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Best Books for Dealing with Toxic People (God’s Way)

Many Christians have the idea that a Christ-follower must be accepting of other people to the point where we tolerate toxic behavior all in the name of love. But toxic people are a breed unto themselves. When I say “toxic people,” I’m…
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Can Christians Be Toxic?

My friend Lynn was so excited she could hardly contain herself. She was starting her new job in just a few days. After 10 years in corporate America, Lynn had had enough of the office politics. No longer caring about the money, Lynn felt that…
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How to Forgive Someone Who Doesn't Deserve It

The most difficult part of forgiveness for most people is letting go of the anger. Especially when the person who has hurt you denies that they have done anything wrong. Perhaps they have repeatedly hurt you. Maybe they broke your trust.…
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How to Deal With a Toxic Mother (God's Way)

The mother-child relationship can be complicated. But what do you do when the woman who should nurture and support you is the source of your pain? Let me be clear: All mothers make mistakes. God knows I’ve made my fair share! But mistakes…
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The Ultimate Summer Reading Guide for Christians

I promised myself this summer that I would take a step back, enjoy the warm air, and catch up on my reading. I’ve had books piling up for the last several months in anticipation of this glorious downtime. As you get ready for the relaxation…
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15 Self-limiting Beliefs Christians Entertain Every Day

If you found out that your friend or neighbor was spreading lies about you, you would be furious, right? But the truth is you likely spend more time and energy trying to dispel lies that others tell than you do the lies you tell yourself. That’s…
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How to Keep Going When You Feel Like You're Going Nowhere

Do you ever have those days where you wonder if God’s promise to you will ever come to pass? Perhaps you’ve heard clearly what He’s called you to do and you’ve done it faithfully, only to feel like you’re toiling in obscurity. Perhaps…
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How To Keep Family Members From Stealing Your Joy

How to Keep Family Members From Stealing Your Joy You’re not responsible for someone else’s behavior. That was an eye opening revelation for me 20 years ago. In the past I would think that I could control someone else feelings and…
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How to Run Your Race and Avoid the Comparison Trap

I have a confession to make: Last Thursday I was on Facebook and I came across a post that was talking about five steps to being a better person. It wasn’t the title that caught my attention, it was the beautiful graphics and professionally…
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3 Things I Learned About Toxic Thinking From My Dogs

3 Things I Learned About Toxic Thinking From My Dogs   Toxic thinking can infect every area of your life. It can contribute to physical ailments, emotional distress, and even damaged relationships.   But dumping toxic…