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A Social Truth That Can Set You Socially Free
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:35:22 -0500
LOOKING into his eyes, I saw it. He is a confident, mature young man; a leader comfortable in himself. No real visible fear in him. Yet, there was a glimpse into his very human heart that showed me we have the capacity to draw social confidence from this truth: every person, no matter how confident they appear, is vulnerable to rejection.
The Mind's Fight for Acceptance, the Heart's Battle for Love
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:19:41 -0500
When I'm vulnerable my psychology sits atop a knife's edge; I either progress to repentance or topple into resentment. And it's people who just happen to benefit or pay.
5 Feelings We Hate Feeling
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:11:13 -0600
ACCEPTANCE, understanding, appreciation, inclusion, and being valued; all states of feeling we crave for in a social world. But the world is also a harsh place where we all get to experience the opposites of these five states of feeling.
There Is A Reason Why We Look To One Person To Meet All Of Our Needs
Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:55:50 -0600
A little while ago, I wrote about when my father worked with a healer called, Errol Campbell, and after I wrote this article, I ended up sharing it with him. Yet, before I wrote this article, I wasn't sure if I would have enough content within me to write an article about this moment.
This Guy Was Great At Approaching Women
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:05:07 -0600
Towards the end of 2007, I started to look for information on how to improve my success with women. After I had been reading about self-development for quite some time, this seemed like the next step.
Do You See What I See? Seeing From the Heart of Others
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:07:49 -0600
ALL our lives we search for the secret, the meaning, heaven on earth, nirvana. And do we find it? No, we never do. This is because...
Friendliness for Fighting and Freedom
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:41:41 -0600
Friendliness is a wisdom that wins every fight. It is impossible to fight someone who insists on being friendly. It refuses temptation to hurt, continuing to hope for the best in the other person and the relationship.
Relationships: Do Some People Only Have Relationships With People Who Will Make Them Look Good?
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:45:31 -0600
It could be said that thanks to social media, how someone looks is even more important than ever before. The average person can feel the need to look their best regardless of if they are in the real world or online.
Thinking About Dionysus the Greek God of Wine and His Relevence
Tue, 26 Dec 2017 07:04:06 -0600
Ever since I read the book by Dr. Ved Prakash about the ancient Hindu books like the Vedas and their Hebrew connection, Greek and Roman Mythology along with Hebrew tales have interested me greatly. Greek mythology is perhaps the oldest of the western philosophy and one god who commands great attention is the Dionysus, the god of wine.
We, My Friends, Are Walking Mirrors
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:01:09 -0600
HAVE you ever noticed that, no matter how confident you are, eye contact is harder with a person who avoids eye contact? Or, when someone gives you intentional eye contact their attention provokes your own attention? Whilst we tend not to notice it, we do tend to mirror each other.
Your "Relationship Quotient" (RQ): Share Your Feelings
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:10:02 -0600
Here is an exercise married couples can do to grow closer together. In "Share Your Feelings," couples are asked to disclose something on their hearts and minds that they might not have shared with their partner. This article tells you how to do that and why you should do that.
The Key to Being an Encourager
Mon, 07 May 2018 07:09:36 -0500
In commending a friend about their ability to encourage, their capacity for encouragement, they explained with profound simplicity the wherewithal: 'I'm learning to speak promptly when God leads and not just think good things about people.' See the profundity in this statement?
Look Into the Mirror and What Do You See?
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:01:43 -0600
FOR all those who question their background, their basis, their being, here's an irresistible truth: Look into the mirror and who do I see? Why, it's Mum and Dad looking back at me.
2 Steps to Deep Pastoral Care Engagement
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:37:27 -0600
Two prayers for effective pastoral care: 1. "Lord, help me establish affinity with this person so they would feel safe with me." AND 2. "Lord, help me say and do only those things that protect the trust this person has placed in me."
Four Basic Steps to Biblical Reconciliation
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:15:00 -0600
RECONCILING moments, situations, conflicts and relationships is the major life task. None of us is immune to the hurts that come so frequently with ferocity in life. Yet, when we show we can overcome these hurts using a tried-and-tested method that is easily learned, and practiced with persistence, we find we have overcome our world in Jesus' name (see John 16:33).
Is Guilt Impacting Your Relationships and? If So, How You Can Stop It?
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:07:28 -0600
GUILT is a bounty for the addicted, yet guilt, if anything, is the common addiction. The question is, how do we cut it from our lives? The real problem with guilt in our lives is that it causes us to act in ways that hinder our relationships.
Human Relations Are Beautiful
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:00:26 -0600
Respect and value all your relationships. They are genuinely an integral part of our well being, are utmost meaningful and valuable no matter who the other person is. Relationships are neither a smooth ride nor a cake walk. Every single day, you have to invest your time and positive energy for relationships to evolve and succeed. Being honest helps in building a robust friendship.
Relationships: Do Some Men's Childhoods Set Them Up To Put Women On A Pedestal?
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 07:23:00 -0500
It could be said that in order for one person to have a relationship with another person, they will need to be able to relate to them as another human being. If they see them as being above or below them, it is going to make it harder for them to truly connect to them.
Does Someone Need To Feel Comfortable With Their Own Emotions In Order To Experience Intimacy?
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:17:11 -0600
When someone is in a relationship, there could be moments when they share how they feel, and this could mean that they are also able to be there for their partner. As a result of this, this area of their relationship is going to be in balance.
Relationships: Why Are Some People Emotionally Dependent On Their Partner?
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:04:35 -0600
In today's world, it is not uncommon for someone to say that they need to be with another person in order to feel complete. Yet, even if they don't say this explicitly, their behaviour could say this implicitly.
Relationships: Can Someone Put Up With Controlling Behaviour When They Are Emotionally Dependent?
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:45:07 -0600
When two people are in a relationship, they can continue to express who they are and to fulfil their own needs. As a result of this, their time together will have a positive effect on both of them.
Relationships: Can Someone's Unmet Childhood Needs Cause Them To Expect Too Much From Others?
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:03:08 -0600
Before one gets into a relationship, they can have a rough idea about the kind of person who they want to be with. Along with this, there can be what they expect to receive when they are with them.
Is Someone's View Of The Opposite Sex Created At A Time When They Couldn't Think Clearly?
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:21:16 -0600
In the same way that people have different outlooks when it comes to how they perceive different countries, they also have different outlooks when it comes to how they perceive the opposite sex. There will be some people who generally have good things to say about the opposite sex, whilst there will be others who don't.
Relationships: Do We Judge Others In The Same Way That We Judge Ourselves?
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:20:01 -0600
It could be said that just about everyone on this planet judges others from time to time. However, one of the main differences is that some people are more judgmental than others.
Are You Prepared to Give What You Demand for Yourself?
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:07:56 -0600
THE question is rhetorical. Of course, we cannot give to another that which we demand for ourselves. Yet, so many relationships are pitched this way: you give me what I want (read: demand) and then I will give you what you want.
I No Longer Wanted To Play A Role
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:03:20 -0600
A little while before a relationship came to an end, at the beginning of 2013; I had got to the point where I no longer wanted to behave in the same way. Up until this point, I was easy-going and generally came across as happy.
Relationships: Why Do Some People Neglect Their Own Needs When They Get Into A Relationship?
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:08:15 -0600
Although someone could pay attention to their own needs when they are single, this could be something that changes when they are in a relationship. It could then be said that one will have a sense of self when they are single and end up losing their sense of self when they are not.
Bereavement - What to Say?
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:34:21 -0500
Sudden bereavement creates a sense of numbness and shock. Later followed by intense negative feelings. We may feel uncomfortable not knowing what to say to a friend going through bereavement. Here are 6 tips that might find useful.
Humanology for Couples - Personal Beliefs
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:15:45 -0600
How should I behave in a relationship? How should the other person behave?
Very Last Resort Relationship Advice
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:02:56 -0600
"The best relationship advice I can give you is make sure you're the crazy one." If you think I wouldn't be the first person you'd go to for relationship advice let me set one thing straight- you're right. But, you are here for my relationship advice so that must mean that I'm not the first person that you've gone to. So I'm going to start with the number one rule in a relationship.
Relationships: Why Do Some People Feel Trapped Around Others?
Sun, 04 Mar 2018 17:38:33 -0600
While reaching out to others and experiencing intimacy is normal for some people, there are others who experience life in a very different way. When someone can reach out to others and experience intimacy, they could be in a fulfilling relationship.
Comparisons With Others - When It Can Be Good
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:32:03 -0600
THERE is one comparison with others we should be making, for our gratitude, to grow in compassion, to train ourselves to see more like God, for our own good. And ultimately for others' good too.
Critical Thinking: Does A Woman Need To Seek Professional Help If She Believes That All Men Are Bad?
Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:05:25 -0600
In today's world, it appears to be perfectly acceptable for a woman in the public eye to bash men. She can say all kinds of things that will basically amount to men being less-than human and worthless, and absolutely nothing will be done.
Relationships: Is Our Life Defined By The Inner Models That Other People Have Of Us?
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:12:02 -0500
When one meets someone for the first time, they might not know anything about them. However, once they have spent a little while in their company, they will start to construct an inner model of what they are like.
Relationships: Can A Man's Unmet Childhood Needs Make Him Want To Sleep With A Lot Of Women?
Tue, 26 Dec 2017 08:02:14 -0600
There are some men who generally have relationships, while there are others who have absolutely no interest in having one. But even if a man doesn't want to have a relationship, it doesn't mean that he has always been this way.
Relationships: Do Some Women's Childhoods Set Them Up To Be Dependent On Men?
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:03:01 -0600
When a woman is an individual, she will be able to pay attention to her own needs and feelings. Not only this, she will have good boundaries, meaning that she will generally have a strong sense of herself.
Humanology for Couples - Personal Development
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 07:22:00 -0500
My husband and I have been together for more than 25 years and many people often ask me what our secret to still being together and happy is. This article is the beginning of a series offering basic humanology knowledge and tools for relationships.
Loyalty Makes You Family
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:58:25 -0500
It hardly comes as a surprise that blood makes you related but loyalty makes you family. Growing up, I always saw all of my relatives tear each other apart or taking sides instead of sticking together. And I am sure many of you can relate to this. So, I realized a long time ago I had to build my own circle.
I Thought All Women Were The Same
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:33:36 -0500
I started speaking to a woman who was a few years older than me on an online dating site and, before long, she called me up. As we hadn't been speaking for very long this surprised me, and what also surprised me was that she opened up about her own history.
Okay, So How Am I to Challenge Someone Who Hates Being Criticised?
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:48:05 -0500
For someone who hates being criticised, God had a sense of humour when a while back someone asked me as pastor the above question. I've had to learn a lot about accepting criticism over the years, especially the last several. Just when I've thought 'I'm good at this' God has brought a new lesson front-and-centre to show me just how insecure I can be. No matter how unfair criticism is, I've had to learn there's always some truth in there to be gleaned. So, with that background I'm taking the role of suggesting ways to approach someone like me.
How to Build Solid Relationships
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:16:05 -0600
The whole world is about people and how you bond to them. They will never remember what and how you achieved great things but they will always remember how you made them feel. So be sure to make them feel good most of the time and they will capture your heart. Starting near about you, how do you behave with the people encircling you? Let's dive into this discussion. Look inside to find out.
Letting Go and Starting Afresh
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:23:14 -0500
How often do we hold onto dead relationships, jobs and situations - always hoping that they will change, when in fact we should be thanking them for the learning, letting go and walking away - dashing off to embrace new relationships and learning. How much pain do we cause ourselves through this process of holding on, and to what advantage? Holding onto the past not only keeps us in a painful state, but it stunts our growth - both physically and spiritually.
That Day a Drunk Homeless Man Changed My Life
Mon, 07 May 2018 14:52:55 -0500
During the season of life where my life seemed interrupted, and I entered a time of recovery that I could neither foresee nor appreciate at the time, a random event occurred that changed my life. I was walking a lot in those days. It was how I often connected with God; even as He had stripped me back where my life circumstance serially broke me.
Relationships: Do Some Women's Childhood's Set Them Up To Attract Submissive Men?
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:07:22 -0600
There are some women who attract men who are in touch with their masculine strength, while there are others who don't. As a result of this, their experiences with the opposite sex are going to be very different.
When Experience Gets in the Way of Empathy
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:22:26 -0500
The conversation went a little like this: 'Others (i.e. you) don't really know what this is about' to which I said, 'Yes, but I've been through the same sort of season in the past.' There was tacit agreement. The person had to agree. They knew my story, and they knew I understood. But their point was, 'But you're not there now.'
Can Someone's Unmet Childhood Needs Cause Them To Expect Other People To Be Unconditionally Loyal?
Mon, 25 Dec 2017 14:03:00 -0600
If someone wants to be in a relationship, there can be a number of things that they will be looking for in a partner. Firstly, there can be the need to be with someone who has a certain appearance and, secondly, there can be the requirements that they have when it comes to their personality.
Relationships: Why Would Someone Act Really Interested?
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:11:25 -0600
There could be moments in one's life when they come into contact with people who don't act all that interested, whilst there could be others moments when this is not the case. Here, another person could act as though one is the most important person on the planet.
Wishing and Hoping
Sun, 06 May 2018 08:47:26 -0500
Have you ever had someone tell you that they weren't interested in having a relationship with you? That can be a devastating thing to hear. Everyone wants to be loved and cared for.
Will I Ever Be Forgiven?
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:08:40 -0500
Have you ever had a time when you felt you had transgressed a significant relationship so much you felt you may not ever be forgiven? I'm sure you relate. There have been possibly a dozen or more times like that in my life.
Controlling Behaviour: Do Some People's Childhoods Set Them Up To Be Controlling?
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:38:37 -0600
For some people, it is a case of either controlling others or being controlled; there is no middle ground. Even so, this doesn't mean that this is something that goes through their mind.
The Hope Enjoyed in Simply Being Honest With One Another
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:44:58 -0600
THERE seems to be two realities at play in life; experience oblivious to suffering, and its opposite - where we're put in touch with suffering. What can we do when life seems such an irretrievable struggle?
Relationships: What Is The Difference Between A Man Who Hates Women And A Man Who Hates Men?
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:28:07 -0600
What might not surprise someone is that some men hate women, yet what might surprise them is that there are some men who hate men. It might be hard for them to accept this, especially as they are men themselves.
Who Are the Reptilians?
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:55:09 -0600
There has been jumbled up concepts in the origin of Man, whether they are from outer space, or are parts of here. Even some go as far as saying they are from the constellation Pleiades, They call themselves pleiadians. Ans some go as far as indicating that the shadow government is populated by what they call reptilians-reptiles in human form.
Is It A Surprise That Some Women Who Were Abused As Children End Up As Porn Stars?
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:42:50 -0600
Recently, a porn star committed suicide, and this was said to be due to the abuse that she received online. Based on this, it could be said that the people who abused her online were responsible for her death.
Relationships: Can Someone End Up With The Wrong Person If They Feel Low?
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:11:33 -0600
If one was to find themselves in a position where they feel down, they could feel the need to get in a relationship. They could believe that being with someone else will make their life better, thereby allowing them to feel good about.
They Retain Your Trust, As You Retain Their Respect
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:07:17 -0600
CONDITIONAL love is the same as conditional respect. In response to safe boundaries some people respond by switching off their respect. Some people think that love and respect are dependent on how they feel. But effective relationships depend on love and respect if trust is to flow.
She Just Wants to Be Heard
Tue, 08 May 2018 11:28:10 -0500
It happens so frequently when I do couples counselling. It's what I do often say, whether directly or indirectly. It's directed to him. It's the temptation to say, 'She just wants to be heard.' And every now and then I hear myself want to say it to her, too, 'He just wants to be heard.' The truth is we all want to be heard, and if we can't do the hearing we have no right to be heard.
Intimacy: Does Someone Need To Feel Safe In Order To Experience Intimacy?
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:43:47 -0600
There are a number of things that human beings need in order to survive, and the same could be said when it comes to their ability to thrive. For example, food is something that everyone on this planet needs.
Relationships: Why Are Some Men Attracted To Women Who Need To Be Saved?
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 07:04:11 -0600
If a man was to find out that a woman is unable to handle life and needs other people to prop her up, he could soon come to the conclusion that it would be better for him to move on. It will be only too clear that being with a woman like this is going to be more trouble than it's worth.
He Wanted To Kill Himself After His Partner Left Him
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:06:30 -0500
A little while ago I spoke to someone whose son had gone through a break up, and this was something that had a big impact on him. She didn't say how long he had been with her for, but she did go into what he went though.
Single or Otherwise Segregated on Valentine's Day
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:57:35 -0600
I don't expect everyone to agree with me, but I see Valentine's Day like Mother's and Father's Days. It is a divisive day. I've come to dislike these days because it segregates the have nots from the haves.
We Are Here for You
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:22:57 -0500
It wouldn't be an unusual scenario in any of our lives to have a loved one or dear friend who needs to know, 'we are here for you.' There are people all over the planet who feel that way right now.
Wait and Let God Avenge For You Like Only God Can
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:37:31 -0500
Forgiveness is the directive of the Lord, even as we receive the Lord's forgiveness. But there is a reckoning to be had for all unrepentant perpetrators. As all deserve mercy if one receives mercy, such mercy is only available to those who do justice.
Relationships: Can The Fear Of Rejection Cause Someone To Change When They Get Into A Relationship?
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:18:22 -0500
Even though one can behave in a certain way when they start dating someone, they can end up behaving in a completely different way as time goes by. Therefore, although they are still the same person, it will be as if they have become someone else.
I Felt Accepted
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:21:28 -0500
After I had got back from Bali and Australia, towards the end of 2009, I was no longer the same person. What had also played a part here were the experiences that I had when I was on a course in Belgium, which took place just before I went away.
Relationships: Why Do Some People Stay In Touch With Their Ex?
Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:49:40 -0600
If one's relationship has just come to an end, they could decide to cut their ties and to move on with their life. As a result of this, they are not going to want to stay in touch with their ex.
The Pencil Man
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:44:31 -0600
This article addresses that fact that, although adversity and difficulty can cause a strain on an individual, the need to maintain dignity remains so important. It's a thought we should visit often, and share with our children and grandchildren.
Staying Present IN the Awkward Moment - True Story
Sun, 29 Apr 2018 17:06:46 -0500
Have you ever been to one of those eatery birthday parties? The ones where they offer free beverages and eats, there's live music, etc. I went to one recently. It was great. I arrived there with a sense of expectancy.
I Wanted To Rescue Women
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 21:11:44 -0500
I remember when I was seeing a woman towards the end of 2011, who was going through a challenging time. She wasn't in a good place, and this meant that I tried to do what I could to help her.
Loneliness Makes Two
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:24:25 -0600
THEY say that it is what we lack that compels us to appreciate and go after our purpose. Of course, that's it. Wherever we're fulfilled there is no need to search a thing out.
What I'm Thinking As They Drive Off in the Distance
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:26:33 -0500
Having said our goodbyes, the car reversed out of the driveway, last waves were had, forward the wheels rolled down the road, before turning the corner and going out of view. The loaned reality of sorrow struck once more. It won't always be like this.
Replacing Guilt With Compassion
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:20:32 -0600
GUILT is a common emotional response in the family context - parents for children, siblings with each other, children for parents, etc. The core of the issue relates to when we cannot influence or control others and where we feel responsible for them. Correcting both these errors is about accepting the limitedness of our influence, that control ought not to be our goal, and that we cannot ever be responsible for other people - no matter who they or we are.
Relationships: Why Do Some Women Alternate Between 'Bad Boys' And 'Nice Guys'?
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:18:45 -0600
While there are plenty of women who are only drawn to men who are kind and respectful, for instance, there are also plenty of women who aren't. As a result of this, their relationships with men are going to be radically different.
Relationships: Does A Woman Lack Self-Awareness If She Believes That All Men Are The Same?
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:36:20 -0600
There are some women in today's world who believe that all men are the same, and it could be said that this is nothing new. It might not be inaccurate to say that this is how it has always been, but it has certainly been this way for a little while.
Broken Lives That Break Windows Are NOT the Enemy
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:44:04 -0600
BROKEN windows are annoying anytime, but when someone deliberately smashes a window annoyance melds into anger. But the anger doesn't fix anything, certainly not the window.
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:50:55 -0600
If you have become the reader of my article, only on seeing the title above, it means either you were involved in several relationships or you have involved in none. The content below is strictly for teenagers between 18 and 30. I am hopefully confident that I would attract more readers below 18 and above 30. Relationships have different definitions from the eyes of different people based on the status of their affair. Irrespective of the age group or the character or the class, everything begins with the same dot.
Support Is Not a Rescue Operation
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:27:24 -0600
Supporting someone and rescuing another are two totally different ways of being. One is built upon the belief that the other is whole and unbroken while the other focuses on the need to repair and fix. Learning the difference between supporting and rescuing can mean the difference between thriving and surviving.
On the Elusiveness of Forgiveness
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:18:32 -0600
This article is not centrally about how elusive forgiveness is for us to do. It is more about the elusiveness of others' forgiving us.
Listen to Someone and You Empower Them
Sat, 05 May 2018 16:35:11 -0500
There are some situations that beg us to listen and to respond in affirmation. These are particularly the kinds of circumstances where people with us are vulnerable.
Those Precious Moments Missed Are Lost
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:09:35 -0500
Having made the choice to attend a work function and miss spending time with my five-year-old son it was easy to reconcile the matter - there are plenty of those times. Trouble is, there are not plenty of those times. He is already five years old. In a reflective moment we're given to the sadness that he is no longer two or three, or even a baby.
Relationships: Do Some People's Childhood Set Them Up To Feel Safe With Abuse?
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:08:09 -0500
While there are people in the world who are in healthy relationships, there are others who aren't. As a result of this, some people are going to be with people who have a negative effect on them.
Dating: Should Someone Message Another Person If They Go Silent?
Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:04:22 -0600
Nowadays, there are so many ways for people to find someone to be with, which is a far cry from how it used to be. In the past, one would have had to physically meet another person in order to be able to take the next step, but this is not longer necessary.
Playing With Your Partner in Silly Ways
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 06:57:43 -0600
In order to ignite or get the spark of your ongoing relationship, you need to play with each other and be silly for a few minutes during the day. This strengthens the bond and helps you feel better about yourself and each other. So how do you play? Look inside for tips.
Life Is What You Make Of It
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:37:20 -0600
It always amazes me how some people with disabilities make so much of their lives. Think of injures solders who have lost limbs and other paralympians. Or people who are blind and deaf or in other ways compromised. Many of these people besides getting on with their lives, despite their adversity are often happy cheerful people, eager to help others.
Time for Paws
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:38:28 -0600
Have you ever noticed that some people treat their animals better than they treat other people? They beam when Spot enters the room and spend time greeting and cuddling him. The cat eats gourmet food out of Royal Dolton and crystal.
Loving People Well With Boundaries
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:18:34 -0500
I wasn't in paid ministry very long - first day, in fact - before my then senior pastor gave me a salient lesson on boundaries. It would be a lesson I was destined to learn the hard way.
Who's Your Valentine?
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:39:09 -0600
As we approach February 14th it is time to think about relationships and their meaning. Ponder the following: 1. Most people spend more time shopping for a new vehicle than finding a partner.
Relationships: Why Do Some People Expect Their Partner To Meet All Of Their Needs?
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:23:42 -0600
If a few hundred people were asked about what the purpose of an intimate relationship is, there is likely to be more than one answer. For some people, being in an intimate relationship could be a way for them to fulfil their basic needs, to have someone to share their life, and to grow.
Instant Healing Of Your Ego Wounded Self? It Doesn't Exist
Tue, 03 Apr 2018 07:24:29 -0500
Do you think you should be farther along in your healing than you are? Do you get discouraged when dealing with the same issues over and over? You're not alone!
When Life's Trials and Tribulations Are Overwhelming Your Well-Being, Take Heart
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:21:57 -0500
A rainy Sunday morning in normally sunny California, a portend of something undesirable and unwelcome was inevitably coming closer to disturb my quietude. I launched my desktop computer to see what I had missed overnight. Soon I wished I had not made that effort so early in my day.I opened and began reading an email straight from the bowels of hell, a missive of deceit and hate, news of the worst possible kind at the worst possible moment for me right now. My split-second reaction was a gripping sense of panic as a wave of anxiety swept over me like the frigid, foretelling wind from the darkest reaches of Antarctica. My vision blurred momentarily, and my head bowed towards the ground as if I might lose consciousness. I opened and began reading an email straight from the bowels of hell, a missive of deceit and hate, news of the worst possible kind at the worst possible moment for me right now. My split-second reaction was a gripping sense of panic as a wave of as a wave of anxiety swept over me like the frigid, foretelling wind from the darkest reaches of Antarctica.
Navigating Challenging Relationships Over the Holidays
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 19:04:31 -0600
The holidays are rapidly approaching and can be a time of joy and a chance to reconnect with family and friends. But for many it can also be a time of stress due to strained relationships, unhappy memories of the past, too much to do and not enough time to rest.
Relationships: Why Do Some Women Lose Respect When A Man Expresses His Emotions?
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:09:40 -0600
In recent years, a lot has been said about how important it is for men to open up about how they feel and to embrace their inherent vulnerability. It could be said that it is a good thing that this has been taking place.
Time to Say Goodbye to "Dudes"
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:03:51 -0600
Males of almost any age are referred to as "dudes" these days. I don't much like the word. It smacks of an unnaturally extended adolescence. What comes to my mind when I hear the term is a shallow parody of a grown up man. The guy who smirks at women, tells dirty jokes, smacks another guy in the ass with a wet towel. But most men are not dudes. They are poets as well as warriors, dreamers and lovers.
Swings, Roundabouts and Those Competitive Comparisons
Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:04:04 -0600
MANY times, I have counselled people in the phenomenon of the level playing field that life invariably is, generally. Some get off to a flying start in their twenties, succeeding at everything they do, whilst others seem to fall very far behind the eight ball. Some of us ride the swings, others of us ride the roundabouts.
Relationships: Why Do Some People Always Try To Fix Others When They Open Up?
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:15:06 -0600
It is often said that the best thing that someone can do for another person, when they are going through a challenging time, is to simply be there for them. So, when one is in the other person's presence, it will be vital for them to be completely present.
Opinion Is a Privilege, Not a Right
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:50:19 -0500
One week teaches us much if we care to reflect and observe. God had this sort of conversation with me recently: "Watch and learn about how your opinion polarises or changes - see how fickle it is - watch and learn about others' opinions - watch and learn, thirdly, about the ruin opinion brings."
Relationships: Do Some Men's Childhood's Set Them Up To Develop A Saviour Complex?
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:59:22 -0600
While there are some men who offer their assistance when it is needed, there are others who have a different approach. Here, it is not going to be enough for a man to offer their hand from time to time, they will need to take things further.
She Was Emotionally Unavailable
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:12:24 -0500
When I met the woman who I would go on to spend a number of months with in 2013, I remember seeing her from a certain angle and thinking about how much she looked like my mother. It wouldn't be accurate for me to say that this was something that I consciously thought about, though, as this was something that I only just picked up on.
Relationships: Why Do Some Women Want To Be Worshipped?
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:30:01 -0600
In today's world, it is relatively easy for a woman receive attention; the only thing that she needs is a social media account. And if one is not enough, then she can join a number of different sites.
Why Being There for Someone Is Not Impossible
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:45:35 -0500
We tend to cut loose from a relationship when we notice something 'improper' with the person. It could be persistent sadness, too much of energy, crazed mood swings, lack of interest in anything, and so on and so forth. Can we do something about it, like being a friend or just being there, or should we cut and run? Here is an article based on how disinterest needs to be done away with, in favour of going the mile.