Category Archives: Relationships

Stop Parenting

Today we have a guest blogger, my friend, Shawnda Myers. During our small group she shared the following thoughts about dealing differently with adult children that are still at home.  I liked what she said so well, I asked her … Continue reading

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Another Aspect of Comfort after Validation

Last week I had an incident that caused some pain and I wasn’t sure if I was triggered or not. The gist was that I felt accused for something I did not have in my heart, and it hurt.  Most … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Feeling Better–It’s About Feeling

I had a great discussion the other day with a friend who asked some probing questions about ministering to someone in deep grief.  We tossed around some thoughts about the differences in every-day negative emotions and deep emotions from grief.  … Continue reading

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Beginning a Joy Group–How I Facilitate Mine

Joy Groups are beginning to spread and a friend asked me recently if I could write up something about how I facilitate my Joy Group. But first let me answer the question, “What is a Joy Group?” A Joy Group … Continue reading

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A Slurp of Living Water

The last few years I have been on a passionate mission to help others learn to listen to Jesus during prayer as well as talking to Him, and to learn to turn to Him all day long as a lifestyle. … Continue reading

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Musings from the book, Joy Starts Here

For some months now I’ve been musing on a section from the book Joy Starts Here, by Dr. Wilder, Ed Khouri, Chris Coursey, and Shelia Sutton.  The more I’ve mused on these paragraphs, the more interesting these points have become … Continue reading

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Helping Young Adults Evaluate Possible Mates

I was going through some old files to prepare for a workshop that is coming up and I found an old paper that I had shared a few years back at a break-out group for young people. It seemed beneficial … Continue reading

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We Can Find Our Value By What Causes Us Pain

Here is an excerpt from Chapter Nine in my new book, Re-Framing Your Hurts: Why You Don’t Have to Fear Emotional Pain. This is a very different way to view pain that I learned  from Dr. Wilder in the 1990’s. … Continue reading

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From the intro to–Re-Framing Your Hurts: Why you don’t have to fear emotional pain

My newest book is  ready-click here. Here is a short excerpt from the introduction. Often times the feelings of hopelessness, anger, frustration, defensiveness, and acting out are symptoms of a deeper problem. Somewhere, deep inside and possibly even hidden, is … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Journal and Interact with Jesus

Last month our Joy Starts Here/Atlanta conference gave us many practical tips.  The following was one of my favorites, taken from the book Joyful Journey: Listening to Immanuel. If you want to check out the book, click on the title. … Continue reading

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