Becoming a Recovering People-Pleaser

Becoming a Recovering People-Pleaser

The trap of people-pleasing is an easy one to fall into. I’m sure personality has something to do with it. So do early childhood experiences, the “lessons” you unconsciously learned before you knew you were learning them. Healthy relationships require that you care about others. But if you want to live Fully Alive, or accomplish anything of value for God or others, you will have to become a recovering people-pleaser.

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Living Well through Long-term Trauma

Living Well through Long-term Trauma

Things are not as we want them to be. They are not as God wants them to be. For the past several months the world has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it shows no signs of going away quickly. The stress builds up. Living well through long-term trauma is something most of us have not had to do in the past.

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The Resurrection that Follows Death

The Resurrection that Follows Death

Death is not the end. That’s the message of the gospel, the good news. The paradigm of death followed by resurrection was true of Jesus’ life on earth. And it’s true for our experience as well – both in the here-and-now, and in the eternal sense. Even while we are still on earth, we can experience the life of Jesus.

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The Difference Between Lust and Healthy Desire

The Difference Between Lust and Healthy Desire

When the enemy can’t get you to fall into the ditch on one side, he’ll work hard to hurdle you into the ditch on the other. If he can’t make you overwhelmed with rage, he’ll be satisfied with weakness or cowardice. Corrupting truth into either self-righteousness or tolerance will do just fine. And he’s used the same pathway to bring confusion about the difference between lust and healthy desire.

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