Mental illness puts a lot of strain on a marriage. On the one hand it's painful to see the person you love most in the world struggle so badly. On the other hand, helping to care for your spouse's needs can be extraordinarily stressful and draining. As a pastor, I talk to many people on … Continue reading When Your Spouse Suffers From Mental Illness
When someone in your life is going through a difficult season, it can be hard to know what to do. Their pain can break your heart. Many people struggle with knowing how to be there for someone who is hurting. Here are a few tips. 1. Listen more than you talk. James 1:19 says, “Understand … Continue reading 5 Practical Tips to Help Someone Who’s Hurting
The Bible teaches us that if we are to experience healing in our lives we must first forgive the people who have hurt us. This does not justify what they have done, but lets you move on with your life in a healthy way. But how do you do that? How do you forgive someone … Continue reading 7 Life-Giving Steps To Forgive Someone Who Hurt You
Loneliness is a growing epidemic in our world today. More and more people are feeling disconnected and alone, especially with COVID-19. Isolation can lead to depression, anxiety, and a host of health issues. Building healthy relationships is not easy. While our society is more connected technologically than ever, our culture has become increasingly disconnected from … Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Connected During COVID-19
Growing up, I couldn’t wait for summer to come around. No school. Day camps. Sleeping in. Swimming. TV. Movies. It was a blast! As a parent, summer has a very different feel. On top of the normal, day-to-day responsibilities of work and home, there’s the stress of figuring out what the kids are going to … Continue reading 4 Ways to Create a Summer You AND Your Kids Will Love
Recently I saw a mom do something amazing for her kids. She just finished setting up a birthday party at the pool where I live. All of her kids were swimming and they begged her to jump in. At first she hesitated, but then she dived in, clothes and all. When she came up out … Continue reading Want to Be a Better Parent? Do More Stuff Life This.