Angela Ponivas

Depression happens to 24 million Americans

The news can oftentimes be very depressing. In the past, I might have tried to ignore some of it by choosing to turn off the television or choosing to not read the newspaper but th ...

Explaining the seven stages of grief

Last month, a great woman and community leader, Becky Romness, passed away. I had the privilege of attending the “Celebration of Life” ceremony that honored Becky. I understa ...

Intimacy into me you see

Last month, I wrote a column on how to love yourself into healthy relationships and provided the dynamics of what a healthy relationship looks like. The week after the article ran ...

Healthy partners lead to healthier families, community

People who come to the Lighthouse realize that things are not working well in their lives. Often times, they are struggling with relational problems. A couple of months ago, I qu ...

Got addictions? Lighthouse counselors here to help

The Lighthouse counselors recently at-tended a training on gambling addiction prevention and treatment. Afterward, we met as a team and made an interesting observation that, at th ...