Your child’s misbehavior can be a valuable clue to their strengths. Kids tap into their strengths to get what they want. Use moments of disobedience as an opportunity to discover the treasure behind the disobedience and call your child up into who they are created to be. Continue reading Search for the Treasure Behind the Disobedience
What can you do with the inner devastation caused by the inevitable pain, hurt, and loss of life? God invites you to true inner healing and wholeness. He is Healer, and He invites you to Himself. If you would like more healing and wholeness (for you or someone you love), check into these resources. Continue reading Inner Healing- Genuine, Lasting Relationship
How can you help a young person drowning in despair and anxiety? The power of connection can have more influence than you imagine. It’s time to show up, see them, just listen, speak life, and build grit. But how? Continue reading Seen: Healing Despair and Anxiety in Kids and Teens Through the Power of Connection
We often live like we are in an audition to win God’s love and favor. What we don’t realize is, the audition was canceled before it even started. What is the antidote to our insecurity? Continue reading Cancel the Audition
I love the idea of looking forward into all that God has done in the past and trusting Him with what is behind me that I can’t see (the future). This is a very unique view of the past I’m learning from the perspective of Biblical writers. Continue reading Walking Backwards Into the Future
Those who wait well with another are like diamonds. To those who are waiting with me- thank you for being the arms of God in my life. Waiting well is difficult exercise. Continue reading Wait with Me
My son recently asked me in a discipline moment, “Where’s the love, Mom?” During discipline is perhaps the most important time for me to make clear to my child, “You are loved no matter what.” But not like a Band-Aid, “I love you….but…” Continue reading Where’s the Love, Mom? Discipline that Connects with your Child’s Heart
When hard things happen in our lives, we have a choice. We can allow them to rob us of the abundant life God designed for us to live in the midst of the pain we are not spared from in a broken world. Or, we can choose to not be reduced by them. Continue reading Stay Unreduced
Trouble finding words to name feelings? Improve your relationship with your spouse with this free tool for naming emotions. Help your kids voice their feelings and improve their EQ. Continue reading Naming Emotions for Spouses and Kids
How can you connect (rather than fight) with your spouse over difficult topics and build new neurological patterns in your brain related to relationship as well as healthier patterns in your relationship? How can you teach your kids to do the same? Find out here. Continue reading The Comfort Circle
Trust takes a lifetime to build but can be destroyed in a moment. How can it possibly be rebuilt? Defining trust is critical to rebuilding it. Continue reading How Do You Rebuild Trust?
This is Jim Shirley’s story of how God pursued him when he was a young marine that wanted nothing to do with God. He also shares a significant event in which God used generosity to teach him a profound lesson. Continue reading Jim Shirley’s Testimony
As I watch dear friends flee Ukraine while others stay or go back to minister and/or defend Ukraine, news continues to roll in of Russia bombing neighborhoods, a maternity ward, a nursery school… Continue reading Prayer for Ukraine
If your spouse keeps bending over backwards for others and getting hurt themselves, they might have the victim love style. What can you do to help them be fully the person God designed them to be? Continue reading Help! I’m Married to Someone with a Victim Love Style.
Do you long to be seen, understood, known, valued and accepted? Whatever rejection you may have faced, there is One who sees, knows, values, and stands ready to accept you. Continue reading 100% Accepted
If you feel overwhelmed, helpless, and unsafe, it’s easy for your children to be unprotected and unsafe, too. If you have the Victim Love Style, what can you do to transform your parenting for your children to be able to live their best life. Continue reading Transformational Parenting for the Victim Love Style
Instead of judging myself this time, I experienced deep friendship and true connection through my desperate, messy, uncivilized need this week. And I’m truly grateful for my friends.
Continue reading Stop Judging Need
So, you have a victim love style. What now? Life to the full is available to you. Find out how to get and stay safe and valued. Continue reading I Have a Victim Love Style. What Now?
As this New Year morning dawns, as with every morning, you can be sure God’s mercies are new towards you. May you be free to dance in the rain of His blessing. Continue reading New Year, New Morning, New Mercies
Do you find yourself taking whatever junk other people throw at you to avoid being alone? If so, you might have the victim love style. Find out what the victim love style means, how it develops, and keys to growth. Continue reading The Victim Love Style
If you desire a partnership but feel trapped in the push and pull of control, you might be married to a controller. Learn more about this Love Style and what you can do to be fully yourself in this relationship. Continue reading Help! I’m Married to A Controller
Many are facing some melancholy this season as they look around festive tables to see seats empty. How do we show up when we are grieving in the midst of festivity? Continue reading Empty Seats
Deception has incredible power. It has the power to shatter a lifetime of trust built in a matter of seconds. I’ve discovered the most destructive deception is nothing another person can do to me, it is…. Continue reading The Most Dangerous Lie
Having a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in August automatically turned my normal into too much. It turned interesting new information into too much information (TMI). For a language teacher/researcher/writer, that has been revolutionary. Continue reading TBI and TMI
When you have a high need for control in your life, you might just be a controlling parent. What landmines ought you avoid and how can you do that? Continue reading Transformational Parenting for the Controller
Do you feel like you need to control or be controlled? You can get control over that feeling and be more successful in your work and family life. Here’s how. Continue reading I’m a Controller. What Now?
God is always working in our lives, but we don’t often notice. Jude saw clearly that God worked in his life when he was three. He shares how in this video. Continue reading God Saved Me at the Pool
Why will you not be consumed? For I am the Lord your God. Find out more about the context of this verse. Continue reading For I Am The Lord Your God
God longs to give you complete peace. This might be more costly than you realize, but it is more powerful than you could ever imagine. Continue reading Peace I Give You
God commands us throughout Scripture to not fear. Why? Because He is near. Are you near enough to Him to receive His peace? Continue reading I Will Uphold You