How to Stay Resilient During a Blue Holiday Season

How to Stay Resilient During a Blue Holiday Season

Holidays are supposed to be “happy and bright,” right? But every year I hear from people for whom the holiday season is anything but that. This year, 2020, there are even more reasons to feel blue; a COVID-19 pandemic, a contentious political season, economic uncertainty. And you could add to that list for yourself. But it’s possible to stay resilient even during a blue holiday season.

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How to Strengthen Your Marriage Through the Holidays

How to Strengthen Your Marriage Through the Holidays

The holiday season is always stressful. In spite of the joy, for many people the holiday blues are very real. And this year our turbulent world has significantly disrupted our ability to celebrate in the “usual” ways. Your marriage feels that stress. But you can actually strengthen your marriage through the holidays even this year.

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How to Choose to Be Thankful Anyway

How to Choose to Be Thankful Anyway

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. I love this day. Without the commercialization of most other holidays, we can more easily focus on what’s most important. This year perhaps more than ever it’s important to intentionally choose to be thankful anyway, even in tough times.

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How to Fight the Sense of Powerlessness in Your Marriage

How to Fight the Sense of Powerlessness in Your Marriage

There’s little that impacts your wellbeing more than the quality of your closest personal relationships. Your marriage in particular, as the union of two sinners, is a breeding ground for disappointment and pain. When your wellbeing is so impacted by your spouse, it’s easy to develop a sense of powerlessness in your marriage.

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Finding Breakthrough from Guilt as a Parent

Finding Breakthrough from Guilt as a Parent

When you’re hoping and praying for a breakthrough for your child, most parents struggle with a measure of guilt. If only you had done things differently, maybe your child wouldn’t be in the mess they’re in. Your head knows that’s only part of the story, but those thoughts may be the ones that keep you awake at night. It’s time to find breakthrough from guilt as a parent.

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