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Welcome to Tampa Family Resources, Inc.

Christian counseling that promotes healthy marriages, secure parent-child relationships, and individual emotional and spiritual well-being

Our services include: 

    • Biblical Counseling:  Individual, marriage, couple-to-couple counseling, women’s issues, mens’ issues, grief support
    • Faith-based family educational services:  Your Blended Family Program, Co-parenting plans
    • Christian Life-Coaching:  Parenting skills, Relationships, stress management, divorce transition                                                                                                                                        
    • Resources  Referrals:  Partnering with community based programs that are in the best interests of the client.

Marriage Counseling

Are You Looking to Strengthen your Marriage?

Are there recurring conflicts that continue to frustrate both you and your spouse? Could you benefit from faith based solutions for today’s relationship issues?

Who came up with the idea of marriage anyway?

The first story in Genesis has the answer. Looking back at the end of each day of creation we read these words, “and God saw that it was good.” Then, after the entire week of creation was completed, God looks over all of His creation and says, “It was very good.” Then some time passed, and one day God looked at something and reacted with these words, “It is Not good. . . .” Now, if you have read the story you know what God was looking at. He was looking at man, more specifically, Adam, being all alone in this world. It was then that God decided to add to His already very good creation. He created the very first married couple. In Genesis 2:18 God put it this way, “Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man (Adam) to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” So, as you can see, marriage was God’s idea, His creation, and don’t forget, everything God creates is very good!

Sometimes, however, “a very good” marriage can slide from a very good place to a, let’s say, not so good place. It has happened to many of us, hasn’t it? It should come as no surprise to us, however, because everything that God is for, the enemy is against. That is what Jesus meant when he told some friends one day in John 10:10, “The enemy comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy. . . .” I have experienced some of that stealing, killing, and destroying in my marriage in the past, and maybe you have too.

What if that could be turned around? What if God could replace the stealing, killing, and destroying with receiving, resurrection, and renewal in our marriages? I am convinced that is exactly what God wants to do. Jesus said it best in the last half of John 10:10, “I came that you may have life, and have it abundantly.”

Would you like to have an abundant married life? Addressing the following areas can help any married couple experience a stronger, healthier, more abundant marriage:

  • Healthy Communication skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger/Bitterness
  • Negative Thought Patterns
  • Sexual issues
  • Intimacy
    • Spiritual
    • Emotional
    • Physical

Blended Family Counseling

Why Blended Family Counseling?

All counseling is not the same. There are very specific and unique issues that impact the blended family. We know that every couple that attempts to blend their families have a vision of “one big happy family!” The reality is that it is much more challenging to blend families than many expect. Many times, when these challenges arrive, many couples feel like they have made a huge mistake, they are not equipped to succeed, and are ready to call it quits. The reality is that you don’t have to figure it out on your own, and, with the right tools and resources, there is hope for your blended family. Our experienced blended family counselors are familiar with the unique dynamics of blending and are prepared to help you succeed in this challenging but rewarding blended family process. 

Blended family counseling can help you in areas such as:

  • Discipline
  • Parenting Styles
  • Step-parenting
  • Couple Relationship
  • Ex-Spouse/Co-Parenting
  • Holiday & Celebrations
  • Finances

 

Individual Counseling

Women’s Issues . . .

Are you Feeling Stuck? Paralyzed? Alone?

You may feel that the issues of your life are weighing you down and keeping you from moving forward. You may feel they are too heavy to carry alone. The good news is that God never intended you to bear your issues and burdens alone. You are not alone. We are here to help you explore biblical solutions for the many modern day burdens women struggle to resolve. At Tampa Family Resources, Inc you can receive the support you need to choose a way forward and break free of what prevents you from living out your purpose.

  • Depression Support
  • Grief Support
  • Divorce Transition & Recovery
  • Self Worth
  • Negative Thought Patterns
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Difficult Relationships

Men’s issues . . .

Are you feeling insignificant, unfulfilled, disrespected?

Most men desire to feel significant in their family, at work, and in other relationships as well. When the sun goes down every day, most men like to feel that they have accomplished something worthwhile. Most every man I have ever met has a strong need to feel respected by others. Are you struggling in any of these areas? When we as men don’t consistently feel significant, fulfilled and respected it can drive us to think and even do things that we later regret. Here at Tampa Family Resources Inc we commit to come alongside men to help them get to a better place in both their relationship with God and with others. Here’s some areas we help men to identify and address:

  • Anger
  • Bitterness
  • Difficult relationships
  • Self worth
  • Negative Thought Patterns
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Sexual lust & addictions
  • Divorce transition and recovery

Healthy Parenting

Are you longing for guilt-free parenting tools?

Parenting is hard work.  No other job produces as much guilt and frustration as parenting does.  How do I get my kids to cooperate? How do I teach them right from wrong?

The Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) is an evidence based and faith based parenting curriculum that builds protective factors into the family for the health and well-being of the children and the family as a whole. 

Our philosophy is to teach parents how to embrace the importance of raising children with respect, compassion, and integrity and to keep the well-being of the children as the primary goal of parenting.

The research from thousands of studies is clear and persuasive.  The way children are treated during their childhood affects how they grow and develop.  Raising children with respect, compassion and integrity increases their brain level and functioning and their ability to competently adapt to an ever changing complex world.  A nurturing environment has a positive effect on their personality, the quality of the relationships they form with peers, future spouses and their family, contributions to society and the sense of purpose and fulfillment they will experience in life.