Category Archives: Psychology

I tried to look normal on the outside

I especially had to conquer childhood fears. Being rejected and imperfect is my ultimate fear. I grew up with an unhealthy and unrealistic belief that I needed to be flawless to be loved. Continue reading

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Being a victim but rejecting a victim’s mentality

A woman in her early forties acknowledged that she finally began to overcome the effects of growing up in a violent home when… Continue reading

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The expanded role of medical doctors

Although doctors are primarily charged with caring for physical health, over the last three to four decades, doctors have been called to take the role that was once reserved for a different profession. Continue reading

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Extravagantly thankful?

What if God made you live today on only those things you thanked Him for yesterday?

Where’s my tooth brush? Oh, I forgot to thank God for it yesterday.

“Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace.” Continue reading

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Links worth seeing

The five links below might not appeal to everyone. Yet they’re worth seeing for those who share a wide variety of interests. Enjoy! “…face to face with dying, he was not quite done with living.” A lengthy but interesting look at … 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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Room for normal sadness

Do we have room in our lives for normal sadness? Do we have unrealistic expectations for gregariousness? There appears to be a significant need for helping people understand the role of sadness in life and in character formation.
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Your 18 Year Factor

If you grew up in a functionally healthy home, you had an increasingly rare experience. Continue reading

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Questions for Church leaders

How does the average person in the church understand life-change and spiritual transformation in relation to bio-psychiatry, pharmacology and medicine? Continue reading

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Thinking more deeply about Influence

There is an urgent need for Christians to think more deeply about our calling to be agents of common grace committed to the welfare of the city of our exile.

Honor for our Creator should lead us to deep concerns about common good for His creatures.

Those who live in a representative forms of democracy have a unique opportunity to sit at the table where policies and laws are formed. Ordinary people in biblical times never had this kind of opportunity. And most people in the world today can only dream of it.

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