Did your parents teach you to say please and thank you? Are you teaching these courtesies to your kids today? Hopefully, the answer is yes. We train our kids to say these things as a picture of the kind of heart and character that we are trying to instill. Our goal is to create a heart … Continue reading Developing a Heart of Gratitude
Anxieties, doubts, and fears tend to be triggered by some sort of lie that we have accidentally come to believe. In Part 1 we looked at how to test our thoughts. Then we looked at the value of remembering who we really are. Today, we will look at the second lie that can easily trigger … Continue reading Responding to anxiety, doubts, and fears (Part 3): Engage in deep and meaningful relationships.
How often do you hear something on the radio or in the news that brings up fear, worry, despair, or frustration? Probably every day that you listen to such things. We see headlines scrolling across social media that raise our eyebrows. We listen in to conversations all around us and hear surprise, worry, and confusion … Continue reading A Monday Morning Lesson on Fear and Worry
Divorce is a painful experience for many families, and it can create a great amount of stress for everyone involved. One spouse may not want the divorce. If you have children together, this certainly creates stress for them. How can we deal with the stress of this experience? You can expect a lot of strong … Continue reading 7 tips for dealing with divorce stress
All of our anxieties, doubts, and fears are triggered by some sort of lie. In Part 1, we looked at how to test the thoughts in our heads to see if they are really true. Today, we will dig into one of the common lies that we struggle with and look at what to do … Continue reading Responding to anxiety, doubts, and fears (Part 2): Know who you really are
Anxiety is a big problem in today’s western culture, especially among adolescents and young adults. Why do we give in to the power of worry? How can we respond to doubts or fears thoughts that plague us over and over again? One big problem is that we begin to believe lies that the world is … Continue reading Responding to anxiety, doubts, and fears (Part 1): Are your thoughts really true?
If you live in South Carolina and have kids, you probably experienced Spring Break last week. Many folks go to the beach, go camping, or take some other type of vacation during a school break. But what do you do when you need a break, but you can’t take the time off from work or … Continue reading Taking a vacation when you can’t take a vacation
All of us want to enjoy life. We want meaning, happiness, and satisfaction. Sure, we know there will be seasons of hardship, but we also know that life can be so much more. Perhaps the best way to answer this title question is by answering a few questions about your own life: What is the … Continue reading How does someone live a full, abundant, good, joy-filled life?