How Do You Practice Self-Care During Uncertain Times?

The news coming from Ukraine recently is devastating. You may feel afraid or heartbroken as you watch footage of violence breaking out. Global tragedies are tough to process. Many of us feel overwhelmed by current world events but unsure of how to deal with the grief and dread we experience. Recently, I was chatting with […]

Mental Health and Religion: Do Demons Cause Depression and Anxiety?

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Do demons and demonic forces cause depression and anxiety? If you grew up in certain church circles, you may believe the answer is yes. In the past, before we had a more accurate understanding of depression and anxiety as mental illnesses, the Church’s answer has been to pray away the demon causing someone to feel […]

What Does the Father Heart of God Mean?

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Growing up, when I thought about God and Jesus, I always thought that Jesus was the nice one and God as being distant and angry. When I prayed as a child and young adult, I would talk to Jesus, but not to God the Father. I thought he was disappointed with me, cold, and judgemental.  […]

Gender Equality in the Bible: Why is it Important?

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When I was growing up, I was raised by parents who thought that I could do anything and be anything that I wanted. My father actually hoped that I would become a pilot, like him.  At that time, there was a lot of talk about equality. In the church that I grew up in, one […]

What is Faith Deconstruction? Let’s Make it Less Scary

If you’ve ever worked on a car engine, you know that it’s a messy process. You have to take it apart piece by piece, clean up the parts, repair them, or even replace them completely. However, when it’s all done, you can put it back together and have a working engine again. Faith deconstruction is […]

What Is Spiritual Abuse and how do you recover?

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Are you a victim of spiritual abuse? Unfortunately, many people are, but they may not realize it. When you grow up in a strict religious culture, some things that seem normal can actually be abusive, but it’s hard to recognize if you’re used to it.  What is spiritual abuse? I’m going to share my personal […]

The Truth About Emotional Boundaries

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We’re going to continue talking about boundaries on the blog and in video teachings because this is such an important topic. Today we are focusing on emotional boundaries. Like we discussed in the last blog, feeling bad about setting boundaries can be common. This is especially true with emotional boundaries. It is one thing to […]

How to Set Healthy Boundaries With Your Time

Having healthy boundaries is really all about managing the time, energy and resources that we have available to us, so that we can prioritize those things for the things in our lives that are important to us. Managing our boundaries is a form of self-care. In this guide, we’re going to talk about what healthy […]

Am I In A Healthy Relationship?

As children, we learn everything we know about relationships from our family and friends. We see how our parents interact, we learn from how they treat us, and so on. What we experience in relationships growing up feels so normal that sometimes it isn’t until we reach adulthood that we realize they may not have […]