Category Archives: 18 Year factor

Can positives conceal negatives?

The laid-back person turns out to be lazy. The playful person proves to be immature. The confident one turns out to be arrogant. Continue reading

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Five life-controlling perspectives

Perspective is a key word when it comes to the quality of life. It’s also something important to God’s will for our lives. One of the primary practical functions of Scripture is the way it shapes our perspective. Continue reading

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Suffering in silence

She finally gained the necessary courage to tell me a story that she had kept to herself until that point. Continue reading

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Answering God’s call beyond the walls of the Church

leaders in the Church “need to help our people see that their calling is much bigger than how much time they put into church matters.” Continue reading

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Your 18 Year Factor

You had an increasingly rare experience if you grew up in a functionally healthy home.
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Personal Update

I share this little personal update to ask you to continue to pray for me as I try to keep up with everything. Continue reading

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6 step detox for a painful past

If your 18-year factor was marked by a significant disruption or a serious dysfunction, it will have a definite effect on your identity, security, and relationship skills.
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