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18 Reasons Why Prayer is Hindered or not Answered

Often we pray faithfully and wonder if God is hearing our prayers or we think we are praying incorrectly because they appear not to be answered or are hindered. The Holy Bible outlines eighteen reasons why prayer is hindered or not answered:   1. People don’t pray or spend enough time with the Lord. James […]

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Christian Virtue and Faithfulness

In II Peter 1:5-8, Peter outlines how to develop Christian virtue and build faithfulness in yourself and others…. In II Peter 1:5-8 Peter states, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to […]

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Funeral Arrangements

Making funeral arrangements at an emotional time after a loved one has died is heart-rending. Providing this pragmatic list of actions and activities required to plan a funeral is intended to facilitate the decision making process for this significant event.While the following list may assist you with funeral arrangements, it does not include every consideration, […]

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Who are they that drink and drive?

“Who are they that drink and drive?” By Carol Ann Worthing, Ph.D. Re-Printed from: The Forensic Therapist, Vol. 5(2). Driving while impaired (DWI) represents one of America’s most insidious social problems. In 2002, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that the nearly 1.5 million (1,461,746) arrests for driving while impaired accounted for 10.6% of […]

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ADD / ADHD

What is ADD and ADHD? Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are genetic disorders that result in a lack of blood flow in the frontal lobe of the brain. This results in a poor attention span, impulsive behavior, and/or hyperactivity. People rarely grow out of ADD/ADHD. Is ADD or ADHD over […]

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How Individuals Create a Defensive Atmosphere in a Relationship

  Have a long list of expectations for the other person. Assume that all anger is bad and that you should never disagree. Use the word or phrase you frequently use during disagreements…You never.. If only you would.. Keep secrets, reveal only flattering facts about yourself and keep all negative experiences inside. Hold firmly the […]

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Defensive Communication

 Are You in a Relationship with Someone who Communicates Defensively? Is there a pattern of accusing words, threats, or anger? Is there a frequent effort to change the other person’s perspective? Does one person share thoughts and feelings while the other hides behind a wall of evasiveness? Or do both of you hold your feelings […]

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What Are Signs of Unhealthy Boundaries?

  The family of origin is allowed to negatively  affect your new family You play second fiddle to someone or something else; you feel like you get the ‘leftovers’ An adult who doesn’t stand on their own financially An adult who is a perpetual child Triangulation instead of one-to-one communication A child is overly responsible […]

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Boundaries - What are they and why are they necessary?

Boundaries – What are they and why are they necessary for individuals, couples, children, and families?   How are healthy boundaries developed?   They are developed in childhood and modeled by our family of origin through ‘healthy’ bonding, separation and individuation; loving communication and teaching; and consistent limit setting and consequences. How are our boundaries […]

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Control Drinking over the Holidays

Excessive drinking can lead to vehicular accidents, hangovers, and unwanted calories and health problems. If you intend to celebrate with alcohol this holiday season, keep in mind the following tips on… How to Control Drinking and Be Safe over the Holidays: Attend only the gatherings you really want to go to Arrive close to mealtime […]

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