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How to Guard Your Heart

It's disappointing, heartbreaking, and shocking when someone who says they love you, lets you down. I mean, you asked yourself questions like,  "How did I not see this?"  "How could they do this to me?" And you may even struggle with letting…
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How to Heal a Mother Wound

“Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.” -- Psalm 27:10 It’s hard to imagine that a mother would abandon her child, yet it does happen. Even if a mother has not physically abandoned her child, there…
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How to Honor a Toxic Mother

The mother-child relationship is one of warmth, nurturing, patience and love--or so it ought to be. Unfortunately, not everyone experiences such support from their mother. If you have been raised by a toxic parent, you know how hurtful…
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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 Have a Gentle and Quiet Spirit (Without Feeling Like a Doormat)

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,…
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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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The Effect Toxic Mothers Have on Daughters

In a previous post, I talked about 5 signs of your your mother is toxic. While every story I hear about a toxic mother is different, there is one thing they all have in common—the traits they leave behind. Please understand,…
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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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8 Surprising Reasons You Have Trouble Making Quality Friends

Gone are the days when you could run next door to the neighbor’s house, knock on the door, ask if Susie could come out and play, and instantly you were friends. Granted, our requirements for our friends back then were simple: Be nice and…