Philippians 4:8, “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Whatever will you do today?
Paul’s remarkable words becomes even more remarkable when we remember the situation of his writing. Paul, under house arrest and facing his death, writes to Christian people living in the city of Philippi. Take a
Based on the comments below my last column (Train Your Man, September 9, 2013), I seem to have caused quite a stir with my ideas about how to get your partner to “behave better.” It seems the people who commented in protest focused an awful lot on the attention-grabbing headline and had trouble seeing the big picture of what I was trying to point out.
My column originated from a clinical situation I observe all the time: People ask me what they can do to change their partners. My husband mos
Although the holidays are a hectic time, I always try to step back for a moment and reflect on what the year has brought. It is a time to count my blessings and appreciate all that I have in life -- a wonderful family, a fantastic group of people to work with, and good health (knock on wood!).
But recently, I was reminded of something else that is so important to a good life. As I sat and watched the celebration of life for Nelson Mandela on TV, it struck me how this man suffered so much, ye
When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
Forgiveness is an essential for moving ahead on any path. Forgive not because you have been told so but for being liberated from your self created prison of hatred.
In many of the sessions I have conducted I see Forgiveness and Healing closely intertwined.When we die we
The dad of tragic Ask.fm suicide teen Hannah Smith says he is ready to FORGIVE the online trolls who hounded her to death.
David Smith, 45, urged the bullies to come forward so he can understand why his 14-year-old daughter took her own life.
Schoolgirl Hannah was found hanged in her bedroom by her sister at the family home in Lutterworth, Leics, earlier this month.
She was hounded by anonymous trolls in the months leading up to her death - with several messages urging her to kill hers
Everyone talks about resolutions this time of year. Making changes, setting goals, remembering dreams we once had, and wanting to live better. But the only thing I see happening with resolutions is "adding" to the already secret mess that is my life.
5 Reminders of How You Can Let Go to Create a Better Life
1. I will let go of the hurt from my past. We all have painful memories from our past. When we do not let them go, they continue to hurt. The searing pain is felt over and over again
After a year of journaling, Leggett found that some lessons were repetitive and some contradicted each other, but all offered potential for self-instruction. As the new year begins, she shares what she learned—and relearned—to inspire your 2014.
➤People don’t always do what they say they’re going to do. Forgive them.
➤ You won’t always do what you say you’re going to do. Forgive yourself.
➤ Never underestimate the power of following up.
➤ Tip well for good service. Waiters, the peo
Have you ever had your feelings hurt? Chances are that if you're alive and over the age of 5, you have had someone hurt your feelings. Sometimes it's not a big deal and you move on with your day. Other times it's more dramatic.
As silly as it may sound, the old nursery rhyme"sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me" isn't entirely true. Many people take offense and turn them into life long grudges. Words and actions are powerful.
There are a lot of questions that
Forgiveness is a word we both love and hate. We feel that it is a justifiable, tremendous act of grace as it relates to what God does with our confessed sins.
When God forgives our sins, analytically it’s much akin to God pressing the delete button on his heavenly computer. And when he forgives us, he doesn’t send our sins to a temporary recycle bin just in case he needs to remind us of them. Instead, they are permanently and totally removed from the hard drive! That’s what we love about the
Okay, you messed up. Assuming it wasn’t truly awful—like cheating on him with his brother in their parents’ bed while his dog watched—you can gain his forgiveness. It’s just a matter of knowing how to work it.
Give Him Room
You probably feel a need to talk things out as soon as possible, but often your best bet is to let him cool off—alone. “When I get in a big fight with my girlfriend, it can take me a few days before I’m ready to address things,” says Noah, 35. “Sometimes it helps