raying for each other can change how you interact with each other throughout the day and week. Because my husband and I have made our daily prayers together a priority, we usually find our tones are more gentle towards each other, we both feel supported, and we ultimately know that God is in control. Whatever we might be going through as a couple or as individuals, we know that our marriage is being cared for by the God of our lives.
There I was, home from college, working at Costco and for the first time living in an environment where I attracted attention from males. Word had gotten around that I was a virgin and sadly, this made me intriguing and a target. There was a pool created wagering on the loss of my virginity and going to work was increasingly difficult. Eight-hour shifts pushing carts, followed by long workouts at the gym were my way of holding life together.
What I did not know at the time or could have even understood at that age was that my mom had caught my dad in an affair with one of her best friends. Children, if left to process without guidance, do not have the capacity to manage chaos. If no one tells them otherwise, they will conclude it is their fault.
Do you steer clear of certain foods like the plague? Do you feel a Catholic priest on a date with a Victorias Secret model IF you were to sit down in front of a new pint of ice cream- at every given moment one move away from being ravenously out of control and one step away from violating one of your carefully cultivated ‘DietHead University’ principles?
Being a wife is a full time job, did you have a chance to read the job description before you signed on the dotted line? Maybe you should have clarified “cooking dinner every night in lingerie and high heels” or “wash his sweaty gym clothes” what about “clean pooped in toilets weekly”. This job isn’t very glamorous.
Have you every thought about the 3 time zones of the mind? There is the past, the present, and the future. Our minds can only retain one thought at a time so we determine which mind-zone we want to be in. If you are like most of my clients you are either stuck in how to process your past, OR dreaming how to improve your future. The problem with that is you are missing the most important time of your life. TODAY!
Whether you are married or still in a dating relationship, Kris and I believe that the honeymoon phase never has to end. The maintenance of that romantic love is a choice made by two people and we want everyone to have it. All it takes is intention and willpower. Here are 10 ways to keep the romance alive in your relationship
Recently I fell into a 3 week funk. I am a woman who knows God’s Word, I know His truths, promises and what He says about me. I understand spiritual warfare so usually, I can recognize the beginning signs of feeling sad or depressed early on and nip them in the bud. But this time, it hit me like a ton of bricks and I felt like I couldn’t crawl out.
I firmly believe that we can be forgiven for something—for everything actually—and that we can still struggle with past regrets, because there is a deeper level of healing that is going to take place. A deeper part of our heart still needs to be unlocked and released from fear.
Don’t get me wrong, the illusion is a pretty convincing one, and I’m certainty guilty of feeding into it. If only I could have her hair or those toned legs, we often think as we see these glamour shots. Wow, I’d love to have that small waist, we yearn. We view the “ideal” attributes of these women and are (almost) always disappointed by our ownthat never seem to measure up.