Relationships: Do We Only Allow People To Treat Us As Bad As We Treat Ourselves?
If one was to come across someone who was in an abusive relationship, they might believe that this person is a victim. And, if this is the case, the person they are with is naturally going to be the perpetrator.Relationships: Why Do Some Women End Up With Mother Enmeshed Men?
While there are some men who have a strong sense of self, there are others who don’t, and this can be due to what took place when they were younger. Another way of looking at this would be to say that this is due to what didn’t take place.Four Ways to Spot a Wolf
After the honeymoon stage, the real person will show up. Using an analogy of a wolf, learn to spot unsafe people and save yourself a lot of grief; from a Christian perspective.Is Invasion a Subtle Act of War?
The many faces of invasion and why we have to be ever watchful so as not to be on either side of the fence – the invader or the invaded. Whenever I hear the word invasion, what immediately comes to mind is one country invading another. We have ultimately learned that the reasons we are given for the invasion are rarely the whole story. It is difficult to separate invasion into different categories, because each one tends to bleed into the other. Physical invasion can lead to mental invasion and to spiritual invasion and so on. Invasion is insidious!Backsliding Out of Forgiveness?
POSSIBLY the most powerful thing I’ve learned about forgiveness is that it’s hard. By that I mean I learned very little about true forgiveness when it came easy.Relationships: Has Someone Moved On If They Are In A New Relationship?
When a relationship comes to an end, it can be a sign that it has run its course; consequently, each person can be happy to move on with their life. What this could show is that they had been having problems for quite some time.Forgiveness Facilitates Freedom Into Functionality
RANDOM things are said in deeper conversations. Invariably wisdom goes unnoticed. The following sentence I heard piqued me: forgiveness facilitates functionality.The Valuing of Awkward Listening Silence
ONE of the key skills of listening is silence, allowing awkwardness its cherished place in relationships. In the awkward silence is space where God works in liberating truth from guarded lips, as a person courageously trusts the caring moment.Being an Everyday Peacemaker
BLESSED are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9). Nothing sets Christians apart more than their love. They glorify God, serve others diligently, all-the-while growing to be like Christ.We All Have Baggage
Who does not have baggage? That is the sole question which pops into my head when I ask a girl out on a date. Well, we all do have some sort of baggage of our past.Is It Harder For Someone To Leave An Abusive Relationship When They Are Emotionally Dependent?
When someone is in a situation that doesn’t serve them, it is going to be in their best interests to move on. Nevertheless, it might not be possible for them to walk away and to put this all behind them.Is Someone More Likely To End Up In An Abusive Relationship When They Are Emotionally Dependent?
There are a number of reasons as to why someone would want to have a relationship, and they might be aware of what all of these reasons are. If they are, it will give them the chance to see if they are being driven by the right needs.