Category Archives: Broken Relationships

Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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Verbal abuse and appearance bullying

Consider why childhood verbal abuse and appearance bullying often cast a long shadow over adult lives and make adult relationships difficult.
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When you feel like getting revenge

Seven responses when you feel like getting revenge.  Continue reading

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Catch my live show with @JustinBlaney

Catch my live show with @JustinBlaney on ‪#‎I4JLIVE‬ 5/7. Continue reading

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Eight point communication agreement

Eight guidelines for better communication! Continue reading

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Four negative patterns of communication

Four negative patterns of communication that hurt good relationships. Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it?

Relationships are difficult when love is absent. But what is love? When someone says, “I love you,” is there a way to know if he/she means it? Read more… Continue reading

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How can I know he means it?

Unlike forgiveness, reconciliation of a broken relationship is a process conditioned on the attitude and actions of an offender. Those who commit significant and repeated offenses must realize that their responses and actions affect the timing of the process. Those who are genuinely repentant will accept this fact with brokenness and humility. Use the seven signs here to be sure someone is truly sorry. Continue reading

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No one came to my support

At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. It’s natural to default toward self-pity and resentment when we feel forgotten and unappreciated. Continue reading

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What does maturity look like?

It’s hard to overemphasize the importance of maturity to a good relationship. But what does maturity look like? Continue reading

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