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When Guilt is Lying About the Real Brokenness
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When Guilt is Lying About the Real Brokenness

Guilt and shame are lying suckers. Shame is that story stealer. Here’s some more wow truth from Dr. Henry Cloud: I once worked with a young woman who was sleeping around. After each incident, knowing it was wrong, she would vow to never let it happen again. But then she would meet some guy who […]

When Guilt is Really Sadness
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When Guilt is Really Sadness

I know a lovely 20something who is the daughter of two sucky parents. I am making this judgment after watching their behavior towards her for the past three plus years and hearing her stories from growing up. These parents are selfish, wounded, and don’t know how to even be grateful for their lovely daughter. Sadly […]

A Ten Month Relationship is Not a Failure
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A Ten Month Relationship is Not a Failure

I received this message from a guy in my life (who also happens to be a great catch): Mandy and I broke up, so that’s tough. The distance was getting to be too much. Our personalities were different enough that we always had to put a lot of work into our relationship even when we […]

Loneliness Just Is. We All Get to Sit in Seasons of It
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Loneliness Just Is. We All Get to Sit in Seasons of It

My local paper, the Washington Post, just ran a story with the title “Why are young adults the loneliest generation in America?” Besides a recounting of the latest research (all of America came across as lonely) the answer that was offered is that young adults prioritize activities that achieve goals, not meaningful connection. So much […]

Whew. I Married a Giver
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Whew. I Married a Giver

Whew. It is a good thing I married a giver. Before I was married I did 15 years single as a full-time minister. I was not about to give up this call on my life to get married. This was always a major factor in deciding who I would date. Every guy who asked me […]

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