The lights are on but no one’s home. I am concerned when I look into the eyes of many in this generation. There is this glaze; at time a numbness, showing signs of disconnect from a healthy heart life. The detached heart is an inability to emotionally connect to God or to others. With a detached […]
Everything in your life rises and falls on your ability to live in healthy relationships. Your spiritual well-being, emotional stability, mental wellness and even physical health will all be impacted by your relationship with: God Yourself Your world around you All three relationships need to be wrapped in the power of love for you to […]
God is in the business of healing and restoring our relationships like never before. The struggles we all face show us that we need to grow deeper in love and stronger in who we are. God is a Father, so His highest priority is to mature the identity of His sons and daughters. The manifestation […]
Relationships only thrive within the exchange of mutual love. But if someone loves you more than you love yourself, there is a change you may end up engaging relationship sabotage. It can be easy to find reasons why you don’t like the person and then do things that contribute to the dissolving of the relationship. It’s common rut to find reasons why people […]
God works His greatest power in and amongst our relationships. Yet personal relationships are often the greatest place of battles that people face.
Relationships can be incredibly challenging, but are worth the investment if we go into them with healthy mindsets. Yet we all have relationships that become incredibly toxic. We look to get away from these relationships because of how much they negatively affect us.
But before you write off the other person as having a whole list of toxic issues, be sure to check the filters that you do relationships. We often carry 3 hindering assumptions that make us blame everyone else and keep us from moving forward into what is available for us relationally.
Do you carry these hindering assumptions into your relationships?
- That you know people’s motives. (You not only know what they did, but you claim to know why they did it.)
- Your discernment about other people is 100% spot on. (Too much of what we call discernment is our own brokenness being projected onto others.)
- That other people can 100% satisfy your inner needs.
The only way to have powerful relationships is to live with healthy vulnerability. Yet we’ve all had those experiences where we’ve shared our hearts, opened up a sensitive area in our life and another person or group didn’t handle it with care. We end up with a choice, we either close that area off, deciding […]
The deepest cry of all humanity is authentic relationship–being able to connect, belong and feel safe amongst people we can be ourselves with. But how can we do this if we are all walled up when in community? No one likes someone being “fake” but we struggle to let down our fabrications, especially because of […]
I want to discuss, and this has been kind of marinating on my heart for some time, and that is the subject of safe relationships. I feel that in the times that we live in, in the days that we live in, one of the key things, one of the most important things that we […]
Growing up, I always remember the fun involved in putting on a costume. Dressing up as an army solider or a rough and tough cowboy was something my imagination could run wild on. As a child, there was little need for extravagant material for these costumes. A simple bandanna over my face and a wooden […]
Holidays are associated with celebration, connecting with loved ones and being refreshed. Yet for so many, holiday seasons can have painful associations attached. Memories of loss and reminders of heartache can often cloud the celebrations. Some have lost a dear family member and the holidays are a very clear reminder of their absence. Sometimes that […]