In Ephesians 5, Paul provides a list of things to avoid in our relationships if we want healthy relationships. He calls on us to show holy character: do not be immoral, impure, or greedy people. He calls on us to show that character with our words: avoiding obscenity, foolish talk, and coarse joking, instead sharing … Continue reading Ending an unhealthy relationship
Core Questions is a monthly dive into different topics that are a core part of our shared human experience. We want to seek and understand who we are in light of God’s revealed truth. This month we are looking at our human need for rest. We’ve looked at the question of why we need rest, … Continue reading Core Questions: How do we rest well?
Core Questions is a monthly dive into different topics that are a core part of our shared human experience. We want to seek and understand who we are in light of God’s revealed truth. This month we are looking at our human need for rest. In the creation story, we see God speaking, creating, and … Continue reading Core Questions: Why do we need rest?
Hurricane Florence is coming to Florence, and the weather predictions tell us to expect torrential winds, rain, floods, and power outages. For many of us, this creates stress, anxiety, worry, and fear – and when you’re stuck inside for days at a time, boredom! Make sure that you and your family are physically safe during … Continue reading Ten Tips for Your Mental Health During a Major Storm
Everyone experiences different seasons of life. While our life seasons are not as predictable as the seasons of nature, we can predict that eventually they will come. We will know summer: sunshine, happiness, fun. We will move into autumn, a season of change, busyness, and diligence. Eventually, we experience a season like winter, cold, dark, … Continue reading Finding rhythm in a new season of life
We are in the full swing of summertime. It’s not South Carolina without the heat and the sunshine. And here in Florence, we’re close enough to enjoy a few trips to the beach as well. The temperature may make us feel like we’re melting, but I hope that in reality you and your family are … Continue reading Four strategies for a thriving summer
Today is the last day of May 2018, which closes out Mental Health Month here in the USA. We have taken time during this month to post regularly about mental health, and I encourage you to take a look back through this month’s blog series. Today, we’ll close the month with some “things to look … Continue reading Responding to Mental Health Needs
We’re wrapping up Mental Health Month (May 2018) in just a few days. Hopefully, this weekly blog series has raised your understanding and awareness of mental health. But as Christians, we always want to make sure that our understanding of things is true – and we know truth from God himself. What does God think … Continue reading Monday Mental Health: Mental health is biblical and, well, healthy!
We’re in the middle of Mental Health Month (May 2018). This weekly blog series during the month of May is intended to increase your understanding of “mental health.” So far, we’ve looked at the similarities between our physical and mental health and the ways that things we don’t feel can impact our underlying health. Today let’s … Continue reading Monday Mental Health: Mental illness is real, and there are great recovery options
May 2018 is Mental Health Month. Last week, we looked at the similarities between our physical health and our mental health. We’ll expand on that today, since both areas can be strongly influenced by things happening inside us that we don’t feel or recognize. Our health is influenced by things we don't even recognize are … Continue reading Monday Mental Health: What’s under the surface has a big impact