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 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 […]
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 […]
Everyone has relationships that don’t work out for the long haul and relational pain that came out of those connections. In my journey of growing and helping others experience transformation, I have found that so many people carry deep relationship frustration; combustion that turns into deep resentment and bitterness. The Missing Ingredient Yet over and […]
Thousands of years ago, the Apostle Paul observed an absence of spiritual fathers, yet we have the same gap facing us today. Thousands of teachers, instructors, lecturers and pontificators surround us. Yet it seems that very few genuine fathers exist amongst us. (1 Corinthians 4:15) True spiritual fathers are the very thing we need to […]
Everyone reading this has or will go through many different challenges that grip you to the core. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble.” (John 16:33) He wasn’t prophesying doom over us, but letting us know in sober awareness that we will be hit with various circumstances that will seek to overwhelm us […]