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9 Signs That Your Relationship is in Trouble

It’s our 10th anniversary and we’ve never had a fight” — that statement is something only uttered by a couple who is either lying through their teeth or have never spent a significant amount of time together. Relationships have…
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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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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…
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Is It Time To Let Go of an Unhealthy Relationship?

Do you know that you shouldn’t be with this person but something keeps pulling you back? Are you asking yourself why you keep calling your ex even though you’re in another relationship? Or why you continue to let someone abuse your…
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When It’s Time to Burn a Bridge

You’ve heard the expression, “Don’t burn your bridges.” While this adage has some wisdom to it—we do live in a small world and you never know when you’ll cross paths with someone—sometimes you need to burn bridges with people so…
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Falling Out of Love

“I just fell out of love,” Emily said—she was determined to follow through with her divorce from Jake. “How do you just fall out of love?” Jake responded with a look of defeat written all over his face. “I’ve tried and tried.…
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5 Surprising Reasons Why You Have a Hard Time Saying No

Saying No! Do you feel like you are causing hurt, pain and inconvenience to others when you tell them ‘no’? People pleasing can seem like it is a positive trait, but when you consistently put others’ needs over your own, you become…
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How to End a Relationship with a Narcissist

Narcissists are notorious for blaming others, so they rarely assume responsibility for their own actions. They have little to no empathy for others. They rarely see themselves as part of the problem and will only do enough work to get things…
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Why Do Others Always Take Advantage of Me?

You’re a giving person. You like to see people happy, and you like it when they are happy with you. This is natural, isn’t it? Yes, absolutely. There are many natural givers in this world—people with temperaments that love to give…