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Restoring Relationships: 30 Days to Peace

One of the most frequent internet searches is people who want help with relationships. We are all in them and, at times, we will all struggle with a relationship of one kind or another. Whatever the relationship, husband/wife; parent/child; siblings; extended family; friendships; relationships outside the home … there is one set of guidelines that... >Full Story

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First Aid for Bruised Hearts - Talk to a mentor

“What’s love got to do with it?” Tina Turner famously asked. For many of us, love – the joy of it, the lack of it, or the confusion that comes with it – is both what gets us up in the morning and what keeps us up  at night. If you have a question about love, relationships, or marriage you’re... >Read More

Four Questions to Stop the Guilt-Trip

How often do you find yourself dealing with guilt? Do you wonder whether you said something hurtful? Let someone down? Left a job unfinished or failed at achieving a goal? Do you lay awake at night ruminating over feelings of shame or thoughts of not measuring up? Cindy had a falling out with a friend when she expressed frustration about... >Read More

Pet Peeves

Frustrations! Life is full of them, isn't it! You go on a picnic--and rain comes pouring out of nowhere. You look forward all week to a very special meeting and you come down with bronchial morbidities. You're waiting for an important phone call and you've accidentally left the phone partly off the hook. Invariably someone will call me right when...... >Read More

The Heart of a Mentor

Focusing on my desktop monitor, I scarcely noticed the young woman enter the church office and sit silently on the chair across the room. "May I help you?" I smiled. Her eyes darted nervously around the room. With forced confidence she replied "I was on my way to get groceries and ended up here." Looking for a safe place A compassionate... >Read More

Miss Independent

It was one of those mornings! My frustrations were mounding up as high as the piles of dirty laundry littering the floor. Breakfast dishes were cluttering the table. Tyler’s first grade math papers were scattered around. Corey, who was in the midst of teething, was crying for mommy to comfort him, and for goodness sakes, to wipe his nose! In...... >Read More

Life Changing Events

Life changing events happen to all of us. Important events that change the course of life from that day forward. The ones we choose are usually exciting and filled with anticipation: a wedding, a new career, a family started, a move made. All change the course of events in our lives from that day on and we step... >Read More

Ten Reasons to Hope When Things Go Bad

Where can we turn when things go really bad? As great as our friends, coworkers, and family are, eventually every one of them will let us down in some way or another, even if their intentions are good. As close as we get to our spouse or siblings, they can't really understand the pain we are experiencing. And as... >Read More

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