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Signs of a Cheater

How to Convince Someone to Give You a Second Chance

The bad news is that you broke up. Maybe this is even the second or third breakup. But wait, I have good news! Convincing someone to give you a second chance may be easier than you think. A surprising number of breakups aren’t permanent because it is really hard to let go of someone you love (which is good news when you want to convince your ex to come back to you!).

How to Get Revenge on My Ex Boyfriend

6 Satisfying Ways to Get Revenge on Your Ex

“Get revenge in a way that is almost cruel. Forgive them.” Your ex boyfriend hurt you a thousand ways, and all you can think about is how to get revenge. These tips for getting revenge on your ex are inspired by the parable of a princess warrior. She got even with those who hurt her, but she paid a huge price.

10 Breakup Tips for Guys From a Divorced Dad

10 Breakup Tips for Guys From a Divorced Dad

This breakup advice is a refreshing change from my usual Blossom Tips for women! A divorced dad left this advice on one of my articles about wives cheating. He shared what helped him heal after his marriage ended; in this article I share the best of his breakup tips for guys.

3 Signs You Should Tell Your Ex You Miss Him

7 Signs You Should Tell Your Ex You Miss Him

How do you tell your ex you miss him more than you thought possible? First, make sure you should tell him how much you miss him. After a breakup it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing you belong together.

Ways to Deal With Your Boyfriend's Ex-Wife

6 Tips for Dealing With Your Boyfriend’s Ex-Wife

When you date a guy with an ex-wife from his previous marriage, you’re “dating” his whole family. Sometimes your boyfriend’s ex-wife is lovely…and sometimes she’s not. These six tips for dealing with your boyfriend’s ex-wife won’t solve all your problems, but they will help you see your relationship in a new light.

A Change of Heart She Blossoms Tip 82

A Change of Heart – Blossom Tip 82

When was the last time your heart was changed by something you saw, did, or felt? Maybe your heart was warmed when a friend called unexpectedly or a stranger helped you push a heavy shopping cart through a snowy parking lot. Maybe your heart was softened by a baby’s big eyes and smile, or lightened by a glimpse of God’s glory in a sunrise, burst of laughter, or sweet taste of strawberries.

The Problem With Secret Keeping She Blossoms Tip 81

The Problem With Secret Keeping – Blossom Tip 81

Remember when keeping secrets was something to admire? When you were a kid, you learned that keeping secrets—especially about birthdays, school events, surprise parties and plans—was good. As an adult, keeping secrets can backfire. Especially if your secrets are dark, harmful, and holding you back.

Being Who You Were Called to Be Blossom Tip 79

Being Who You Were Called to Be – Blossom Tip 79

As you get older, do you find it harder or easier to be who you were called to be?

Maybe you find it harder because of loss, grief, pain and circumstance. Maybe you’re just too tired and far from your childhood self to think about being who you were called to be, much less blossom into who God created you to be.

Your Loudest and Deepest Desires She Blossoms Tip 78

Your Loudest and Deepest Desires – Blossom Tip 78

Your loudest and deepest desires are natural, primal and purposeful. You deeply desire safety and security, peace and healing. You loudly desire freedom and joy, love and life! Those are good desires, and you’re right to want them.

She Blossoms How to Love Even When You Know the Truth Blossom Tip 72

How to Love Even When You Know the Truth – Blossom Tip 72

Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good is one of the first books I’ve been assigned to read (I just started my Master of Divinity degree at Regent College in Vancouver, BC — though I think it should be called a “Servant of Divinity”! Not sure I’ll ever be equipped to master divinity, no matter how good the professors are).

Stop Being Scared and Start Leaping in Faith – Blossom Tip 71

Stop Being Scared and Start Leaping in Faith – Blossom Tip 71

What was the last leap of faith you took? I bet you were scared. Maybe you’re taking a leap of faith right now. You’re starting a new season of life in a new job or at a new school or with a new partner. Maybe you’re learning how to live without someone you love, or you’re slowly letting go of a dear friend and companion.

How to Break Free From a Toxic Ex

How to Break Free From a Toxic Ex Relationship

These practical, effective tips for finding freedom after a breakup will help you get over an ex-boyfriend or ex-husband. Breaking free – especially from a toxic ex relationship that is destroying your self-identity – doesn’t have to take months or years.

When God Doesn’t Restore a Broken Relationship HLB

When God Doesn’t Restore a Broken Relationship

A broken relationship is one of life’s most painful experiences. Whether it’s a breakup, divorce or death – losing someone you love breaks your heart. Your first and most natural reaction might be to ask God to restore your relationship, especially if the breakup or separation was unexpected.