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Am I Enabling Or Being Godly Wife?
Morning friends, We’ve had some lively dialogue over the past few weeks and I’m going to continue our discussion about boundaries and consequences over the next few weeks. Next week I’m going to tackle the issue of how a diagnosis of mental illness impacts personal responsibility for wrongdoing. And, how or when we should implement consequences for destructive behaviors or…Read More
I Hate Me And I Love Him – What’s Wrong?
Morning friends, Great news. The Village Church has apologized to Karen Root and agreed that their tactics were controlling and harsh when they implemented church discipline against her for having the State of Texas annul her marriage to Jordan Hinkley after she discovered him viewing child pornography. Karen has graciously accepted their apology and the church promised to review cases…Read More
My Wife Say’s I’m Controlling. Is She Right?
Hi Friends, I am so excited about my new course called Letting Go of Negative Emotions, starting Thursday night. It will help you understand where your negative emotions come from, how to recognize them before they get the best of you, and specific strategies on letting them go. It is my most intensive class offering yet, with three 90 minute…Read More
Am I Controlling?
Morning friends: Here is a poem I read yesterday that touched my heart. I hope it touches yours as well. Praying the Heart You can only pray what’s in your heart. So if your heart is being ripped from your chest Pray the tearing If your heart is full of bitterness Pray it to the last dreg If your heart…Read More
How Do I Find Resources For A Lawyer?
Morning Friends, I am in Florida – not so sunny today but a whole lot better than freezing Pennsylvania. I will be speaking in Sarasota on Friday evening and Saturday morning on Destructive Relationships. Come join us if you can. Since I am trying to do a bit of R & R, I chose today’s question specifically for this week…Read More
My Husband Constantly Blames Me
Morning friends, I’m snowed in today. Yesterday too. It’s beautiful but cold. I feel like I’m in Chicago instead of Pennsylvania. Many of you feel like you are in the desert place. Some are tempted to despair. We must fight that feeling. Thomas Merton writes, “The desert is the home of despair. And despair is everywhere……This, then is our…Read More
Help! I’ve Grown Dependent on My Christian Counselor
Morning friends, Thanks friends for understanding my change in blog posting dates. After prayer it occurred to me that my stress levels could be lowered considerably by changing my blog post date from Monday to Wednesday. Weekends are usually never a time for rest due to speaking or writing. Now that the blog isn’t going to be posted until Wednesdays,…Read More
Why Do I Stay?
Good morning friends, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. And if you didn’t, I hope you have let it go and surrendered it to Christ. Life is too short to brood over what didn’t happen. There is a freedom in learning how to let go of those negative emotions and if you need help with that, I teach…Read More
More Clarity on Boundaries and Consequences
Merry Christmas Friends, I hope you are ready. If not, then let it go. It’s time to stop being frantic and remember what Christmas is all about. Over the past few weeks I’ve answered several questions about boundaries and consequences. And, from your many responses, some of you are waking up to the idea that its okay for you to…Read More