Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to … [Read more...] about Caring for Others: When is Enough, Enough?
Years ago my downstairs neighbor had a premature newborn that slept, at best, 30 minutes in between hours and hours of pitiful howling. This went on for months. It was so bad that one morning, my poor friend actually ate a banana, while in the shower, trying to multi-task and … [Read more...] about Shhh!! Don’t Wake the Baby!
Work, friends, appointments, school, birthdays, significant others, family gatherings, church, grocery shopping. Just a small portion of the things that you and I use to fill our days and weeks. The 20's are full of new experiences, and with those experiences comes … [Read more...] about What Busy Looks Like in Your 20’s
There’s a great scene in the movie 27 Dresses where Jane, the main character played by Katherine Heigl, publicly shames her sister at the sister’s wedding rehearsal dinner. Jane is sick of selflessly sacrificing for her sister and is furious about her dubious romance with the … [Read more...] about Why Are Codependents So Angry?
I was chatting with my daughter just the other day and with great authority and conviction she said, “I need someone to go with me, because, uh, you know, I’m so codependent!” I smiled. Preferring to be in the company of others isn’t codependent. Neither is it codependent when … [Read more...] about What Does Codependency Really Mean?
When I was still in High School, I trained to be a lifeguard. The final exam included a simulated rescue. The instructor would dive in the water and I was to get him to safety. Sounds easy, right? Well, this guy won the title of “Mr. Alaska” in a Body Building Competition. He … [Read more...] about Is Your Relationship Making You Sick?