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Recently, I spoke with a friend whose teenage daughter is struggling. When a therapist asked her daughter to name some of her own best qualities, her daughter couldn’t think of one. Hearing this pained me. My friend’s daughter is kind, […]

It is easy to love other people when they are like us. It is easy to love people who agree with us politically, who have the same values as we do, and who have the same interests. Basically, it is […]

Knowing how to love other people is hard. None of us loves perfectly. As mothers and fathers, we love our children with every fiber of our being, but so often we make parenting mistakes. As husbands and wives, we want […]

We live in a crass world. Our politicians are noisy. Our celebrities can be loud and vulgar. And we can encounter rudeness even when doing something as mundane as going to the grocery store or driving down the street. The […]

Life will never be perfect. Imperfection is a natural part of the human condition. For instance, in my own life, I’ve found that as soon as I resolve one problem, another problem takes its place. Now, most problems do get […]

As human beings, we have free will. That means that from the moment we are born, we are making choices, every moment of every day. And the choices that we make end up creating the life that we live. So, […]

Do you ever wonder whether God cares about you? Do you ever question whether God hears your prayers? If so, you are not the only person to have had these questions. So often, when we are under tremendous stress, we […]

Having peaceful relationships is one of the most important things that we can achieve in life. And yet, it is also the hardest to achieve. Why? First of all, we are part of the problem. It is hard to have […]

I once knew a man who was very unhappy. He was selfish. He had a wife and daughter, but he only spent the money he earned on himself and his various hobbies. He was cruel to his wife and was […]

Goal setting is challenging. We set goals for our careers. We set goals for our health. We set goals for our personal ambitions. But so often, we get frustrated by our inability to achieve our goals. The problem with our […]