blog by: Ellen Martin In the day of Facebook all it takes to make a “friend” is the click of a button.  On Facebook...

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Podcast with Arlene Pellicane on Hope for ADHD

Many children today struggle with ADHD. My friend Dr. Jennifer Degler joins me to talk about her son Jake who was diagnosed at a young…

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Enlightening Biblical Submission Discussion in “9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage”

I confess, sometimes when author friends send me a free copy of their latest book, I don’t always read the whole book. Not true with…

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Parenting: Transitioning from Being an In-Control Parent to a Consultant Parent

Parenting: Transitioning from Being an In-Control Parent to a Consultant Parent 06/24/2015 What happens in the life of a parent when a child graduates high…

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ADHD in Adults and Children

ADHD in Adults and Children 05/04/2015 It may seem like a lot is written about children and ADHD. But what happens when a child grows…

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Bullying

Bullying 04/06/2015 Description: What happens when you find out your child is being bullied in school? That’s the story of Dr. Jennifer Degler and her…

Emotional and Verbal Abuse in the Workplace and Marriage

Emotional and Verbal Abuse in the Workplace and Marriage 03/31/2014 What do you do when you find yourself bullied at work or put down by…

Verbal and Emotional Abuse – 4 Part Series

4 Episodes on Verbal and Emotional Abuse Verbal and Emotional Abuse, Part 1: 01/24/2013 What happens when you find yourself in a relationship with someone…

Narcissistic People

Jennifer on Moody Radio’s Midday Connection Program – February 16, 2011 Subject: Narcissistic People It’s all about working with or living with a narcissistic person…

Living with a Narcissistic Parent

Jennifer on Moody Radio’s Midday Connection Program – January 12, 2011 Living with a Narcissistic Parent It’s one thing to work with a narcissistic person,…

Co-Dependency – 4 Part Series

Jennifer on Moody Radio’s Midday Connection Program – May 9, 2011 Co-Dependency, Part 1 Do you know what losing yourself in the name of helping…

Emotional Abuse Part 4 — Are You Emotionally Abusive — Relationship Tips

Do you think you have the right to make most of the decisions in a relationship? Do you insist on getting your own way? You…

Emotional Abuse Part 3 — Warning Signs That You Are In an Emotionally Abusive Relationship — Relationship Tips

Do you suspect you are or a friend is being emotionally abused? Can’t figure out why you can’t ever please that difficult other person? Psychologist…

Warning Signs That You Are In an Emotionally Abusive Relationship — Relationship Tips

Do you suspect you are or a friend is being emotionally abused? Can’t figure out why you can’t ever please that difficult other person? Psychologist…

Emotional Abuse Part 2 — Red Flags for Recognizing an Emotionally Abusive Man or Woman

Can you spot an emotional abuser? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler provides red flags for recognizing someone who is likely to be an emotionally abusive person.

Emotional Abuse Part 1 — What Is Emotional Abuse

Do you recognize emotional abuse when it happens in a relationship? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler defines and gives examples of emotional and verbal abuse. Recognizing…

Signs that an Emotionally Immature or Abusive Person Has Truly Changed

How do you know if an emotionally immature or verbally or physically abusive person has truly changed and is now safe to be in a…

Advocating for a Dyslexic Child with Beth Degler

Is your child struggling in school, and no one can figure out exactly what is wrong? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler interviews Beth Degler who successfully…

The 20 Minute Conversation That Will Radically Improve Your Marriage

Would you like to look forward to seeing your spouse at the end of the day? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler gives helpful tips for having…

Confronting Other People’s Sin –Part 3

When someone wrongs you, are you able to confront them like Jesus would? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler gives tips for confronting the sin of others…

Confronting Other People’s Sin — Part 2

Unsure of how to confront somone when they’ve wronged you? In this second podcast in a series, Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler gives tips for confronting…

Confronting Other People’s Sin — Part 1

Has someone wronged you? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler gives tips for handling the sin of others in a healthy, biblical manner.

Identifying Emotionally Abusive Relationships

Do you recognize emotional abuse when it happens to you? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler gives tips for identifying emotional abuse in relationships, as well as…

Recognizing Unhealthy Friendships

Are you hanging on to an unhealthy friendship? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler shares four red flags to help you recognize unhealthy friendships.

Respecting Your Spouse When You Make Decisions

Do you always consult with your spouse and get his or her feedback and preferences before making decisions? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler gives 3 red…

Parenting a Disabled Child Requiring Lifelong Care

Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler interviews Becky Wimpy, the mother of a 24-year-old son who was born with cerebral palsy. Becky shares her tips for parenting…

Thinking Positively About Others and Squashing Contempt

Are you stuck in a rut of thinking negative thoughts about someone you are in a relationship with? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler offers practical tips…

Staying Connected as a Couple Through Job Loss

Tips for staying connected as a couple when you or your spouse loses a job.

The Worst New Year’s Resolution Ever

Sad fact: the first full week of January is the peak time for married people to create a profile on websites allowing them to “hook…

How We Tear Down Our Marriages, One Negative Thought at a Time

Are you stuck in a rut of thinking negative thoughts about sex or your husband? Do any of these sound familiar? “I could go the…

Guest Blogger, Leigh Ann Napier, on Adding More Happy to Your Marriage

CWIVES is  excited to share some blog space this week with Leigh Ann Napier, The Happy Marriage Coach.  Read on to find out more about…

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Today’s blog is a guest post by Poppy Smith, the author of the newly released Why Can’t HE Be More Like ME? Enjoy! Have you…

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