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Self-Injury: Want to Stop Forever?

What is self injury? Why would anyone do it? How do you stop? If you or someone you know has purposely hurt herself, she has self-injured. Most people avoid pain, people who intentionally hurt themselves may believe it is necessary and normal. “In fact, like a diabetic giving herself an injection, it can feel like […]

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What God Says About Self Care!

With self care, a woman flourishes. Yet we women often stumble into a dangerous trap: self neglect. When you neglect yourself, it’s tough to be the mom-friend-worker-wife God desires. You may become anxious, angry, moody, and self-absorbed. You may also become physically and spiritually weak. Self care is taking care of yourself emotionally, physically, intellectually, and […]

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Don’t Make This Counseling Mistake

I made a monster counseling mistake . . . as a counselee. My mistake? Assumptions! I wrongly assumed a Christian counselor would counsel according to the truths of the Bible. Before continuing, may I say this? There are wise Christian counselors trained as professional state-licensed counselors who counsel hurting people with the gospel of Christ. Perhaps […]

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How to Be Free of Any Addiction

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 […]

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How to Stop Ugly Thoughts

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, […]

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