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SUDDENLY WE’RE LIVING TOGETHER!

SUDDENLY WE’RE LIVING TOGETHER! There are many reasons you may decide to quickly move in together.  The main reason is loneliness.  The other reason is that you’re not sure it will work.  But then suddenly we’re living together! Internet playground Today’s internet provides a vast playground for singles to meet and often they rush into a live-in relationship without the necessary tools to make it successful.  From a...

KEEPING THE PEACE WITH A NARCISSIST

KEEPING THE PEACE WITH A NARCISSIST Living with a person who is argumentative, not caring and only thinking of themselves is extraordinarily taxing.   Who are these people? A narcissist is an adult who often was abused as a child and not nurtured by a parent.  It is a person who never really advanced past a young age usually before becoming a teenager.  They make everything about themselves. You can keep the peace Arguing...

WHAT HAVE I BECOME?

What do I want to be? What am I doing with my life? What have I become? These are stages of life that at some point you should examine.  This sounds like your career doesn’t it?  It could be both career and personal life.   What do I want to become? Instead of drifting into a personal life by accident you should plan it, like we sometimes do a career.  We start with the end in mind.  What do I want to become?  Just who am I...

FINDING WORRY UNACCEPTABLE

The Difference between Worry and Concern Since none of us want to have worry or bad stress in our lives, we normally start to worry.  Even mentally healthy people choose to worry when first encountering a fear or stress.  This is normal.  The difference is whether the worry continues to focus on a bad outcome or a specific plan is developed in the mind to solve the problem.  Some problems cannot be solved such as severe...

BULLYING AND SCHADENFREUDE

Schadenfreude is a German word that means taking pleasure in other people’s sufferings.  It kind of makes you sick to your stomach to think about that.   It’s bullying I think of schadenfreude is a good example of  bullying.  And, the bully naturally needs a payoff!   And that payoff is a response from the injured person showing the kind of pain the bully wanted to inflict at the outset.   Bullying electronically...

WHAT DO YOU MEAN ‘SUBMIT?’

What Does ‘Submit’ Mean? . In Ephesians 5:22, Paul says ‘Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.’  Then, after explaining how a husband should love his wife, in verse 33 Paul says ‘…each one of you (husbands) must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.’ What if a wife doesn’t respect her husband? In marriage counseling, most wives do not respect their husbands due to a...