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Dealing with Disappointment
Dealing with Disappointment

What kinds of things disappoint you?” I once asked a friend out of curiosity. “Yuck! Don’t ask me that!” she exclaimed. “I’d rather focus on the positive!” Disappointments can be quite painful, regardless of their magnitude. My friend Nancy1 terminated a long-term relationship in which she’d struggled for decades. Harsh words, bitter memories, and daily […]

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Becoming a woman of God: Pain & Disappointment
Becoming a woman of God: Pain & Disappointment

There are wounds in life cut so deeply that they seem to leave irreparable damage. In an ironic way, we know that if these wounds are not dealt with they will continue a lifetime of destruction within us. It is a very difficult thing to get a handle on these terrible pains and to allow […]

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Bitter Disappointment
Bitter Disappointment

Brian first met Alan at his church and invested lots of time and energy into building their relationship. When Alan made a bad choice and their friendship suffered, Brian felt bitterly disappointed. “I felt like the carpet had been pulled out from under my feet,” he says. Related: Want To Find Hope?

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Reacting To Disappointment
Reacting To Disappointment

When it comes to winning over the person that you are romantically interested in, patience and persistence are key. However, sometimes even that isn’t enough. When Eric met Val, he was blown away. He thought she was the one. But after months of rejection, he was faced with a huge letdown. What matters most to […]

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Dealing with Disappointment
Dealing with Disappointment

We can deal with everyday disappointments. But certain disappointments are so huge that they end up disrupting the entire lives of you and your family. It’s as though a dark cloud hangs over everything that you do. How can we work through these tough times, especially when its difficult to share with those who are […]

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Facing Life’s Disappointments (Ruth 1)
Facing Life’s Disappointments (Ruth 1)

Childless and widowed, the young woman faced what appeared to be a dark future. Her mother-in-law came to her with news that she would be returning to her hometown, and suggested that the young woman return to her family. How would she face the loss and disappointment? This study begins a new series of studies in […]

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Stressed Out In A New Town
Stressed Out In A New Town

Life transitions can cause a lot of instability in a person’s life. Julie anticipated that her transition from her hometown to her new home would be a smooth one. But it turned out that she felt overcome by stress and uncertainty in her new location, despite being closer to family. Are you going through significant […]

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At A Crossroads
At A Crossroads

He had big dreams for how he had hoped life would turn out, but when he moved his family overseas, they faced disappointment after disappointment. He became frustrated and felt a sense of futility. When he then had to take on a second job, he eventually faced burnout and depression. “I really felt like I […]

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Rebuilding
Rebuilding

What are you building through bitterness? Not only is a bitter attitude unappealing to others, not being willing to let go of how you feel you’ve been wronged. Soon the walls start going up to protect you from being hurt. But eventually a person becomes boxed in by their bitterness. Sure, you’re “safe” from being […]

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Dealing with Pressure
Dealing with Pressure

Do you remember the first time you played your sport? What did that feel like? Was it fun? Why did you keep playing? Was it the friendships, the competition or that you simply enjoyed it?  It’s ok to simply enjoy sport, that’s one of the reasons it exists.  Have you lost your enjoyment of sport? […]

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