Choosing


10 Warning Signs of a Bad 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.

Warning Signs of a Bad Relationship Blossom Tips

If Only You Knew What God Knows About Your Body Blossom Tip 80

If You Knew What God Knows About Your Body – Blossom Tip 80

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 – 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.

Your Loudest and Deepest Desires She Blossoms Tip 78

Choosing to Travel Lightly She Blossoms Tip 77

Choosing to Travel Lightly – Blossom Tip 77

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!


3 Ways to Make Peace With Yourself – Blossom Tip 75

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.

She Blossoms 3 Ways to Make Peace With Yourself

Helping a Teen Move Out of Foster Care Blossom Tips

How to Help a Teenager Move Out of Foster Care

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.


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).

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

7 Strategies Female Bible Heroes Used to Succeed

When You Feel Crumpled and Worn – Blossom Tip 66

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.


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.

When God Doesn’t Restore a Broken Relationship HLB

Emotional Numbness After You Lose Someone You Love

Healing Emotional Numbness After Losing Someone You Love

Feeling emotionally numb is normal after someone you love dies. But if you get stuck in this part of the grieving process, you can’t heal, grow forward, or find happiness. Here are a few ideas for handling the emotional numbness that often accompanies grief. Emotional numbness may be normal, but […]