The Holiday Season is marketed with lights, laughter, giving, cheer, favorite foods, snuggly clothes, romance, blissful family gatherings… but when will we turn on the television a see a commercial that advertises the truth of the holidays? I want to see an ad that shows families arguing, the turkey burning, credit card bills maxing out, and people pulling their own hair out! We live in such a politically correct culture and yet we lie to ourselves about the “joy” of this season! Tis The Season for Giving… yeah, giving headaches, debt, and stress! While I do not believe there is a magic prescription or concoction that will radically eliminate the reality of the holiday season, there are certainly ways to drastically REDUCE STRESS and INCREASE JOY during this crazy, hectic, turkey burning, balding, screaming time of year!

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Stewart’s Gift Counseling