How to Use Boundaries and Stop Manipulation

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“I was never allowed to have boundaries as a kid,” said Jen, “so as an adult, I didn’t recognize someone was violating them. “Once when I was about five, my parents had a friend over to the house. They wanted me to sit in his lap, but I didn’t want to. For some reason, he […]

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Pain Management

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My head throbbed as I pounded the alarm clock to stop its assault. Too many drinks the night before, and it was only Wednesday. Flashbacks of the previous evening floated across my mind. Vodka gimlets in the hotel lobby. Three… or was it four? Dancing. Then he walked me to my room. I crawled out […]

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God has Good Plans for You

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My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).  Have you ever heard a success story and thought, “Why can’t that happen to me?” Most of us crave success, but often, by the time a story is newsworthy, the hype makes it seem like it happened overnight. […]

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Bond or Bondage

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Lauren has always rushed into relationships. When she met Tyler, she ignored his controlling behavior and the way he isolated her from family and friends. Soon, she was trapped in a vicious cycle of manipulation and emotional abuse followed by profuse apologies and showers of affection. In the past three years, Lauren has broken up […]

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How Do You Fight Fear?

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Today we are all facing a giant. A giant of epidemic proportion with uncertainty crouching in every corner. We can’t let fear destroy us, but how do we fight something we can’t even see? How do we fight something that threatens to kill us or destroy our way of living? It’s easy to have faith […]

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4 Secret Weapons to Destroy Bitterness

4 Secret Weapons to Destroy Bitterness

Did you know bitterness is a poison? Bitterness not only affects our emotions, but left untreated, the toxins produced by bitterness eventually seep into our body as well. Resentment can cause all kinds of physical ailments. In her book, Who Switched Off My Brain? Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions, Dr. Caroline Leaf reports, “A massive body […]

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How Do You Heal From Past Hurts

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Recorded on Right to R.E.A.L. Love Radio podcast, the #1 Dating and Relationship podcast for Christians. Getting over past relationships can be extremely difficult. The memories. The songs you hear that trigger bursting emotions. The anxiety that erupts when you accidentally run into them. Or the dread when you know you have to see them. […]

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