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411, 2020

Finding Hope and Healing After Childhood Trauma

The effects of childhood trauma don’t come to an end when a traumatized child enters adulthood. In fact, childhood trauma can continue to have significant effects throughout life, impacting daily functioning and relationships with others. However, healing is possible. In this article, we will explore just how childhood trauma affects victims – both in childhood and adulthood — and how faith can give hope during the recovery journey. Childhood Trauma Defined There are lots of ways to define trauma, but [...]

311, 2020

8 Steps to Forgiving Others

The act of forgiving others is essentially the act of pardoning an offender. In the Bible, the Greek word translated “forgiveness” literally means “to let go”, as when a person does not demand payment for a debt. Jesus used this comparison in his parable of the unmerciful slave (Matthew 18:23-35) as well as when he taught his followers to pray “Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is in debt to us” (Luke 11:4). The Bible [...]

2109, 2020

6 Reasons Why Premarital Counseling is a Good Idea

The peal of wedding bells in your not-too-distant future is exciting and a little bit daunting. Finding the one you want to spend the rest of your life with is a mountain-top, butterflies-in-your-stomach situation that is hard to beat. And let’s face it, most people want the day they get married to be special and to go well. It’s no wonder then that most couples, once they decide to get married, get caught up with wedding planning. This isn’t a [...]

2508, 2020

Hope and Help for the Struggle of Infertility

Infertility is one of the most emotionally painful things a woman and couple can experience. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common, affecting about 1 in 10 American women. The medical definition of infertility is the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse, or six months if over age 35. Whether it’s infertility in women, infertility in men, or an inability to conceive due to an unknown cause, 12-13 out of 100 couples have trouble conceiving in the United States. Infertility [...]

1408, 2020

The Fear of Abandonment: Getting the Help You Need for Abandonment Issues

The fear of abandonment can create lasting problems from childhood long into adulthood. Adults with abandonment issues may sabotage, consciously or subconsciously, personal relationships with others. This can take the form of pushing a partner away after a period of time to keep that person from eventually leaving first. For example, a man with abandonment issues may leave his wife of ten years for another woman for fear that his wife would have eventually left him. Before the marriage ended, [...]

107, 2020

How to Reduce Stress: Dealing with the Pressure

Almost everything in life moves faster than it did 20 years ago. You can call, text, or video chat with people from around the world. There are services that ship things to your door within two days and sometimes you can get things in as little as two hours. The speed and busyness of the world is growing, but while the efficiency of life is increasing, the stress of life is not decreasing. Many people find themselves wondering how to [...]

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