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Pride is blinding

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. From Pride to Humility: A Biblical Perspective by Stuart Scott (this is an excerpt from the book The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective) Contained in this small volume is an exhaustive list of manifestations of pride. We have listed below only […]

Continually connected to an electronic device — Hands Free Mama blogger Rachel Macy Stafford reveals habits for living and loving

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Earlier, I told you about Rachel Stafford’s first book Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters. Her new book Hands Free Life: Nine Habits […]

Essential Reading for Every Mom

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Two important books for today’s Mothers, both by the same author — Rachel Macy Stafford. Thirty years ago these books would only have been slightly relevant. Today, in my opinion, they are essential reading for every Mother (and Father). Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting […]

Do not try to persuade a domineering person to stop being domineering on your own

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

How does the ongoing sin of others impact our physical health? by Rick Thomas Have you ever wondered if a person’s ongoing bad behavior toward you was negatively effecting you? Is it possible that the sinfulness of others can cause diminishing health problems for the ones in harm’s way? … If my sin is affecting […]

Please Read This Book

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Excerpts from Your Family God’s Way: Developing & Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack Here is a recipe for a communication disaster — four ingredients: 1. Excessive Negative Talk “Some people constantly complain and find fault. They seldom affirm or talk about positive virtues of other people. They rarely acknowledge the good […]

The narcissist doesn’t care about your pain

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Narcissistic Apologies by Dr. David Orrison “I recently read yet another statement by a well-known Christian leader confessing sin and asking for forgiveness. It was one of those apologies that leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. I would say that it was a narcissistic apology…. Read the rest of this article here […]

What the Bible says about the role of wives and why I disagree with the Pearls

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Can you clarify specifically what counsel and religious views of the Pearls that you disagree with? Emily G. Doug Wilson outlines the theological views of the Pearls. Tim Challies writes about the theological and training issues. This blog post is about submission vs enabling. Typically, when we talk about the role of wives, we quote […]

Communication Time-bomb

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Here is a recipe for a communication disaster — four ingredients: 1. Excessive Negative Talk “Some people constantly complain and find fault. They seldom affirm or talk about positive virtues of other people. They rarely acknowledge the good things happening in the world or in the church or in their family. They are experts at […]

Helping or Enabling? by Ingrid Schlueter

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

“…Enablers are the people within families who perpetually facilitate the destructive and toxic behavior of the one I call the Destroyer….Without the assistance of enablers, toxic individuals within families are isolated. Toxic individuals grow worse when their egos are sustained and filled by those willing to serve as human air compressors. This may be a […]

My Response is My Responsibility

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs discusses the idea that he always wants to blame Sarah, his wife, for the things she does wrong. Watch and listen what he has learned about how this type of response is a mistake.

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