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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…
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5 Tips to Keep Toxic Family Members from Ruining Your Holidays

Do you have toxic family members that make you dread the holidays? Maybe you do a great job avoiding them all year but you twitch at the thought of getting together with them on Christmas. Toxic people are all around us. Perhaps you’ve…
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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…