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When a Loved One Experiences a Faith Transition

When a loved one goes through a faith crisis showing respect, compassion, and trust in the relationship are key


When a Loved One Experiences a Faith Transition

Religion is a part of our culture and our identity, both individually and as a society.  Sometimes, however, a person experiences a faith crisis (sometimes referred to as a faith transition) and chooses a different path.  Studies show that 28% of Americans change their religious preference at least once in their lives, and the number continues to grow.  This is an issue that hits the hearts and homes of many in our community, and can unfortunately be a source of great pain, confusion, and potential conflict in families.  Here are some strategies to handle a faith transition of a loved one:  

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Race Car Therapy? Studio 5 Dare Week

What happens when a therapist gets behind the wheel of a race car?

Julie Hanks driving race car

This has got to be one of the most fun TV segments I’ve ever done! As part of Studio 5′s series “5 Days 5 Dares” I got to do something I’ve always wanted to do but didn’t dare—learn how to drive a race car! Miller Motor Sports Park graciously allowed me to enroll in their Ford Racing School. Watch what happens when a therapist gets behind a the wheel of a Mustang!

Ask Julie: What Should I Say?: Studio 5

Straightforward advice for your toughest relationship situations!

This week on KSL TV’s Studio 5 with Brooke Walker I tackle viewer’s tough relationship dilemmas in this new Q & A segment called “Ask Julie.”

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Managing Friendship Breakups: Studio 5

Adult friendships can be hard to cultivate and maintain.  When you notice a friend seeming a bit stand-offish, stops returning calls, or gives you a cold shoulder you should you say something or let the friendship go? I offer some advice on how to deal with adult friendship break-ups.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Online Counseling: Studio 5

There are many people who feel that they don’t have time to see a counselor or may be prevented by other circumstances from seeking counseling. Online counseling is now offering these people the opportunity to find the help they’re hoping for. There are a couple things to keep in mind when exploring this as a possibility. Watch the segment to hear my suggestions.

Supporting A Loved One With Mental Illness: Studio 5

On Studio 5 a brave Utah woman shares her story of her husband’s struggle with mental illness. Because those who suffer don’t “look” ill, they are often misunderstood and don’t get the support offered to those with a visible illness. Here are 5 ways we can better support friends and family members struggling with mental illness.

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Setting Boundaries with Difficult People

Have you ever felt like someone doesn’t respect what you say? Although certain people could be defined as difficult, the way you’re handing them might not help the situation. Boundaries help us define rules of relationships. Here are 5 tips for setting strong boundaries.