Life is filled with challenges and uncertainties. Often, it can be easy to have a bad attitude or pessimistic outlook. But as Christians, we are called to share God's light and love with the world. While maintaining a positive attitude can be difficult while traveling life's … [Read more...] about Bible Verses About Having a Good Attitude – Cultivating a Positive Outlook
As a marriage counselor, I get the joy of seeing complete reconciliation of the relationship and a better marriage than in the beginning. But, at the same time, I must first walk through the valleys with people who do not see a path forward nor can imagine the outcome they hope … [Read more...] about Marriage: Is God Enough In Hard Times?
Fortunately, or unfortunately, our own perspective has the most impact on our peace, joy, and mental health. One person’s fortune is often another’s misfortune, the difference only being perspective. The rundown of life events across any ten people, myself included, puts … [Read more...] about Perspective
There’s a catchy country tune that topped the charts not long ago that sung about people following their arrow wherever it points. It talks about doing whatever you want because you only live once, and to let your feelings guide you. The song won awards and I’m guessing for good … [Read more...] about The ‘Follow Your Arrow’ Fallacy
I went to counseling this week. (Yes, counselors have counselors, too.) I’ve had a longstanding relationship with my therapist, scheduling appointments off and on when I’ve needed some extra help navigating seasons of life for the last eight years or so. Sometimes that’s meant … [Read more...] about When Counseling Is Not What You Thought
How often have you prayed “Lord, please take this away”? Your prayers more like pleads, looking to God to provide some relief that you cannot secure for yourself. There are many seasons and circumstances I can think of in my own life where I longed for the Lord to make it better, … [Read more...] about Lord, Please Take This Away