Mother’s Who Can’t Love (by Dr. Susan Forward, PhD)


Common Experiences of Women With Moms Like This:
The great common denominator among women with unloving mothers is the longing for validation— to find someone who will say, “Yes, what you experienced really happened. Yes, your feelings are justified. I understand.”

… if her dominant behavior engenders in her daughter a belief in her own value and nourishes her self- respect, confidence, and safety, that mother is doing a good job, whether she’s a wonderful mom or just good enough. She’s demonstrating real love, in a tangible, reliable way, to her child.


To help you […]

Press In or Drift Away

As a middle-schooler, 7th grade actually, I had the privilege to attend an all girls camp in the hill county of central Texas.  My grandparents graciously paid for my sister and I to experience Camp Mystic for half the summer ( a 6 week term).

This camp was amazing!  The activities included:

  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Music
  • Archery
  • Marksmanship – .22 rifles
  • Arts / Crafts
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • And much more

I really loved canoeing in the Guadalupe River.  God used it to teach me a memorable spiritual lesson.  When the river had a strong current, I had to”press into it” by paddling hard and continuously.  If I stopped paddling or slowed down, the […]

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Christian Living, Healthy Living, Personal Development|0 Comments

How Positively Charged Are You?

How Positively Charged Are You? An Attitude Survey

( From Epic Coaching/Consulting – On Line)

Here is an opportunity for you to figure out how positive or negative you tend to be. Beside each question, write the number that most closely represents how you’d react, most of the time. For the best results, go with your first reaction!!!

3 – Mostly Yes                      2 – Sometimes                     1 – Mostly No

_____ 1. Are you friendly?

_____ 2. Do you try not to complain?

_____ 3. Can you be optimistic when others aren’t?

_____ 4. Do you have a sense of duty and […]

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: Healthy Living, Personal Development, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being The Person God Designed You To Be

Genesis – 1:28 — God blessed them (Adam and Eve);

and God said to them,

Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it,

and rule over the fish of the sea

and over the birds of the sky

and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’”


What does it mean, “to be fruitful?”

Most often we […]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Christian Living, Personal Development|0 Comments

How Wise Are You?

There are two kinds of wisdom: the wisdom of man and the wisdom of God.

Man’s wisdom consists of:

  • Knowledge
  • Experience
  • Reasoning
  • Character
  • Philosophy
  • Intellect
  • Intuition
  • Discernment

God’s wisdom consists of:

  • Perfect Knowledge
  • Perfect Experience
  • Perfect Reasoning
  • Perfect Character
  • Perfect Truth (not philosophy)
  • Perfect Intellect
  • Perfect Understanding (not intuition)
  • Perfect Love

When you are faced with a decision or concern, be careful not to depend on the wisdom of man because it is limited and narrow in scope.  It can be easily tainted by fear and self-protection.

Instead of depending on the wisdom of man, which will ALWAYS be limited in some way, turn to God and His wisdom.  He will never let you down.  He will often ask you […]

15 Styles of Distorted Thinking

  1. Filtering: You take the negative details and magnify them, while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation. A single detail may be picked out, and the whole event becomes colored by this detail. When you pull negative things out of context, isolated from all the good experiences around you, you make them larger and more awful than they really are.
  2. Polarized Thinking: The hallmark of this distortion is an insistence on dichotomous choices. Things are black or white, good or bad. You tend to perceive everything at the extremes, with very little room for a middle ground. The […]

Traits of a Healthy Family

The healthy family …

  1. Communicates and listens
  2. Affirms and supports one another
  3. Teaches respect for others (parents and children)
  4. Develops a sense of trust
  5. Has a sense of play and humor
  6. Exhibits a sense of shared responsibility
  7. Teaches a sense of right and wrong
  8. Has a strong sense of family in which rituals and traditions abound
  9. Has a balance of interaction among members
  10. Has shared religious core
  11. Respects the privacy of one another
  12. Values service to others
  13. Fosters table time and conversation
  14. Shares leisure time
  15. Admits to and seeks help with problems

By Dolores Curran

New Beginnings – Starting the Year Off Right

It is the begging of a new year!!!!!  It is universally thought to be a time of reflection and a time of re-orienting our life-course to God’s “true north.”  If there is something in my life that is not pleasing to God, now is the quintessential time to purpose to realign my life and purpose with HIs design for me.When you reflect on the past year, what are some of the things you’ve realized are not pleasing to God?
  • Do you put up a false pretense of yourself to others?
  • Do you pick fights with your spouse?
  • Do […]
By | January 3rd, 2015|Categories: Christian Living, Healthy Living, Personal Development|0 Comments

Not Easily Offended

Years ago there was a Bible study entitled, “Experiencing God” by Henry Blackaby where he indicated that a disciple of the Lord is not easily offended.

When you examine the lives of authentic Christians who have walked with the Lord for many years, they literally seem Christ-like.  They are easy-going, kind, thoughtful, servant-like, and not easily offended.  Dallas Willard, Billy Graham, Henry Blackaby, Tim Clinton and so many more are examples of mature Christians.

Mature Christians may have a sense of righteous indignation from time to time when they see a wrong and sinful action committed.  But righteous indignation is not the […]

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