Photo by nappy on Pexels.com The standing joke when children act out is that 'it's always the mother's fault', right? Furthermore, often mothers inwardly feel guilt or shame if emotional or mental health problems develop in their child. I wonder why? Children have 2 biological parents. Unthinking confidence in the unfailing accessibility and support of … Continue reading What is Attachment Theory and Why Do I Care?
Photo by Dodie Smith In the midst of this season when we are reminded to Give Thanks, I wonder if some of us are out of practice. As we wrap up the beauty of autumn and set our faces toward winter, it may be asking too much for some of us to be grateful after … Continue reading Growing a Gratefulness Muscle – Grace Upon Grace
https://videopress.com/v/qeziNS6s?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata video by German Korb The Growing Darkness photo by Anna Jones Like some of you, there were many years when I could not enjoy the entirety of autumn due to my dread of winter. By Thanksgiving, I often felt the weight of depression descending upon me. With the shorter days came darker moods and … Continue reading Falling Back – Is It SAD?
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. Elie Weisel, Holocaust survivor What is Despair? It isn't often that you hear someone say, "I am in despair!" A friend is more likely to admit depression than despair. Depression is a very real condition and clinical depression can be … Continue reading Despair is Not The Last Word
The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 Beware of Narcissist Leaders In The ChurchThis is the last in my series on the narcissists among us. Sadly, we are looking at the last place on earth we expect to find the most self-centered, egotistic person … Continue reading When Narcissism Comes to Church
Narcissists will destroy your life, erode your self-esteem, and do it with such stealth as to make you feel that you are the one that’s letting them down. Anonymous Where Does It Begin?People often wonder where narcissistic behavior began. Was someone born a narcissist or were they molded into one? There are several theories, but … Continue reading The Pain of Narcissism, Part 2
The Narcissist Test Step 1: Take a moment to think about yourself. Step 2: If you made it to step 2, you are not a narcissist. Anonymous What is Narcissism?The word narcissist seems to get thrown around often in the selfie-obsessed world in which we live. If someone is more self-absorbed than the average person, she is … Continue reading The Pain of Narcissism
When pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all. ~ C. S. Lewis As we finally begin to welcome a few clear, crisp days of autumn in our area, my … Continue reading The Problem of Pain & Suffering
We are living in a time when there are more ways to be in touch with one another than any other time in history. Phones, texts, emails, FaceTime, social media, Zoom are all avenues that can keep us connected wherever we are in the world. The personal, near ancient art of letter writing? Practically non-existent. … Continue reading Community: Experiencing Little, Needing Much
This site contains affiliate links to books. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Empathy has been getting a lot of press recently, and not in a good way. Past controversial statements by John Piper came to light recently concerning empathy. This occurred amidst the July resignations of staff members from … Continue reading Empathy A Sin? You’re Kidding, Right?