What do people do when it seems God is not acting according to their expectations? Validation, assurance, relief, significance, and more — are gifts from God.
Turning over your life to God as the navigator is not easy. It requires you to give up control over your life, listen to God, and pay attention to His answer.
Historians are people who remember every bad thing you have ever done or they think you have done. In healthy relationships, positive and happy memories survive
Dealing with conflict may be faulty if you have past abuse. Healthy problem solvers maintain supportive relationships through increased communication.
Stopping the Relationship “Tug-of-war” The Game We have all heard of the childhood game of “Tug-of-war”. This is a test of strength, where each end of a single rope is pulled by opposing sides, both of which hope to gain control and take the rope from the other. The one who ends up with the …
Our children need to love themselves and they need to learn to extend that love to others. When children love others, they are empathetic. Instead of reacting to others, they learn to respond by reading the emotional states of others.
If the parenting model you grew up with was fundamentally flawed, you may be at a loss to determine what is normal and what is not, what is helpful and what is harmful.
How you feel about yourself affects all of your other relationships. Some of you may not be used to the idea that you have a distinct relationship with yourself, but you do
With perfectionism, there is no standing down, no acceptable periods of relaxation. Perfectionism is, therefore, both exhausting and unattainable.
Whether at work or play, we still need to be aware of the potential for any relationship to become sexualized.
It is so important for you to be able to identify the burdens from past relationships that may be slowing down your rate of recovery.
There’s something important to remember in the quest for strength and courage, and that’s a spirit of kindness. Too often we teach our children the verse, “Be kind one to another” (Eph. 4:32 RSV), and then we forget the admonition as adults. True forgiveness and kindness are cut from the same cloth; it is impossible …