Category Archives: 18 Year factor

Response from my readers requested

Feedback requested from you! What would you consider essential to a healthy upbringing? Continue reading

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Stop it!

Think of the hours and money one could save with this approach to counseling. Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Counseling, Wisdom | 1 Comment

Update on my book

I slowly felt the book project moving to the back burner as the tyranny of the urgent took over. The project reached a screeching halt by the time of the year-end holidays. Continue reading

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Emotional drugs of choice

Emotional reactions to past hurts and injuries give us a feeling of justified relief or emotional retaliation.

Yet those who choose emotional drugs often fail to realize that they are giving extended life to the damage. They allow an abuser or neglecter to extend his control and spread his damage to those who are close to us. Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Change, Complaceny, Complaining, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Spiritual transformation, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Do 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

Posted in 18 Year factor, Choosing a mate, Dating, Discernment, Engagement, Marriage, Parenting, Parenting Groups, Parenting teens | 3 Comments

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

Posted in 18 Year factor, Anger, Assurance, Change, Christian worldview, Complaceny, Complaining, Depression, Discouragement, God's Love, God's Will, Gospel-centered, Resentment, Scripture, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Walking with God, Wisdom | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Turn the light off in your eyes

We all know what sad eyes look like but what does it look like when the light is turned off in someone’s eyes? Have you ever noticed what people show or don’t show with their eyes? Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Attitude, Pain, Restoration, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Suffering, Wisdom | Tagged , | 3 Comments