Self-Improvement: What Are You Thankful For?
This past week I had both of my sons with me for a couple of days. Each of them left home many years ago and have established their own homes and families since then. Because of time demands and distance we don’t get to see each other very often anymore so we really do enjoy the times when we can be together.Affairs of the Heart
Internet affairs of the heart are more dangerous to real life relationships than actual affairs. You can’t compete with someone you’ve never seen and who can be contacted via the Internet any time of the day or night, whenever you have time.Learning the Value of a Human Life
I understand the feelings of families whose loved ones are murdered. My first reaction would be one of revenge as well. The bible even seems to justify capital punishment. Yet the bible was written thousands of years ago. Later in the bible, Jesus said in response to a question about killing a prostitute, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” We have progressed to a somewhat more humane approach to dealing with each other even when serious crime is involved, at least in our saner moments.I Can’t Stand You (Please Don’t Leave Me)
An abuse victim’s thought process is a paradox as her mind waffles between extremes – a simmering resentment toward her abuser juxtaposed against a desperate, if destructive, addiction to him. In one moment, she hears herself saying of her abuser, “I can’t stand you.” But as the fear of rejection, abandonment and loneliness pour over her, her breaking heart whispers, “Please don’t leave me.”Be Your Own Savior
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Don’t depend on someone else to make you happy or solve all your problems. You have to take responsibility for as much of your life as you can because you never know when you might have to be your own savior.Relationships: Does The Fear Of Abandonment Stop You From Leaving A Relationship?
While someone can have relationships that they want to be in, they can also have relationships that they don’t want to be in. This doesn’t mean that one will no longer spend time with these people though; as they might still spend time with them.The Amazing Glory
Lord of bounty, offer us your courage to face life’s challenges with wisdom. We ask this through Christ, our Lord the Savior. Challenges transformed through a glorious victory means dearly to us, your apostles.Things You Can Do When You Are Bored
It is natural to sometimes feel bored. If you allow it to get to you, it is easy to find yourself getting into things that are not really helpful or positive. Boredom can actually lead to bad habits when you are not very sure of what to do to kill the boredom. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do as soon as you start feeling bored to make sure that you remain in line and doing only positive things. Where you are at that particular time will determine the options you have open to you.How To Attract Healthy Relationships
Ever been involved in a relationship that you, or someone you knew, considered unhealthy? In this article I explore what it takes to start attracting the healthy supportive relationships we all long for.Finding Myself Alone: Who Am I Without a Relationship?
Exploring how I lost my identity in marriage, as well as the journey to rediscover who I am now that I’m separated. Examining mistakes in order to learn from them and not take them with me into another relationship, and in pursuit of wholeness and healing and the necessity of reminding myself where I came from in order to not travel that path again.Intimacy: Can Embracing Our Pain Lead To Greater Levels Of Intimacy?
Human beings have an inherent need to share who they are with others; they need to be seen and heard. When this happens, one will share what is really taking place for them and not what they think someone wants to hear or what will make them look ‘right’.Small Spaces
The other day, when I was at the gym, I got to thinking about small spaces. Today I talk about how much life happens in such tiny areas of our lives.