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Rejection is a spirit or feeling that almost everyone has been affected by in their lives. It is a predictable and common tactic of the devil to use this spirit to undermine and assault people to cause them to limp through life with a skewed perspective, believing that they don’t belong. Rejection causes us to
Today, people everywhere are struggling through life with damaged emotions and broken hearts. They’ve endured a lot of negative things, causing untold damage that needs to be dealt with. But too often, these hurts are simply swept under the rug in an attempt to make them go away. Through my own life experiences, and from
Shame is an insidious liar, hiding in memories and early foundational messages sent to us by our enemy even as children. Shame whispers to us that we are a mistake, without value, marred and damaged property. This message can derail us from reaching our fullest potential and from walking in true freedom. God’s intent for
When I heard that I had a predictable way that I react to conflict, I scoffed. How could an assessment determine how I handle conflict? According to a friend, the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI) identifies a person’s default conflict response. Because I was skeptical, he challenged me to take it and decide for myself. After I
None of us are comfortable with conflict and confrontation, although it’s a part of our daily lives. There can be conflict between spouses, siblings, employees…everyone. Even though we try to avoid confrontation, we still find ourselves facing conflict. The Bible tells us why there is conflict. What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they
By definition, stress is a “state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in one’s life or work.” It can be caused by difficult or very overwhelming circumstances. Stress is not unique to this generation, but it’s more prevalent today than in former generations. Stress comes from everywhere; outside the family and within the
When we are born, we are “hard-wired” for basic emotions. These emotions include anger, disgust, fear, joy, sadness, and surprise. Adults learn to control these hard-wired emotions throughout life. However, children need help in learning to regulate these emotions, beginning in infancy. You help by comforting your child when he/she is feeling overwhelmed by feelings.
As parents, our job is to instruct and teach our children. God is our example as He teaches and instructs us as His children. Psalm 32:8 reveals the heart of God. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Through
There are people who we know who might be labeled toxic. How do you know if someone is toxic? How can you identify toxic behavior? Toxic people have many traits in common. Most toxic behavior is designed to fill an emotional need. Toxic people have usually been through some type of trauma or neglect, and