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Meaning of Lust: Is It Bad?

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:36:02 -0600

The Bhagwad Gita the word of the Lord Krishna says "One who is able to withstand the impulse of lust and anger before death is a yogi ". Thus the Gita accepts lust as a normal human failing and says that if one has to become a Yogi, then one must withstand the temptation of lust. The Gita further adds in verse 21 of chapter 16 that the three kinds of doorways to hell are lust, anger and greed Most religions including the Christian religion look on lust as something to be avoided to reach God.

The Only Freedom Ever Worth Having

Mon, 18 May 2015 07:23:01 -0500

SLAVES we come into this world and slaves we shall leave, but not every kind of bounded slavery leads to hopelessness. We can be slaves to stimulation and boredom is our punishment. Or we are slaves to leisure and work is our penance. But, just the same, we can be slaves to service and our 'punishment' is blessing for the fact others are blessed. Or we might be bonded to telling the truth and so our 'penance' is peace.

Stray Thoughts on Desire and Lust

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:29:20 -0600

In college, I read Ovid the classical Roman poet and his concept of 'gaze'. It is a word that is the beginning of all feelings. Ovid related this word to women.

How To Instantly Bring A Man CLOSER Instead Of Push Him Away

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:59:20 -0600

If you're feeling a sense of longing for a man - especially a man who isn't giving you all the love, affection, and attention you want and deserve - this will help you shift your vibe and bring him CLOSER to you. This is still one of the best pieces of relationship advice I've ever gotten!

Change in Human Relations

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:59:34 -0500

RELATIONS - Everything changes in this with the passage of time. Nothing remains the same as before. Change is the essence of life.

3 Do's and 3 Don'ts on Healing and Forgiveness

Mon, 18 May 2015 07:20:29 -0500

LIFELONG learning is the practice of any person on the quest of wisdom. One of life's hardest lessons is dealing with the many interpersonal hurts that come from a life of care. And overcoming the commensurate bitterness that we are bound to struggle with is our task. The more we care about situations and persons that impinge us, the harder the hurt, the deeper the bitterness to wrestle with.

Living With an Addict - Alcoholic

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:18:44 -0600

What it's like living with an addict or alcoholic. We try to control the situation, the addict, and the addiction. There is help. Learn what you can do.

Love Doesn't Live Here Anymore - There's No Reason to Stay

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:43:55 -0600

Strange how something so life-altering comes stealing in like fog that rolls in and grows denser until it obscures the landscape; you wake up one day and it feels like a stranger is in your bed. Gone is the thrill of seeing their face, of robbing one more minute of time from the day to cuddle or of a shared yawn. Gone; what happened, where did the road turn, taking you to this strange place?

Relationships: Is The Fear Of Abandonment Causing You To Get Attached Too Soon?

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 06:03:04 -0600

There are people who like to take their time when it comes to the beginning of a relationship, and then there are others who go in head first. And based on how they behave, it is safe to say that they are both having a different inner experience.

Clarkson's 5 Relationship Model of Counselling Relationships

Fri, 15 May 2015 08:46:58 -0500

Humanistic Integrative Counselling employs a number of tools to enhance the quality of the therapeutic connection between client and counselor. An integrative counsellor realizes that he cannot use the same counselling techniques on every client, as each client is a unique individual and has individual emotional needs.

How Are You and Your Partner Doing Together?

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:15:53 -0500

How is your relationship with your partner? What are the positive and negative aspects of your relationship?

Marriage With Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnosis and Strategies

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:15:15 -0500

Asperger Syndrome in marriages or relationships, where one or both partners might have a diagnosed or suspected case of Asperger's, is more common than you might think. These neurodiverse relationships present a unique set of additional challenges, and require that a couple use a unique set of tools to address their marital issues.

Blessed Vulnerability, Arrogance's Curse

Fri, 08 May 2015 06:41:31 -0500

Recently I tripped over several steps in full view of at least five peers. It was one of those awkward moments, like falling off a bicycle, when you want to get up and say, "I'm fine!" even though you've got blood running down your arm or leg.

Relationships: Can Toxic Shame Make Someone Feel Unattractive?

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:21:23 -0500

While someone can look attractive, it doesn't mean they feel attractive or that their self image matches up with how they look. In this case, the impression that they have on others doesn't match up with what is taking place within them.

Haranguing Horros

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:58:12 -0500

Every one of us, at one time or another, has been harangued in a horrible fashion. Ranting and raging by an adult or significant other may seem like a burden to bear, but mean words and shouts are painful and may have long-term, negative results. Plus how effective is sermonizing and criticizing? It rarely changes a behavior since as the yelling overpowers us, we are deflated and defeated with little redemption possible and both ears turned onto to self-preservation mode.

Freud's Defence Mechanisms Might Manifest Themselves in Your Relationships

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:27:25 -0600

You might find yourself failing in your relationships, without being aware of the fact that you are being controlled and sabotaged by your own denials. In order to become aware, you might want to develop your Self-Awareness: get to understand what makes you "fall" into relationships and partners which are no good for you.

Relationships: Does The Fear Of Abandonment Cause You To Abandon Yourself?

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:15:41 -0500

As one is a human being, it will mean that they have their own needs to fulfil. If this wasn't the case, they could go along with what other people are doing and it wouldn't be a problem.

Don't Lose Yourself to Loss

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 09:59:53 -0600

Many of us view loss in a very limited way. We see it as the end of something, period. Seeing things in such a black and white way, i.e., a beginning and end, right and wrong, shadow and light, is at times helpful.

The Good Life - Or So It Seems

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:05:24 -0500

The life of a gigolo is a lot harder than it looks, especially for an older man whose good looks have faded. There are no "off" days for a gigolo; he is always at the beck and call of the woman who is supporting him.

Discover Why Some Lovers Have Cruel Hearts - Part One

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:12:14 -0500

No matter if you're a man or a woman, chances are, you've been hurt in the past by a girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, or wife. They supposedly loved you, and you did everything that you could think of to show them love, dedication, respect, and compassion... but what you received in return was less than satisfactory, and possibly downright cruel.

Is It Really Better to Give Than to Receive?

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:12:44 -0600

For a relationship to succeed, there needs to be a balance between the giving and the taking. Sometimes one person has to do more giving, but if this continues, there is apt to be resentment and a feeling of being taken for granted.

Relationships: Why Do Some People Find It Hard To Be Serious?

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:06:06 -0500

There are times in life where it will be important for one to be serious and then there will be times when this is not the case. If one was to come across as one way all the time, they are going to be out of balance.

Things That Might Be Destroying A Healthy Relationship

Fri, 08 May 2015 07:03:50 -0500

It is hard to believe that a relationship has been destroyed overnight as there are certain subtle and destructive patterns that are responsible for eroding the healthy bond between spouses. Such inappropriate attitudes have all the potential to convert a fairytale relationship into a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) super fight.

A Man Is Going To Be A Man!

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:30:27 -0600

In 2015 I declare it's time we call our sons, our fathers, our homeboys and our lovers to a higher level! So what exactly is A Man Going To Be IN YOUR LIFE?

Fifty Plus Dating

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:48:27 -0600

Fifty plus dating, It can be a tough call, however, the stigma of middle aged people having relationships has all but dissipated.Read on for some friendly advice.

I Can't Stand You (Please Don't Leave Me)

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:00:44 -0600

An abuse victim's thought process is a paradox as her mind waffles between extremes - a simmering resentment toward her abuser juxtaposed against a desperate, if destructive, addiction to him. In one moment, she hears herself saying of her abuser, "I can't stand you." But as the fear of rejection, abandonment and loneliness pour over her, her breaking heart whispers, "Please don't leave me."

4 Things the Holy Spirit Taught Me About Relationships

Wed, 13 May 2015 06:25:25 -0500

Here are four new things that I learned through the Holy Spirit recently. Four important relationship considerations.

The Amazing Glory

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:23:40 -0600

Lord of bounty, offer us your courage to face life's challenges with wisdom. We ask this through Christ, our Lord the Savior. Challenges transformed through a glorious victory means dearly to us, your apostles.

What Animals Reveal About Why We Kiss

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:51:06 -0600

Why do we kiss? Scientists speculate that we get information about hormone levels, health, and even relatedness, by kissing. And we aren't the only ones who do it. Whether given as a greeting, a sign of affection, or tentatively in those first stirrings of attraction kissing happens in a variety of animals from ants to prairie dogs.

People As God's Instruments In the Hurts of Life

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:06:23 -0500

LIFE is a pulveriser. If we are vulnerable enough to be real, God will utilise our vulnerability and bring realness into our orbit. Realness hurts.

A Short Philosophy On Biblical Neighbourliness

Wed, 27 May 2015 06:22:50 -0500

ALL it takes for evil to conquer goodness is for the goodness in people to remain dormant. When somebody is bleeding and motionless on the pavement, or blindsided by grief and cannot reconcile their pain or see any hope because of their loss, or betrayed by the maltreatment from a friend, and we stand by offering a token compassion, we have missed our neighbour.

Dating Tips For Women - Get Them Straight From Your Experienced Friends

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:29:52 -0600

Are you still looking for the right man to bring you down the aisle in the near future? Have you been dating for a long time now and still haven't found the man of your dreams? Don't give up just yet.

Bear No Grudges, Have No Regrets

Wed, 27 May 2015 06:17:32 -0500

Let us allow ourselves to be blessed of the Lord. The only way this happens is if we do what he has commanded us to do - to bear no grudge, which leads to bearing no regret.

50 Things Guys Wish Girls Knew

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:44:20 -0500

Men have for long been belittled by the fairer sex and have been quoted as being everything ranging from egotistical, stubborn and lacking in emotion. For the ladies out there, however, it may come to you as a surprise, or even a shock, that there is much more behind a man and there is much that your man might wish you could know better about him.

Valentine's Day, Love, Sex, Submission, Self-Awareness and Intimate Relationships

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:52:51 -0600

If you truly want to find out what drives you to fall into relationships which are no good for you and how to change, you need to develop your Self-Awareness. This means, becoming aware of whatever it is that controls your needs, feelings, attitudes and behaviors. Becoming aware of how you shoot yourself in the foot in relationships. When you develop Self-Awareness you can stand on your two feet and approach partners and relationships with a sense of empowerment. Developing Self-Awareness is a process which frees you from unhealthy emotional and behavioural patterns, and paves the way for you to find a partner with whom to develop a successful intimacy.

Never Say Never Because You Will

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:14:30 -0600

Never say never unless you like eating crow. Never always comes up when you least expect it and stays longer than you'd like.

Being Mirrors For Each Other

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:46:02 -0500

By being mirrors for one another in your relationships, you can observe where your weak points are. These may show up when you have a sudden reaction to what the person said or did. Why is that a weak point for you? What is this person showing you that you need to look at in yourself? Asking these types of questions with a neutral non-attached outcome will allow your higher dimensions of being to come down from the higher levels into your emotional body to give you an answer.

Re-Partnering: Some Strategies for Committing to a New Relationship

Mon, 11 May 2015 07:42:28 -0500

With the divorce rate in Australia nearing 43%, re-partnering (and often re-marrying) is now very much the norm. This article explores some of the common difficulties faced by couples embarking on a new relationship, and strategies to address them.

Worldwide Conflict and Resolution

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:43:18 -0500

Our history is filled with human suffering, conflicts and wars. Many similar-minded people believe that the source of our current conflicts is very complex and, therefore, a quick and complete solution is not forthcoming. Many of us are asking ourselves: What I can do to help create a more peaceful world? There are those who feel that wars are inevitable. This hopeless perspective disables one's motivation to search and contribute to a viable solution. Creating a consensus of ideas can be difficult and require much diligence, is it not easier than living in a warring environment? Your contribution is important!

Negative Thinking Can Lead to Health Risk in Couples

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:47:51 -0500

Negative thinking has a powerful impact on relationships. Couples fail to realize that negative thinking is not only damaging to a couple psychologically but can be physically. Couples should take care to support the relationship through positive thinking and words of encouragement.

Tips to Understand the Modern Man's Brain

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:19:33 -0500

To know a man (not woman) is to solve an enigma. And here are a few tips to solve that enigma.

Stigma of Polyamorous Relationships

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:34:06 -0600

This article examines several hardships polyamorous couples may face on their journey. The common stigma regarding non-monogamous relationships is discussed, as well as the hard work that goes into maintaining a non-monogamous relationship.

The Common Beauty in Friends and 'Enemies' Alike

Fri, 22 May 2015 06:41:14 -0500

PEOPLE are who they are; with us and with others. Although people can change slowly over time - though not everyone does - nobody can change, between people, how they interact. What this means is people who offend us interact with others in similar ways, yet others haven't always taken it the way we have. Likewise, those we have no problem with may rub others up the wrong way; we may wonder what they are complaining about. This explains the phenomenon of hurt in the sensitive person, as we are all sensitive people.

Top Tips to Build Relationships in Organizations

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:48:56 -0600

Take a moment and think about a leader in your organization whom you would consider best in maximizing relationships. How do you describe such a leader? Some descriptions that may immediately come to mind are trustworthy, empathy, concerned for others, understanding, building employee commitment and engagement and motivating.

How To Give Your Boyfriend More Space

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:41:37 -0500

Falling in love is a wonderful thing. However, staying in love can be quite a challenge.

Into the Hands of Fate - When There's No Easy Way Out

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:00:20 -0600

He first noticed her entering the elevator; just noticed her for some reason. He began seeing her leaving his building several times during the week. Their eyes met in a casual, friendly kind of way. Finally, he approached her; "Are you a new arrival in our building?" She seemed surprised, "Heavens no, I've worked here for years!" He was surprised, why was he suddenly noticing her? "Have you ever seen me in this building?" She laughed, "I only noticed you in the elevator a few days ago to be honest, are you new here?" He had been working in the building for 19 years; how odd he thought.

Getting Your Point Across

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:09:41 -0500

One of the situations that often creates relationship conflict is when you become devoted to getting your point across. Most of us love to be heard and understood. It feels great when someone important to us really understands things from our point of view.

Things You Can Do When You Are Bored

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:26:09 -0600

It is natural to sometimes feel bored. If you allow it to get to you, it is easy to find yourself getting into things that are not really helpful or positive. Boredom can actually lead to bad habits when you are not very sure of what to do to kill the boredom. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do as soon as you start feeling bored to make sure that you remain in line and doing only positive things. Where you are at that particular time will determine the options you have open to you.

Round And Round It Goes - Which Country Nobody Knows! Keeping Perspective While Changing Lives

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:56:05 -0600

Travel for me has always been a stress reliever, an apprenticeship of life, a dream experience where I could safely observe cultures, languages and people, participating in them as much or as little as I wanted. Its' part of who I am. I doesn't make me impulsive, or illogical. The objectivity in my panoramic perspective is still there. The answer to the ultimate question of happiness is within reach.

Did Ravana the Lanka King Love Sita?

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:22:32 -0500

The Ramayana is one of the oldest scriptures in the world. Written before the Mahabharata, its age is estimated by historians to be about 5000 BC. The story of the Ramayana is the story of the God Rama and his battle with the evil Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka.

Lessons From Hitchhiking

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:31:08 -0500

Lessons for life from an experience of receiving a ride. Goodness is inherent in everyone, getting in touch with it and expressing it is a challenge. When in need, all of us expect to be helped. But are we willing to lend a helping hand to someone else in their need?

Forgiveness - The Grace To Forgive

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:06:11 -0500

God has the power to forgive sins, but we have the grace to forgive one another. Are we gracious to do so or do we need to harbour ill-feelings and anger, for an insult or injury that we find offensive? It is by no means easy for some people to be apologetic and say sincerely, "I am sorry" as it is more difficult for the other--to forgive.

Saving Your Relationship By Thirty Percent

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:29:25 -0600

Would you like an extended warranty on your marriage? Wouldn't that be nice? It's important to look at our relationships as investments with good returns. This article will help you increase the odds of having a lasting relationship.

When You Give Up Your Own Will "for the Sake of the Relationship" You Sabotage Yourself

Thu, 14 May 2015 06:03:40 -0500

When friends ask: "Do you want a relationship?" you probably answer affirmatively. But then, once you have one, it often happens that things don't go the way you would have wanted them to go, and you find yourself embittered, disappointed, angry, and once again alone. Often you might blame your partner(s). But it might very likely be that you sabotage the relationship without even knowing that you do. This article focuses on one way in which you might harm your relationship(s): giving up your will "for the sake of the relationship".

The Breadth of Reach In Leadership of a Calling to Repentance

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:33:49 -0500

LETTING bygones be bygones is not a biblical concept, nor is maintaining a fight for people to turn from their 'wicked ways' through the mode of aggression. That's not to say that letting bygones be bygones is wrong, per se. Sometimes, for our own sanity, we need to. Indeed, letting bygones be bygones, as far as we are personally concerned, is probably, in some ways, wise. But sometimes injustices scream out to be called for what they are.

Should I Still Try?

Tue, 19 May 2015 07:37:36 -0500

This is one of the most difficult articles I've undertaken to write. Honestly, I almost thought about simply deleting the whole thing. When one gets past middle age, life changes and starts to look a little differently.

Relationships: Why Do Some Men Fear Intimacy?

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:33:59 -0600

While men and women are both human, they are often portrayed as being radically different. It is clear that they are different on the outside, but what is not as clear is that there are differences when it comes to their brain structure.

Fake It Til You Make It

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:15:04 -0600

Where do you hold yourself back? How can you become the person you want to be? What will it take to "make it"?

Relationships: Does The Fear Of Abandonment Cause You To Go Back To A Relationship?

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:08:11 -0500

If one wants to buy a new car, it could be because their old car is no longer drivable or it could be because it no longer fits their requirements. And once a decision has been made, they are unlikely to use their old car again.

How To Boost Your Confidence In The Presence Of A Man You Find Overwhelmingly Attractive

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:26:48 -0500

Have you ever experienced a sudden, weakening loss of confidence when you met a man you felt attracted to? Well, you are certainly not alone. These easy and unusual steps can help you keep your cool next time you meet a man who makes your heart beat faster. You'll feel as solid as an oak. Promised.

Believing in Others

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:30:03 -0500

We each have special aptitudes that set us apart just as we have commonalities that draw us together. In recognizing these and gleaning the best from all sides, we become stronger, more cohesive, and more effective. When you believe in yourself, you can undertake almost anything and be quite sure that success will reign.

Intimacy: Can Embracing Our Pain Lead To Greater Levels Of Intimacy?

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:54:55 -0600

Human beings have an inherent need to share who they are with others; they need to be seen and heard. When this happens, one will share what is really taking place for them and not what they think someone wants to hear or what will make them look 'right'.

Jesus' Sermon On the Mount - Restored to Relationship

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:39:06 -0500

RELATIONSHIPS are what God, the gospel, life, Jesus, wisdom, truth and love are all about. We could also say that God authored life as a relational exercise, from start to finish. The gospel message in itself pivots on the hinge of God's desire to reach into a fallen humanity and make a way for broken humanity to be restored to relationship. Yes, the gospel is about restoration to relationship.

When Someone's Behavior Affects Me, What Can I Do?

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:08:55 -0500

We Are Not Separate Some authors suggest that, when we are healthy enough, we will not be affected by others' unloving verbal behavior. We will rise above it and not take their words personally - that "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me." I strongly disagree.

Caring for the Carer - Making Care Sustainable

Fri, 29 May 2015 06:04:01 -0500

PATRONAGE is a role that has its nexus in the moment that a person or a couple or a group feels more than adequately cared for. It's a moment. It's a moment because people are prone to shift from a state of wellbeing into a state of need without much warning, and quite unexpectedly. But that is the nature of someone needing care. Most people needing such care need it intermittently, for a season. They are not characterised in being overly needy; unless it pertains to caring for an elderly parent or grandparent, or a relative with a disability. This article is aimed primarily at the care of only emotional and spiritual needs.

Relationships: Does The Fear Of Abandonment Stop You From Leaving A Relationship?

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:15:42 -0600

While someone can have relationships that they want to be in, they can also have relationships that they don't want to be in. This doesn't mean that one will no longer spend time with these people though; as they might still spend time with them.

A Radical Approach to Forgiveness That Works

Mon, 18 May 2015 07:06:26 -0500

SUCCESS in life is at our fingertips, but we must realise that we have to first redefine what success is. It's not the product the world sells us. It is mastery over our relationships. And that said, it is not mastery over people, quite the reverse. As soon as we learn we exist for people life comes at once to be successful. Mastery over our relationships means no person is a threat and we, ourselves, are a threat to no one.

Changing Perspective - Put Yourself In Your Partner's Shoes

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:16:45 -0500

You may think that it is positive to try to see things from your partner's perspective. The danger comes if you think that you know what your partner is thinking or how they are feeling.

Is Being Responsive To Another Person's Self-Disclosure An Important Part Of A Relationship?

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 15:12:56 -0500

When one feels close to someone, there are likely to be a number of reasons why. One may know what these reasons are, or it may take them a while to realise why they feel the way they do.

Relationships: Can Trapped Grief Make Breakups Harder To Handle?

Fri, 08 May 2015 07:25:49 -0500

If someone was to spend their time around people who have just experienced a breakup, they are unlikely to have the same experience with each person. They could find that although one person is in a bad way, another could come across though they haven't been affected.

A Case of Mistaken Identity

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:44:11 -0600

Sometimes a case of mistaken identity can lead to some wonderful things. On this day, it did, and I've never forgotten it.

Me, You, and Us: Keeping Your Center In Intimate Relationships

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:26:45 -0500

Just about everyone struggles with their boundaries from time to time - if not chronically! One of the challenges is staying connected to yourself and your own needs while building intimacy in your relationship.

Talking to a Brick Wall

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:35:28 -0600

If you want to change someone's habits, you have to change the way you deal with that person. If you say and do the same things, day after day, nothing will change, least of all, his habits.

Self-Improvement: What Are You Thankful For?

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:07:09 -0500

This past week I had both of my sons with me for a couple of days. Each of them left home many years ago and have established their own homes and families since then. Because of time demands and distance we don't get to see each other very often anymore so we really do enjoy the times when we can be together.

What Else Can "No" Mean, But "No"?

Wed, 20 May 2015 06:13:17 -0500

TIMES and seasons there are for all situations. Sometimes there is a time to be told, "Yes, proceed," just as there are times when we are told, "No, back off!" It takes strength and maturity to accept "No" when it comes, especially in important matters. But, notwithstanding, no means "no."

How Do You Forgive the Unforgivable Betrayal?

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:07:33 -0500

CUTTING issues in life make their way into all our worlds. We've all been betrayed. And we've all faced situations when we are expected to forgive when we feel we can't. We've all been exasperated by both their selfishness and our own inability to move on. We are not the only ones that feel the way we do around forgiveness.

Do We Expect Too Much From a Relationship?

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:04:26 -0600

Most women want a partner who is a good companion, who listens to her, and who enjoys her company more than giving her material things as a substitute. She wants to be loved and appreciated.

Now is the Day of Salvation

Tue, 19 May 2015 09:04:31 -0500

We have heard or read, "Procrastination is the thief of time." The word procrastinate means--to delay or to put off. Why do we put off matters that we...

Be Your Own Savior

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:35:00 -0600

Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Don't depend on someone else to make you happy or solve all your problems. You have to take responsibility for as much of your life as you can because you never know when you might have to be your own savior.

Finding Myself Alone: Who Am I Without a Relationship?

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:23:12 -0600

Exploring how I lost my identity in marriage, as well as the journey to rediscover who I am now that I'm separated. Examining mistakes in order to learn from them and not take them with me into another relationship, and in pursuit of wholeness and healing and the necessity of reminding myself where I came from in order to not travel that path again.

How To Attract Healthy Relationships

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:38:07 -0600

Ever been involved in a relationship that you, or someone you knew, considered unhealthy? In this article I explore what it takes to start attracting the healthy supportive relationships we all long for.

If Only You Would Get What You Are Doing!

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:40:36 -0600

One of the most common dynamics I see with the couples I work with is that each of them is convinced that if only their partner would see what he or she is doing to cause the relationship problems, their relationship would get so much better. They each see clearly what the other person is doing to cause their problems, but they are generally clueless regarding when they are doing. They truly believe that they are just reacting to the other's unloving behavior instead of understanding that they each brought their own controlling strategies into the relationship.

Relationships: Can Toxic Shame Make Someone Feel Lonely?

Mon, 11 May 2015 06:01:10 -0500

While someone can be by themselves, it doesn't mean they will end up feeling lonely. This is similar how someone can be around others and still end up feeling as though they are by themselves.

After Your Gift Has Been Delivered

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:39:44 -0600

Robots are being taught a lot of things these days, especially how to think and act like humans. But can robots really have the emotions of humans?

Longing For Connection

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:08:24 -0500

Are you longing for connection? Discover what you need to do to create loving connection with another.

Intimacy: Can Trapped Grief Stop Someone From Being Able To Experience Intimacy?

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 08:21:32 -0600

While it is relatively easy for someone to share their body with another person, the same can't be said about their heart. This means that although the need is there for someone to share how they feel with another person, it is not something that always feels comfortable.

3 Things the Holy Spirit Taught Me About Relationships

Wed, 13 May 2015 06:26:20 -0500

LEARNING is an interesting prospect here on earth. We don't learn willingly unless we are convinced by ourselves - or, for the Christian, by the Holy Spirit. One of my mentors is in his seventies. He discipled me to faith twenty-five years ago. I hadn't seen him in nearly twenty-three of those years. We have been catching up three monthly for over two years. Every time I leave his presence I'm filled to overflowing with God's spiritual wisdom.

Small Spaces

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:45:01 -0600

The other day, when I was at the gym, I got to thinking about small spaces. Today I talk about how much life happens in such tiny areas of our lives.

Give Me Five Minutes (Things I Would Like to Say to An Abuse Victim)

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:11:02 -0500

Dear friend, I have no idea how long you might listen before you decide to shut me out. But what I have to say is important, and I hope you will give me just a few precious minutes to share what is on my heart. What I need to say may change how you see yourself and even, perhaps, the course of your life. Please consider my words. My prayer in this moment is that you might give yourself permission to be completely honest with yourself. Listen to what your heart says. You will know if what I am saying is true.

Learning the Value of a Human Life

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:48:35 -0500

I understand the feelings of families whose loved ones are murdered. My first reaction would be one of revenge as well. The bible even seems to justify capital punishment. Yet the bible was written thousands of years ago. Later in the bible, Jesus said in response to a question about killing a prostitute, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." We have progressed to a somewhat more humane approach to dealing with each other even when serious crime is involved, at least in our saner moments.

The Greatest Aphrodisiac For Men (It's Not What You Think!)

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:07:15 -0500

Many women have this perception that what men really want is a woman who's all about HIM - someone who's giving and nurturing and takes care of his every need. The truth is...

5 Ways To Turn Confession Into Repentance For Reconciliation

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:40:48 -0500

RECONCILIATION is something I believe in; it's also something everyone wants to believe in. This is the case because we all need to be able to reconcile matters that estrange our minds, hearts and souls. A mind, heart and soul estranged from itself is an especially broken person in great need of healing.

Want Purpose and Security? Go to the Source!

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:35:59 -0500

The matter of security is something that concerns most of us. But sometimes, even in a "safe" environment, in which one expects God to be watching-over, unauthorized persons may dare to venture...

Pitfalls of Explaining Your Life Away

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:53:45 -0500

There are very few circumstances where an adult is required to explain his or her actions or decisions to anyone except, perhaps, in a work environment. Still, so many adults act like children, feeling compelled to think up excuses for why they did or didn't do something.

The Glass Slipper Doesn't Fit

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:06:58 -0500

Cinderella represented the damsel in distress who needed the safety and security of a man to handle all her problems. Nowadays, women are coming to realize that they are better off being an equal partner in their relationships because they may have to rescue themselves.

The Secret To Making A Man Feel Deeply Devoted To You

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:39:08 -0500

Most men don't seek "commitment" the way women do - rather, good men seek DEVOTION to a worthy cause. How would YOU like to be that cause? How would you like to get your man thinking all throughout the day, "What can I do to make her happy?" Find out how to make a man feel deeply devoted to you here.

Looking for a Sugar Daddy

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:19:34 -0500

People are living so far beyond their means these days that even those who are earning $75,000 a year are living from paycheck to paycheck. Most of their money is being spent eating out every night and on their entertainment.

Relationships: Why Do Some People Feel Empty When They Are Not In A Relationship?

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:36:12 -0600

There are some people who not only feel comfortable in a relationship; they also feel comfortable when they are not in one. This means that their boundaries are strong enough for them to open up and to experience intimacy without losing who they are.

Affairs of the Heart

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:47:53 -0500

Internet affairs of the heart are more dangerous to real life relationships than actual affairs. You can't compete with someone you've never seen and who can be contacted via the Internet any time of the day or night, whenever you have time.

Relationships: Do You Expect The Same Person To Meet All Your Needs?

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:28:22 -0500

When one thinks about their ideal partner, they may imagine someone who can fulfil all of their needs. They may even describe this person as their 'soul mate'; with this being someone who will end up transforming their whole life.