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If you discovered, quite by chance, that your normally trustworthy teen had been telling bold-faced lies, would you be shocked? Then ready yourself for this: if you have an anxious or depressed...
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Parents don’t quickly forget that heart-wrenching scene: the sight and sound of their child sobbing over a deep disappointment. We’ve all been there. Perhaps our child was snubbed by a cherished...
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Personal boundaries mark where we end and where someone else begins. They are limits we set and defend in life and relationships. Series 1. Codependency: What is it? 2. The Dance That Takes Two: How...
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Codependency is likely to develop in any situation where someone can’t function on their own — where someone seems to need us, and we need to be needed. Series 1. Codependency: What is it? 2. The...
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No one would enter a relationship with a problem person if they knew the true costs of playing the role of codependent. But sometimes we develop rose-colored glasses syndrome: We become enamoured...
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In codependency, others become our foreground, God becomes the background, and self is lost altogether. That’s not God’s design, though. Series 1. Codependency: What is it? 2. The Dance That Takes...
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(For simplicity’s sake, we’ll identify the problem person described in this article as the husband. But wives are just as likely as husbands to be the primary force behind marital conflict.) Series 1...
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Our guest today is Patricia Weerakoon, retired Sexologist, sex educator and writer. She has a passion to educate people of all ages on good holistic sexual health by speaking and writing in the area...
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You and your spouse can stay together, even through a family crisis. Elisa Morgan and her husband Evan recount how they’ve kept their relationship strong through numerous trials, including the stress...
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The beginning of a new year can be a testy time for couples. She’s on a new diet; he’s polishing off leftover holiday cookies and eyeing the Valentine’s chocolates. She’s waiting for the New Year's...
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Help your teen move from receiving to giving — using these six simple strategies. We spent the afternoon cleaning and decluttering our elderly friend’s kitchen. My two teenage sons carried rubbish...
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Blended families face a number of challenges—primarily nurturing love between the newly-merged family members! Dr. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal equip families by exploring how to incorporate the Five...