I heard something really good and simple at church this week. It goes a little something like this: Do you know why a fish doesn’t worry about a storm that is coming??? Because when a storm moves across the ocean it only can affect about 25 feet of the ocean’s depth. So when the fish […]
Should a Married Woman Have a Man as Her Best Friend?
Many married women (and married men) insist that having a best friend of the opposite sex is perfectly healthy. In fact, they say that opposite sex friends make better friends because they bring very different perspectives to the relationship. But let’s look at a few things here. First, healthy friendship involves emotional intimacy, as well […]
Below is a letter from the known Actor, director, screenwriter, playwright Tyler Perry. I received this letter months ago from Tyler Perry himself when I signed up through his mailing list. It’s a letter he wrote privately to a friend who is struggling with forgiveness for an absentee father. I have this posted in my […]
The Bible says there are three reasons you have to let go of your past and the people who’ve hurt you, and the reasons have nothing to do with whether that person deserves it or not. Forgive those who’ve hurt you because God has forgiven you. Colossians 3:13 says, “Remember, the Lord forgave you, so […]
Is That Really Your Friend?
MARRIAGE MAKEOVER TIP: If your friend knows more about your marriage than your spouse knows about your friendship, you have already crossed a dangerous boundary in your marriage.
Don’t say YES when you want to say NO
If you are a person that wants to be “nice” and “not cause problems”, but you suffer in silence and believe that nothing can be done to change the situation you need to read further. Learning how to be assertive can help you overcome fear, shyness, passivity, and even anger. Asserting yourself involves advocating for […]
Danger! Work Zone (Affair Zone)
Work is the #1 breeding ground for affairs. In the past this statement only included men but with more women in the workplace, women are just as likely to cheat with someone they work with. The cause of this is most likely opportunity and time spent. Most people spend more hours at work than […]
Emotional Bank Accounts
When it comes to improving and maintaining our relationships with others, I really like Stephen Covey’s concept of the Emotional Bank Account. If you’ve never heard of this, it basically means that anyone with whom we have a relationship with, whether it be our spouses, significant others, coworkers, family or friends, we maintain a personal “emotional” […]