Categories Archives: Relationships

The Power of Human Relationships

We all need emotional connection. Humans have a natural desire for connecting with others. Whether that’s with a relative, a partner, a friend, or a coworker, it satisfies the common emotional needs of being included, having a sense of control over our lives, and being liked. When these needs are met, people experience well-being and [...]read moreThe Power of Human Relationships

11 Reasons Not to Blame Parents for Prodigal Children

It can be so easy for Christian parents to judge other parents when their kids stray from the faith. They don’t consider the pain and confusion that the parents are going through. If you are a friend or family member of a person who is struggling with a prodigal child, here are some ways to encourage them. [...]read more11 Reasons Not to Blame Parents for Prodigal Children

6 Ways to Create and Cultivate Christ-Centered Friendships

Brought to you by We were designed and destined for companionship, from the very beginning. In Genesis 2:18, God says that it is not good for man to be alone, which tells us that our Father never intended for His beloved children to do this life alone, in isolation. Our God, in His infinite love, [...]read more6 Ways to Create and Cultivate Christ-Centered Friendships

What Does Marriage Give You That Domestic Partnership Does Not?

Marriage versus domestic partnership can be a hot topic. Some people are okay with it, while others are not. With cohabitation becoming the norm and fewer people getting married, it’s no wonder this can be a confusing topic for most people. However, most people may not know that there are many things that marriage gives [...]read moreWhat Does Marriage Give You That Domestic Partnership Does Not?

How to Tell a Married Man to Back Off

Disclaimer: This isn’t therapy, and Dr. Audrey’s advice is for the general audience, meaning it may not always work for everyone.  I have a question. It’s about confronting a married man . . . who is hitting on my wife a lot . . . the man told my wife (“Jennifer”) to keep his texts [...]read moreHow to Tell a Married Man to Back Off

4 Biblical Truths about Divorce and Remarriage

God created Adam and placed him in the midst of the garden. Adam had everything at his hands. He was master of the animals. He was the chief gardener. And he had a dynamic relationship with God. And yet, God said it was not good. The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable [...]read more4 Biblical Truths about Divorce and Remarriage

Is It Trauma Bonding or Love?

The line between love and hate, passion, and pain (especially if you have experienced trauma) can feel as thin as a sliver. The reasons for this are complex, but what is essential to know is that when researchers put two strangers on a perilous, swinging bridge together, the strangers are more likely to be attracted [...]read moreIs It Trauma Bonding or Love?

Is There Any Way to Repair a Broken Relationship?

Broken relationships are hard to manage. After a relationship has ended, it can be nearly impossible to repair. Many relationships might never be fully repaired, but complete healing is possible for others. It can take time and hard work, but if we really want to restore a relationship, we will put in the effort. We [...]read moreIs There Any Way to Repair a Broken Relationship?

7 Effective Mindsets that Prevent Bitterness from Taking Root 

Paul could’ve chosen hate to fight back against his captors, but instead, he chose to believe that God was in control and that everything else paled in comparison to the gospel of Jesus Christ being preached. Paul knew that although his calling required much of him, there was still joy to be found in the [...]read more7 Effective Mindsets that Prevent Bitterness from Taking Root