The Depression Bible Study Group

Posted on Nov 11, 2016

Some people approach the holiday season with joyful expectation. For others, the holidays bring the expectation of depression. Feeling blue, missing loved ones, being stressed over the holiday rush are common, so don’t go it alone. The Depression Bible Study Group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm. The group is held in […]

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Posted on Sep 19, 2016

First Step Counseling of Raritan Valley would like to express our sincere appreciation to our carnival sponsors: ShopRite of Flemington, Branchburg, and Somerville, as well as Costco of Bridgewater.

Reflections from a Couples Counselor: Averting Marital Disaster

Posted on Mar 26, 2016

“The wisdom I would impart Is take what you hear to heart” “I want a divorce.” “I’m done trying.” “I’m not in love with you anymore.” Way too many times over my 35 year career in helping couples I hear these words spoken to a surprised or tearful spouse. But, is it really a “surprise?” […]

“The Daniel Plan” or Holistic Health

Posted on Feb 11, 2015

Todd Buurstra Pastor of Worship and Witness North Branch Reformed Church What do you think of when you hear/read the word “health?” You probably think about things like: eating less chocolate, reading labels to get rid of MSG and trans-fats, renewing your gym membership, getting off the couch and on to the treadmill, etc. Those […]

Three Ways Prayer is Powerful.

Posted on Apr 4, 2014

I remember as a young child kneeling down frequently with my grandmother in the living room while she lit candles and we prayed the rosary. We prayed for everyone in my family, for the relationships to be strong, and for everyone to have faith. We prayed to St. Anthony whenever I lost something, that I […]