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Is Rest The Forgotten Key To Your Emotional Wellbeing?

Rest. Typically not a word in my vocabulary.

 

I was coming up to the weeks before my vacation, barely hanging on by a thread. I didn’t even notice how tired I was. My body moved slowly, numbly in its predictable, mechanical motions of the day. Though I accomplished all of my responsibilities, it grew challenging to be present, much less to focus. I could hardly tell how cloudy my mind had become. How disconnected I felt. Unsteady.

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Five Rules You Need To Read Before Posting On Social Media

Today, within a two-minute span I saw two posts on Facebook —one screaming in all caps that you, cannot be a Christian and be a Democrat, the other proclaiming that, if you call yourself a Christian, you cannot be a Republican. Republicans are evil, and Democrats are godly. Two separate people. Two separate posts. Two different parts of the country.  Are you serious?!

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When We’re Feeling Too Small To Make Any Difference In This World

We crossed at low tide. With only one road that washes out with the waves, there was a small window of time to make our way across, to leave behind the mainland and enter this remote, speck of an island…Holy Island.

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Six Strategies To Help You Thrive After Divorce

Few people walk down the aisle at their wedding thinking about divorce. But it happens. The reality is that 5 in 10 marriages will end in divorce, and 3.8 in 10 evangelical Christian marriages will not survive, according to statistics.

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Three Lifelines That Can Help You Win The Battle Against Anxiety and Panic Attacks

 

Nights can be the worst. That’s when they steal in and threaten to pull me under. Panic attacks.

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How To Know When It’s Time For Your Millennial To Move Out

I was sitting on my back porch a few weeks back, reading quietly while sipping on a hot cup of coffee. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed one of my juniper trees start to shake. All of a sudden, I saw what looked like a tiny round blob drop like a paperweight to the earth. It appeared lifeless, it exerted no movement —until right before it hit the ground, two small wings sprouted and the baby bird flew off excitedly into a nearby tree.

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Authenticity and The Courage To Let Your Real Self Shine Through

 

The truth is, sometimes I’m not fine. There are moments my day hasn’t gone great, and yes, some days the weather really does stink.

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Because The Striver In All Of Us Needs A Place To Rest

My parents should have named me Martha. I’m totally a Martha. I’ve never met a project I shied away from. Always felt at home with my head down, my focus narrowed to accomplish a goal, complete a task. That’s always been my specialty.

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Six Steps Parents Can Take To Protect Their Teens From Porn

Today’s post comes from our “Ask Lisa” feature, where readers submit questions they would like for me to address in an upcoming post. Anonymous writes, We recently caught our oldest son engaging in “stuff” online. Looking for some basic advice and help for our son.

If you have a subject you would like me to address in the future, please submit your question here.

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Three Signs Your Marriage Could Be Emotionally Bankrupt

It was the perfect day for a wedding. Their eyes were filled with love and longing, their dreams diffused by the tint of their rose-colored glasses.

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