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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 Set Biblical Boundaries with Difficult People

We all have (at least) one toxic person in our lives. You know, the one who presses your buttons and leaves you feeling like you’re the problem. Maybe it’s your sister in law who has certain ideas of how you’re to behave. When you don’t…
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How to Hug a Porcupine - 3 Steps to Loving Difficult People

Difficult people are all around us. Whether it’s an abrasive coworker, narcissistic boss, or toxic mother, all you need do is throw a stone and you will likely encounter someone difficult. These types of people remind me of porcupines. For…
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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 Set Boundaries With a Toxic Mother

As a counselor and coach, I’ve see women negatively affected by toxic mothers in my practice more than any other hurdle they encounter in life. And nearly every time, I witness these women expecting their bad mothers to miraculously…
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5 Signs Your Mother is Toxic

Let’s face it, the mother-daughter relationship is complicated. Most women’s relationships with their moms aren’t picture perfect. But don’t use that simple fact as an excuse to tolerate a relationship with a toxic mother that is hurting…
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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…