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Have you ever felt like you were putting more into a relationship than you were getting out of it? If you’re human… you probably have felt this way! It can be tempting to hold back and wait to invest in someone else until they’re already done something for you. But if we all waited, we … Continue reading Give and Take (Part 1)
"Where are you from?" If the thought of answering that question in one sentence puts you on edge slightly, you might have spent your childhood traveling from one place to another. For others, you may have been born and raised in the same place. When I was a child, I often wondered what it would … Continue reading Where have you been, Wanderer?
How do you handle the storms of life? We know they are inevitable, yet we often find ourselves ill-prepared and overwhelmed. Let’s take a look at how the disciples and Jesus handled a storm in Mark 4. As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they … Continue reading Success in the Storm of Mark 4
Wait a minute. This isn’t Latin class. Why are we starting off with a different language? There’s a point behind it all, trust me. What came to mind when you read the title? Most would lean toward the word Sincere. Sincerity, honesty, trust. These are things we search for in others, components of relationships that … Continue reading Sine Cera
Family life can be joyful, fun, and meaningful – and it can also be hard. Sometimes our family members frustrate us like no one else could. Every relationship has its ups and downs! But what can you do when your family is struggling with a long season of “down” and needs support? One helpful option … Continue reading The power of family counseling
This new ministry has been open a little over two months now, serving the Florence and Pee Dee region with mental health counseling services that are rooted in biblical principles. You're welcome to drop in and celebrate during this week's Open House! In our first two months, iHope has held over 150 counseling sessions and … Continue reading You’re Invited to the iHope Open House!
If you live in America, it’s becoming more and more likely that the answer is “yes.” Since 1985, American teenagers have jumped from 18% of college freshman feeling “overwhelmed” to 41%. Nearly one-third of teens and adults have an anxiety disorder. But do we even see it when it’s happening? Three Myths About Anxiety “It’s … Continue reading Is your teenager struggling with anxiety?
It is hard to admit when we’re wrong. Many of us struggle even to admit it to ourselves, let alone out loud to another person. And to admit you are wrong, and then go the next step to apologize and ask for forgiveness? This is a hard – but very necessary – part of life. … Continue reading The Need for Apologies
During and after tragedy, it is only natural to experience sorrow, grief, fear, and anger. We cry out to God “Why?” and seek comfort and often seek distraction. These hard emotions are important, natural, and expected – but they are uncomfortable. We can expect sorrow and grief in life, but how do we handle it? … Continue reading Handling Sorrow and Grief