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How I Broke Up with Control and Got My Life Back

I was always a strong-headed young lady. From the time I was a little girl I learned how to get other kids to see things my way. But when that strength became a controlling weakness in my life, I knew it needed to change. I’m not sure when…

5 Ways to Reduce Anxiety in the Morning

Anxiety can come over you like a flood when you least expect it, and mornings tend to be a common time for many to suffer. Although you may not be able to control when and where anxiety comes on, the good news is that you can decide whether…
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Are You Sabotaging Your Relationship in One of These 5 Common Ways?

You’ve finally found the love of your life. But there’s only one problem: It seems too good to be true. Everything in you wants to love and receive love from this person, but you keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. The fear of being…
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How to Deal With Difficult Family Members

Difficult people are all around us. Perhaps you’ve encountered them in your workplace and you strategically avoid them. Or perhaps they are in your church and you conveniently take cover when you see them coming. Or maybe you’ve encountered…
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Will God Really Give You the Desires of Your Heart?

Did you know that as God’s princess, it is His desire to fulfill the desires of your heart? If that is true (and it is), then why do so many of your desires go unmet? As women we have a tendency to either strive, settle, or sin to get…
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6 Life Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

“A wise person learns from their mistakes, a wiser person learns from the mistakes of others.” – Unknown   As a classic type A personality, I hate wasting time. When I want something I move forward at a million miles a minute.…
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4 Perks of Having Faith in God

4 Perks of Having Faith in God If you’re a hard worker like me, you enjoy getting things done. Being unproductive brings you stress, and things—and people—never move as fast as you’d like. It’s wonderful to be able to be productive,…
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Why You Do What You Do…Understanding Your Unique Temperament

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew why you act the way you do?  Wouldn’t it be helpful if you knew what made the people you were in relationship with tick? You’re familiar with personality tests, yes? They’re nearly impossible to…
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Are You Choosing Oppression?

What almost killed me in my early days of being a step-mom was my naïve belief that my step-kids would welcome me with loving arms. I felt sure that once my husband’s kids saw what true love was and got some guidance and structure that they…
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How to Set Boundaries with Toxic People

Toxic people are a rare breed. “Then why do they always seem to find me?” is a question I hear frequently in my Christian counseling practice. I work with women who want to reinvent their lives and move forward into a greater purpose…