Category: Relationship Challenges

Who doesn't have their family holiday dynamics flavored with some dysfunction? Get-togethers can feel crazy if not draining. But you're prepared, right?
Holidays

Crazy holiday family dynamics? You’ve got this, Girl!

It’s that season again. The holidays crowded with family, friends, yummy food, laughter, fantastic conversation, Pinterest-styled homes, and the warm-fuzzies of loving relationships. WAIT? What…? What about the grandkids who would rather spend their time engaging with their cell phones than with you? Or your adult children who don’t want

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Rear facing woman on post of How to end a friendship that isn't working
Friendships

How to end a friendship that isn’t working

For most of my life, I’ve felt obligated to keep close friendships. With a few of my friends, this has been easy, even if we live far apart. The love between us is tight, and distance and the passing of time only give us more to talk and laugh about.

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Two women walking and talking on a beach
Friendships

Healthy Friendship Boundaries That Grow Relationships

Let’s burst a myth bubble about friends. If you’re over 50, you know that a BFF, best friends forever, is rare. You may have a best friend, but if she was there at your birth, then your relationship is truly unique. (I’d guess you are twins.) If you only acquired

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Your world is rapidly changing. Confusion and hopelessness set in. Here's what a Christian woman can do when her abnormal becomes normal.
Friendships

When Your Abnormal Becomes Normal

You’ve probably heard the story of the cute little frog placed in a pot of nice cool water. Slowly the water heated up until the cute little frog became a cooked little frog. He never saw, or felt, it coming. That’s what happens in our families when we ignore the

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Comfort for a grandson
Friendships

Comfort is a language of the soul

Pausing for a moment as I brushed my teeth, I heard Tom came in with Sawyer, our 4-year-old grandson. Sleeping in a tent with his cousins and Grandpa wasn’t Sawyer’s idea of a good night’s sleep at his first Camp Grandma. He’d played hard all day—swimming, games, snacks, crafts, a

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When You Don't Know What to Say
Create your legacy

When You Don’t Know What to Say

Recently, I found myself sitting across the table from an old friend at a wedding. We hadn’t seen each other in years. June (not her real name) is in her early 60s and looks like she’s 50 years old. She has a good job. Great kids. Several grandchildren. Lovely home.

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How to Respond to Same Sex Marriages
Relationship Challenges

How to Respond to Same Sex Marriages

It’s been an interesting ride this last week with all the fur flying on social media over the recent decision by the Supreme Court to legalize same sex marriages. I found myself frustrated at believers and unbelievers alike. They were rude, cruel, unkind, and even hateful. I wanted to grab

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