Challenging Relationships

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Search for Common Ground


It can be difficult to care for someone when we are at odds with their point of view. But I encourage you: remember your common ground. Remember the ties that bind you together. Remember your history with this person. Sometimes we allow one aspect of who a person is to color our opinion of the […]

Are You a Gossip?


Are you a gossip and don’t know it? “A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.”  Proverbs 11:13 “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.”  Psalm 141:3 When someone tells you his sad story or bears her raw-self, keep that confidence.  Do […]

My Experience With Parental Alienation Syndrome


Editor’s Note: the following story comes to us from a woman we’ll call “Sandy.” What is Parental Alienation Syndrome? Psychology Today describes it this way: “Parental alienation involves the ‘programming’ of a child by one parent to denigrate the other ‘targeted’ parent, in an effort to undermine and interfere with the child’s relationship with that […]