In light of this month's emphasis on suicide prevention, all need to be aware of the trauma associated with child sexual abuse for both boys and girls. Abuse affects more than one moment in time; it changes the direction of the victim's lifetime. The victim may be a survivor in adulthood, but there is more … Continue reading When the Victim is Male
If you've never known someone who has actually taken their own life, you most certainly have been around family, friends, or coworkers who have thought seriously about it, whether you realized it or not.
"We could all do with some quick and easy down time so that we are freed to think more clearly and not react harshly or impulsively, …"
No matter the type of relationship you are in; no matter what circumstance you are in; no matter the belief system from which you come, LOVE is always the answer. Our creator, whom we call God, is in His very essence, love. When we choose love, we choose God. When we choose God, we choose … Continue reading We Keep Coming Back to One Conclusion
The importance of giving to the marriage relationship cannot be emphasized too much! Many memes and humorous anecdotes abound on social media, describing the joys of marriage or the pitfalls of marriage. For instance, one post relayed this message: "Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning all you need is two hearts … Continue reading Does Your Marriage Feel “One-sided?”
If people are ever going to move forward in life; if you, specifically, hope to find a greater path that finds peace and happiness, we all have to take responsibility to make some changes.
It seems that many people are easily offended these days. The more we talk about the need for tolerance, diversity, peace, and harmony, the more we seem to become intolerant, segregated, angry and unruly. I'm not suggesting we just lie down and allow people to do what they will and forget about being a civilized … Continue reading Love and … Overlooking an Offense
God is love, as we've established in a previous blog via 1 John 4.8,16. He is the essence of, the origin of, and the definition of love. Love is, more often than not, a verb (an action) that is done for the betterment of another. What we identify as love is not emotion (a noun) … Continue reading Love and…Relationship
Just as there are many words for sugar hidden on ingredient labels, there are several words and concepts for love strategically and subtly positioned within the pages of the holy bible. One of these words is MERCY. To extend mercy is to withhold the wrath that someone who has offended us actually deserves in our … Continue reading Love and…Mercy