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Where Is God?

When guys cheat on their wives, wackos abuse 2 year olds, and church members feel lonely, I sometimes wonder: “Where is God? Specifically, where is God when you hurt. When I hurt. Today a friend encouraged me to look at today. Only today. May I ask, as my friend asked me, How can you worship […]

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Ask the Counselor: I Messed Up BIG

In this “Ask the Counselor,” a counselee asked me a personal question. We had counseled for a couple months — and topics like emotional adultery, porn, addiction, same-sex attraction had woven into our conversations. {BONUS: Grab the download at the end of this post. It’ll help you COMMUNICATE well and wonderfully!}  I appreciated her candor, […]

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Is Dieting a Sin?

Is dieting wrong in God’s eyes? Is it (gulp) a sin? Diets. Gotta love them, gotta hate them. We love slimming to look better and feel energetic. We hate diets because we feet deprived, grouchy, and depressed when we regain the weight we worked hard to lose. I have a crazy Weight Watchers story. You can […]

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Speaking Well to Your Soul

Did you know that you say mean things to yourself countless times a day? Between our pierced ears, we speak a gazillion foul phrases, like: “I’m not good enough.” “Ugly. . .that’s me.” “I’m so stupid.” “Nobody cares about me.” Sound familiar? We women bash our brains and souls many times a day. You. Me. […]

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Overly Dependent on a Person?

Do you think you may be overly dependent on a friend, or your friend is overly dependent on you? Three clues: 1. You do something for someone else that she can do for herself and/or 2. You’re dependent on another person to the point of being controlled or manipulated by that person and/or 3. You lie […]

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