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You are going through a difficult time. Someone in the church is trying to encourage you and uses cliches, “I believe everything happens for a reason?” Or how about, “Don’t worry. God’s in charge?” Or have you ever said, “I […]

When John and Sue began to argue over a conflict involving parenting, Sue’s mom physically put herself between the two. She then quoted Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” Both spouses […]

Have you ever said something like, “You could do a lot more around the house to help me?” If so, you join the rest of us who find ourselves complaining about our partner or someone else in our lives. Complainers are […]

Rachel walked into the room. Crowds were not easy for her to manage. She worries that she will be embarrassed if she says the wrong thing. This is one reason Rachel tries to avoid events with lots of people.  She doesn’t […]

Most of us have gone through difficult times with a family member, a loved one, a co-worker or even a boss. Some of you might even be on the brink of losing a relationship. But don’t give up hope. Instead, […]

“I can’t stand it when I make a mistake.” Ahhh…the words of a perfectionist. How do you know if you are one? Well, check yourself against this list. If you believe there is no room for mistakes, time to check […]

This green-eyed monster  has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day. It’s envy and doesn’t do well when it consumes our thoughts or actions. Wishing you had what your neighbor has, or feeling envious over someone’s job or spouse is […]

You can walk in a room, have a conversation and know if someone is a narcissist. How is that possible? Is it really that easy.? Researchers at Ohio State University say, “Yes.” They have discovered the quickest way to tell […]

Everyone likes to win. But during the football playoffs and Superbowl, some people need to get a grip! These are only games people! Big games, but only games! Yes, I get intense during those games too, but when time runs […]

We all get angry, right? But how do we handle those angry feelings? Our reactions to anger matters. It often determines the health of our relationships. So, check yourself and see how you measure up on these points. Admit you […]