Self Betrayal Due to Past Trauma

The Toll of Complex Trauma This is for those of you who are caught in what seems like an endless cycle of starting something, seeing glimmers of success, and then, for some strange reason you cause yourself to fail. This is self-sabotage, a common cycle for those who suffer from Complex PTSD, and/or  recovering from... Continue Reading →

Are you Appeasing or Forgiving from the Heart?

These observations may be of some service in understanding and clarifying the erroneous notion that forgiveness should ever be equated with appeasement or confused with unearned trust. They are not only unequal, they are opposites. This is important on many levels. How we forgive as well as when and why we ought to offer forgiveness... Continue Reading →

Sexual Brokenness

The Crisis of Unwanted Sexual BehaviorThe statistics associated with unwanted sexual behavior inour world are staggering. The Society for the Advancement ofSexual Health conservatively estimates that between 3 percentand 5 percent of all Americans can be classified as addicted tosex. This represents an alarming nine to sixteen million people.Additionally, 64 percent of thirteen- to twenty-four-year-oldsintentionally... Continue Reading →

Fear of Man

" The fear of human opinion disables;    trusting in God protects you from that." - The Message Depending on your temperament particularly, you may have an inordinate "fear of man", or fear of human opinions. It can be disabling and debilitating. There are numerous reasons why we would care so much about others opinion of us and put more... Continue Reading →

Community and Growth

Jean Vanier in his book, "Community and Growth", he states; “Communities need tensions if they are to grow and deepen. Tensions come from conflicts within each person - conflicts born out of a refusal of personal and community growth, conflicts between individual egoisms, conflicts arising from a diminishing gratuite, from a class of temperaments and... Continue Reading →

A Question of Faith and Religion

So what is faith? How does God fit in to our lives? What is religion and how does it affect our lives? I have been a believer for many years. A believer, in God, and in Jesus Christ. I am not, however, much of a believer in religion. But what's the difference? Many people have... Continue Reading →

Are You Able to Receive Correction?

There is power in accepting and receiving correction. I was talking with a pastor and he shared about his grandson who he was teaching to play golf. He said every time he was corrected or instructed he would get offended. I thought about several scriptures: Proverbs 15:5 - "A fool despises his father's instruction, but... Continue Reading →

Tearing Down Strongholds

What is a stronghold anyway? Many strongholds consist of a pattern of thinking that your mind travels down regularly over a period of time. Strongholds in the mind are able to be torn down, or transformed into truthful patterns that replace the un-godly ones. The way we do this is be taking our thoughts captive... Continue Reading →

Our Purpose

It's been a very special weekend and I am a little emotional right now. But I am overwhelmed with gratitude for this family right now. As we enjoyed an incredible sunset together, the love in my heart overflowed. God has put us together so His purpose could be established in us and then through us.... Continue Reading →

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