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Need help dealing with stress?
Stress is at an all time high…but do you know what stress can do to a person?
Statistics state that over 50% of the adult population of The United States is clinically depressed.
This means that their depression is so intense that clinical intervention is indicated.
Doctors will use medications which in certain circumstances may be indicated.
These cases are extreme where suicidal tendencies are inevitable or the possibility of injury to others.
Stress and depression go hand in hand and can actually strengthen one another.
If you are depressed about your life or job, then stress manifests as well.
A result of stress can be physical illness such as heart attacks, stroke or cancer.
Recently a newspaper article stated that people who experience job strain after a first heart attack double their risk of a second one.
This shows that stress can cause illnesses.
Dealing with stress is paramount in the life of an individual and doesn’t strike only the adult population.
Children deal with stress more than most people realize and, in my opinion is one of the leading causes of childhood obesity.
In dealing with people as I do, I realize that people do not over eat just because they like the food that they eat, they eat as a way to self-medicate.
Self medication is that which an individual will use in an attempt to deal with problems that life brings their way.
Most everyone reading this article self medicates in some way.
For most people it’s a good strong cup of coffee in the morning, and for others it may be a drink after work.
There is only one thing that is effective in dealing with stress and depression and that is Jesus Christ.
Stress doesn’t manifest in your life overnight and may take some time to deal with.
At The Penewit Center we have a plan in dealing with stress.
As we administer The Temperament Analysis Profile, we will reveal step by step, how to deal with stress in you as an individual.
Based on your temperament, a stress reduction strategy will be designed specifically just for you.
This plan will be something that you will be able to carry with you for the rest of your life
It will always reduce and alleviate stress in your life no matter what the situation may be.
The most important point is that this is totally Bible based in nature and drawn from God’s Word and will work with children as young as 6 years old.
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Sick of Stress?
It’s the one thing that greets you when you wake up every morning…STRESS. Stress requires your undivided attention and it won’t be satisfied till it gets it.
Stress pounds away at your solitude with questions like “How are you going to pay those bills”? “How did you get yourself into this mess with your mate”?
“No one wants you…you are a reject” “You will NEVER be able to do this”
Stress manifests itself in other ways as well…ways that you cannot seem to counter no matter how hard you try.
Yet there is always an “avenue” that will lead you to that place where stress becomes understandable so that you can find a way out.
I’m not suggesting that I can show you how to remove all stress from your life (although there are a few that I know that HAVE done just that), but I can show you how to manage that portion of your life that is reachable to you…and it’s easier than you may think.
Imagine if you will…that you have to carry around a 50 pound bag of cement all day long wherever you go. There’s no way out of this situation…you HAVE to carry this 50 pound of sand around 24/7.
But what if I could come to you and remove 40 pounds of that cement out of your bag? Life would be so much more enjoyable wouldn’t it?
Lets look at the Melancholy for example…She is a person who has a career working with people. In fact she is around a compulsive amount of people on a daily basis.
But her temperament is stressed greatly when she is forced to be around people.
Or the Sanguine who has a career as a researcher working in a lab alone. He needs to be around people or he will become stressed as well.
There are actually 5 temperaments that exist…and each temperament or “blend” has specific needs that must be met, and will be met.
I say WILL be met because a human being meeting a temperament need is much like breathing…it must be accomplished!
One way or the other a human being WILL find a way to breathe as it is vital to their survival.
It is the same with temperament need…it is vital to life and if these temperament needs are not met, the stress will become unbearable.
The process of meeting one’s temperament needs are simple, however the results are far reaching and life changing.
Learning to meet your temperament needs are not difficult and can be learned in as little as 5 to 7 sessions.
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The Poison of Porn
Not too long ago I was talking to a pastor friend about porn and its effects on the human body as a whole.
During the conversation, he made this statement to me, “there are two kinds of people.
Those who have viewed pornography and those who lie about not viewing pornography.”
Research shows that a large segment of the population is affected by pornography, both male and female.
This is not a subject that I had planned on dealing with at The Penewit Center.
After dealing with so many men and women about this subject, I realized that I cannot ignore it nor dismiss it.
I began an intense study on this subject and as I started, I learned of a different side of pornography and its effects on the brain.
I started by searching the subject out in The Bible realizing that I would best understand it by seeking the subject in it’s pages.
I came across a passage in Deuteronomy chapter 28 verse 34: “So that you shall be driven mad by the sights which your eyes shall see.”
This one small verse stated my research on pornography and its effects on the chemical balance of the human brain.
I want to make it clear that I do not think that viewing pornography will cause you to go insane.
What pornography will do is even more hideous and insidious than insanity.
I discovered that what we see with our eyes has a more dramatic result on the brain that I first thought.
I cannot get into all of the specifics here due to specific language and explanations that I would have to use, however, I want to ensure that you understand the danger of pornography.
As I did more research I discovered that viewing pornography actually changes the delicate chemical balance of the brain in an extremely destructive way.
One peek will do more damage than you may realize.
When a person views pornography, it creates a chemical that is many times more addictive than crack cocaine.
At first it seems harmless enough, but even during the initial stages, damage is being done.
I have yet to meet one person who only looked at pornography once and then quit.
I know that there may be a few out there in the general population who have just viewed once, but they are very few and far between.
Pornography alters the chemical balance in your brain even after the first time.
I know that there are many of you right about now who are realizing that you are in need of help.
You realize that you may very well be addicted, or you may be a hard core addict who is well into addiction.
I can assure you that all is not lost, nor is it hopeless. Counseling at The Penewit Center is discreet and never embarassing.
You will not be alone in your walk toward freedom, nor will you feel like a failure.
Most men do not want to stay in this lifestyle, and sincerely desire to cease this activity and live a pure life, but HOW?
Dr. Penewit is available to assist you in your walk toward victory.
It is surprising to note that as many women are caught up in the struggle with pornography as men, and Linda Penewit is available to assist women as they too walk toward freedom.
Wives of men caught up in pornography need special help from a seasoned professional who is keenly aware of the difficulties of living with a husband who is struggling with pornography.
Linda Penewit is noted as she assists wives to understand their husbands and themselves.
Together Linda will assist you in developing a plan to take your marriage back from the hands of the pornographer and into the hands of Jesus and each other.
Dr. Penewit is available to speak to your church, men or womens’ groups concerning this subject.
He is also available speak to your church staff and youth ministers and instructors.
Loneliness…Where do we start?
The husband needs to read the Word (bible) for himself before he can wash his wife with the same water.
Still there may be something missing. If we go back to the first paragraph, we read that God created each one of us unique. How unique? Let us look at things that God uses to makes us the way we are.
God uses 5 temperaments and thousands of various “blends” that makes us who and what we are. Click the links to learn about each temperament.
Each of these 5 temperaments will teach you how to communicate with your mate, how to show love and affection to them and much more.
You may be doing or saying things that hurt your mate, but you do not realize it because you don’t really know what they really like and what they do not.
How this helps to heal a healthy relationship.
What you speak and how you speak are a two of the keys to a positive connection with your mate.
How to “tune in” on your mates’ frequency is the key that will open the door to a happy marriage.
Temperament is how God “wired” you to be so-to-speak.
If you knew your mate’s temperament, then you would know how to communicate with them properly.
Have you ever started a friendly conversation with your mate only to have it turn into a shouting match?
Or did something that seemed innocent only to make your mate angry? This happens in every marriage from time to time…but it does not have to happen.
When we run a Temperament Profile on you and your mate, we are discovering how to communicate with each other in 3 main areas… these areas are listed below.
Inclusion…this is where your social orientation and intellectual energy are. Social orientation means how many friends do you feel comfortable with…
if you really like being around people or not, to name a few.
This information is especially important in helping you to understand your mate and why they react the way that they do.
Control is your willingness to make decisions for yourself and other. As you may know…here are leaders and then there are followers.
Which one are you?
If you are a leader do you like being told what to do? Or if you are a follower who does not like to lead, do you feel comfortable leading?
You may be innocently asking your mate to do something that they are uncomfortable doing or something that they simply cannot do.
This will cause problems in a marriage.
Affection This area can be the most misunderstood area and where a mate can be hurt the most. I am sure that you have all heard of “love languages” …
Temperament goes much deeper in explaining exactly how you or your mate needs love and affection.
Having this information can help to heal a hurting marriage or make a happy marriage even hotter and more loving.
I have just “scratched the surface” so-to-speak in explaining what Temperament is and how it works.
Knowing your mate’s temperament will bring two lonely people together again and bring wholeness to your marriage.
If you think that your marriage may be over or hopeless, then you are reading the right article.
Jesus said in Matthew 19:26 that… “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
We must also understand that The Word of God has much to say in regard to life and marriage.
You may be single, dealing with loneliness and have a difficult time finding that special someone…you wonder why you cannot “connect.”
All too often a person will walk into my office thinking that there is “something wrong with them “or that they do not deserve love.
When they learn that what they think is sometimes due to their temperament tendency, and they realize that there is a way out of the pain and rejection that they feel, they see the light of hope for the for the first time in their life.
Many people have felt the the pain of rejection in their lives since they were small children, and that pain has yet to go away.
Wherever you are at in life…Fort Worth Christian Counseling can help you find your way out…help you find the freedom that God wants to give to you.
Phone: (817) 898-0490