God Helps Us During Difficult Times

We all go through difficult times. It’s part of being human. Sometimes they can feel like too much to handle. I understand, because I’ve been going through some testing to be considered for a lung transplant. I feel so blessed and honored to be going through this process. It is also difficult and stressful. I’ve […]

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Reflecting on Another Birthday

Just a few days ago I was blessed to celebrate another birthday — 61 to be exact! Normally I wouldn’t let the world know it was my birthday, but this year I want to, for a purpose. Birthday girl Every birthday I celebrate is very significant for me. When I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis […]

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The Benefits of Personal Growth

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Is All the Hard Work of Growth Worth It? Such a good question. It takes a lot of work to produce growth in our lives. As a Marriage and Therapist for 30 years, I was often asked, Will all this work I’m doing to grow and change really pay off? Will it make my relationships […]

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Encouragement from the Bible

I wanted to share my new hobby! I receive so much encouragement from the Bible, and enjoy creating beautiful pictures with verses from the Bible. I hope they are a blessing to you today!               I’d love to hear from you. Which of these verses encourage you the most? […]

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Jesus Understands Our Feelings

The most important relationship we have is with Our Lord, who loves and understands us so. Today I share a section from a book I love by Earl Henslin, called Forgiven and Free. It says it all. I hope it encourages you today! “It may be difficult for some of us to believe this truth […]

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The Power of Self-Awareness

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In order to have healthy relationships we need to be self-aware As we grow in self-awareness, we will better understand why we feel and behave the way we do. This new understanding gives us the opportunity and freedom to change those things we’d like to change about ourselves and our relationships. Self-Awareness: What do you […]

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7 Ways to be Compassionate with Yourself


Building a Compassionate Relationship with Yourself is Life Changing You and your relationships will benefit as you take care of yourself and have a “compassionate you” to go through life with. Following are some ideas you can build into your life to continue developing the compassionate relationship that you have already begun. Stay Self-Aware Resist […]

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Strong Relationships Include Healthy Boundaries


Wait, What? Aren’t Boundaries Meant to Keep People Out? Today I continue my series on Pursuing Healthy Relationships…with God, Ourselves and Others. This week we’ll dig into why strong relationships need healthy boundaries. What Is a Boundary? In the simplest sense, a boundary is a property line.  Boundaries indicate the beginning and end of something. […]

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Healthy Relationships Include Emotional Connection!

Emotional Connection in Relationships is Vital! We’ve been talking about how to Build Healthy Relationships for the last several weeks. We spent quite a few weeks talking about how important a strong sense of self is to forming healthy relationships, and explored how we developed our beliefs about ourselves and how to strengthen our relationships […]

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Practical Tools to Build Healthy Relationships with God, Yourself and Others

Are You Ready to Learn Practical Tools to Build Healthier Relationships? I’ll bet the answer to that question is, “Yes!” Over the last month we covered Principle 1 in this series: To have healthy relationships you need to develop a strong sense of yourself; a sense of who you are as a person – who […]

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