Saturday, January 31, 2015

Can Christian Wives Wear Lingerie?

I love providing premarital counseling as a part of the services, it allows me to assist future married couples design a life that is perfect for them. By asking questions they may not have thought of, or asking that extra question that makes then go deeper in conversation, it allows them to learn even more about each other before the "big day."

One question that I've been asked numerous times is - "Can christian wives wear lingerie once they are married?" I happen to think this is a great question.

Unfortunately, many Christian young women confuse scripture - don't cause a man to lust vs. be pleasing to your husband. They forget that once you're married you're "allowed" to be pleasing and alluring to your husband. That you are now joined as one, honored by married.

If your husband wants for you to try something to "spice up" your marriage, trying lingerie can be a great place to start. You simply need to find what you're most comfortable with. Everyone is not ready for total exposure, and others will not want complete coverage. There are many middle ground pieces.

You could also choose a holiday to celebrate with a new wardrobe piece. Many holidays like Saint Patrick's Day, Valentines Day, 4th of July, and even Christmas have something in the window.

So if you would like to explore where your spirit takes you with your husband, talk to him about it, and then let your imagination follow. Have a great time with your spouse and enjoy the union that God has given you.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Coping with Social Anxiety Disorder

Life isn't always simple. At times it becomes a scary place and can become very difficult to maneuver your way through it all. As our society changes and grows so do our health concerns.

Learning how to adapt and overcome  is possible. Recognizing what it is - that's step number one.

Join us as we talk about Social Anxiety Disorder - it's symptoms, who it affects and what we can do about it.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Kick Starting 2015


Every year after Christmas everyone starts buzzing about New Year’s resolutions.  They want to lose weight, start a new hobby, learn a new language, make more money – you name it! But how do you go about staying on target or even creating the list in the first place.

Listen in as we discuss how to create resolutions that are practical and will be easier to follow through on. Making your 2015 one to remember.
A New Year - A New You!
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Monday, January 5, 2015

Dr. Angela Chester Honored by International Women's Leadership Association (Press Release)

International Women's Leadership Association Names Long Beach Counselor for Outstanding Leadership 

Dr. Angela Butts Chester was registered in December 2014 as a woman of outstanding leadership in the mental health industry.

PRLog - Jan. 2, 2015 - LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The International Women’s Leadership Association announced today that in recognition of her contribution to her family, her career, and her community, Dr. Angela Chester is hereby registered as a woman of outstanding leadership by declaration of the Executive Committee of The International Women’s Leadership Association, taking her place among other prolific women who have earned their place in The IWLA.

“We live in rapidly changing times and this generation must decide what our place will be, and how we will affect the future. Each of us has a purpose and a plan.” says Dr. Chester about leadership.

Dr. Chester was asked how New Life Pastoral Counseling plays a part in her leadership role, “I teach from a holistic mental health approach – to look at the whole person and the world around them. One must listen to past wisdoms, learn to create and build new paths, all while being grounded by your faith, giving you balance. My office is very interactive with each client. Allowing the client to be involved in their care - active and not passive - gives them an empowerment boost. They see that positive self-perpetuating is real and obtainable."


When asked about having been recognized, “I’m honored to be named a member of such a wonderful group of ladies and look forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of others.”

About The IWLA
Dedicated to serving women and facilitating their ongoing personal and professional development, the IWLA encourage women to dream big and reach far, to empower them to surpass their own expectations as they support other women to do the same.

About New Life Pastoral Counseling
New Life Pastoral Counseling in Long Beach, CA., caters to the concerns of Gen X and Y/Millennials (Born: 1966-1994). Providing personalized care for marriage and relationships issues, divorce prevention and recovery, premarital counseling, grief counseling, as well as anxiety and depression counseling. A place where Starbucks cups are welcomed and a relaxed atmosphere is encouraged, both Interfaith and Christian clients are accepted.
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Season 4: Modern Living with Dr. Angela Starts January 13th

We're excited to announce that Season 4 of Modern Living with Dr. Angela will start on January 13th! Bringing you information on mental health from the Christian perspective with a laid back approach.

Including interviews this season with other Christian entrepreneurs, artists and authors,  we've heard your request and have a line up for all to enjoy. So set a reminder and join us January 13th!
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