Maybe you want to move in with your boyfriend, or borrow his dog for a jog. Maybe you want to ask your boyfriend to marry you, or to move his junk out of your apartment. How do you ask your boyfriend for what you want? It’s not easy to express your desires, say what you need, or ask for help…especially to a guy you love and want to be loved by.
Feeling numb after the death of someone you love is a natural, healthy part of the grieving process. The shock protects you from the cliff of insanity and helps you cope with daily life. But what if you feel like you'll never feel normal again? These ideas for healing emotional numbness will help you through the grieving process.
Sometimes you know for sure it's time to break up, and sometimes you're more confused than ever. These tips will help you know if it's time that you and your boyfriend broke up. You'll also learn how to cope with a breakup, and heal the hurt your heart will inevitably face.
How do you distance or detach emotionally from someone you love, but can't be with or have to let go of? Learn how a healthy emotional detachment can help you heal from a relationship breakup and recover yourself. This process will help you find freedom to love again in fresh, healthy ways!
Coping with moodiness, bloat and tenderness caused by premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a pain - but it's even worse when PMS symptoms cause problems in your relationship with your boyfriend or husband! My emotional and physical health tips will help stop PMS problems from ruining your relationship.
If you ignore these warning signs of bad relationships, you set yourself up for heartbreak and pain. It's hard to accept your relationship isn't healthy...but the sooner you face the truth, the more quickly you can move forward in your relationship and life.
If we knew what He knows—if we could see the big picture with all the pieces—we would ask God for exactly what we have. Imagine that! If you knew what God knows, you would give yourself the exact same body, life and relationships you have right now.
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.
Usually I write serious stuff. Practical tips, encouragement, information, and sometimes even exhortation to take responsibility for your life and choose to grow forward — even in an unwanted, unexpected season of life. Put on your big girl pants and blossom!
Blossoming into who God created you to be — acrobat or blogger, cardiologist or gardener — takes time. Patience. Nurturing, growing, learning, and taking little… Read More »Blossoming Into Your Calling – Blossom Tip 76
I once found those kind of mistakes — though they were small and not terrible in the grand scheme of things — difficult to live with. I didn’t know how to make peace with myself, much less forgive myself.
Leaving home is a huge life transition for anyone; helping a teen age out of foster care is particularly problematic! My tips on how to help a teenager move out of foster care are inspired by a question I received from Christina Dronen, a foster parent and teen advocate.
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).
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value in God’s eyes.
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.
Even if you’re married or in a good relationship, you’ll still struggle with feelings of being unloved and unwanted. It’s normal, because even the best… Read More »What to Do When You Feel Unloved and Unwanted
You’re secretly involved with the wrong guy: a boss, married man, teacher or coach at school, or your friend’s boyfriend. You know it’s an unhealthy… Read More »3 Tips for Dealing With a Secret Relationship
You thought you knew the man you married, but you didn’t find out who your husband really was until after the wedding. How do you… Read More »How to Live With a Husband You Wish You Never Married
What’s the best gift to give your mom on Mother’s Day – or any day of the year? Forgiveness. Learning how to forgive your mother… Read More »How to Start Forgiving Your Mom for Hurting You
Sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re being kind and loving in a relationship, or if a man is using you. How do you protect… Read More »How to Protect Yourself From Being Used in a Relationship
You planned a trip as a couple, but your relationship suddenly ended. The breakup not only broke your heart, it ruined your vacation plans! Should… Read More »5 Reasons to Take Your “Couples Vacation” After an Unexpected Breakup
These tips will help you Blossom by giving your the hope and inspiration you need to leave your boyfriend when you’re living together. Ending a… Read More »How to Leave Your Partner When You Live Together
Accepting the truth about someone you love is painful, even if you know he isn’t good for you. These ten reasons you can’t face the… Read More »10 Reasons You Can’t Face the Truth About Your Relationship
Learning why you get stuck in unhealthy relationships will help you move one step closer to freedom, peace, and joy. These reasons women feel trapped… Read More »6 Reasons You Get Stuck in Unhealthy Relationships
Divorce proceedings are killer – emotionally, spiritually, socially, financially. These tips on how to take care of yourself through the divorce process will help you… Read More »7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Through the Divorce Process
When your ex boyfriend unfollows or unfriends you on Facebook, you feel the pain of breaking up all over again. These tips on coping when… Read More »What to Do When Your Ex Boyfriend Unfriends You on Facebook
Talking about your husband’s affair will help you recover and heal. Here’s how to find someone to talk to – and how to cope with… Read More »Why You Need to Talk About Your Husband’s Affair – and Who to Tell
These insights and information will help you decide if you should stay together for the children. The effects of divorce on kids can be serious and long-lasting –… Read More »Should You Stay Together for the Children? What You Need to Know
Here’s what you need to know about getting back together after a separation. Reconciliation is common for many couples who have separated or divorced, but… Read More »How to Decide if You Should Reconcile With Your Husband
Leaving a man you’ve loved for years isn’t just a physical move out of the house…it’s a painful emotional break. These tips on how to leave… Read More »How to Leave a Man You Love – But Can’t Live With