Practical Help for PTSD!

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Women who’ve faced a significant trauma sometimes develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the name given when a person struggles greatly after a very difficult situation. It has been described as a “normal reaction to an abnormal situation.” PTSD affects many more people than combat veterans and people who endured 9/11 closeup. 70 percent of adults […]

How to Get God’s Favor

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Dealing with disappointment is hard. You know that. I know that. You didn’t lose the 10 pounds you vowed to drop by July 1 (or gain the 10 — a sliver of a minority, I know). Your teen (actually mine!) has filled out a dozen-plus job applications and had three interviews and still no job. […]

How to Be Free of Any Addiction

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Isn’t it true some addictions look harmless? Yet anything that enslaves you harms you. Thank God, He empowers you to overcome an addiction. Hard work helps. Workaholism harms. Eating good food — delicious. Eating for comfort — no good. Clothing your kids in cute outfits rocks. A shopping addiction hurts. Karrie’s story Driving her minivan to […]

How to Stop Ugly Thoughts

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Every woman has ugly thoughts. Good news: You can replace ugly thoughts with truthful thoughts and renew your mind. Here’s a tool for you. Grab paper and a pen. It’s time to chart. Today you learn how to: 1. Identify an ugly thought you believe. 2. Recognize the link between your thoughts and your feelings, […]

Does Gospel-Centered Counseling Really Work?

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Does gospel-centered counseling really work? Isn’t this a crucial question for biblical counselors and counselees? Listen to this story. Meet Ashley and Nate Ashley and her husband, Nate, met with Pastor Bob Kellemen at church the day after their twin sons’ eleventh birthday. With tears streaming down her face, Ashley shared that twenty-five years earlier, not […]