Blending Your Family: Know When to Seek Help! – Helping Children Cope with Divorce, part 2

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[display_podcast] Children’s response to going through the divorce is as varied as the kids themselves.  Some have a very hard time with it while others seem to take it in stride.  My son, who was four at the time of our divorce, took it quite well.  He never showed signs of anger and seemed quite content.  In fact, as an adult, he has remarked how he felt it was for the best and never regretted the divorce.  He saw his dad and dad’s family often and everyone loved on him, I am grateful that he … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Helping Your Child Cope With Divorce – Your Recovery Counts, Too!

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[display_podcast] If you have ever flown, you know the emergency instruction to parents traveling with children is to first put the oxygen mask on yourself so you can then put it on your child.  You won’t be much good to them if you pass out from lack of oxygen.  You must take care of you so you can then take care of them.  So it is with coping with divorce.  You must take care of yourself so that you can be there for them. Your own recovery is vital to your children.  If you can be calm and em … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 92: Life Purpose Coaching 29 – Intimate Encounters with Jesus


[display_podcast] A Personal Story: I was driving along a country road one day with a heavy spirit.  It seemed hard for me to articulate to the Lord what I was feeling.  You know those days when you just want to say to Him,“Lord just hear my heart.”I began to sing to Him what I was feeling and I kept singing this chorus over and over….“Lord, do You see me? Do you hear my heart?”From the depths of my pain.After about 30 minutes of singing to the Lord I felt the urge to sin … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 91: Life Purpose Coaching 28 – The Cinderella Story


[display_podcast] Today I am addressing women but If there are men listening please don't so much of what I say here applies to you as well....YOU are betrothed to Jesus too.  I think I will address men in a future podcast in relation to seeing Jesus as the lover of their soul.   It does not take away from your masculinity...actually, just the opposite is true...but it takes a secure man in who he is and his own masculinity to allow this to be a part of your vision of Him. Sometime be … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 89: Life Purpose Coaching 26: Sugar Coated Anger


[display_podcast] Sometimes our communication and conflict management patterns can be out of whack.   This can be for a variety of reasons based on our background and learned behavior.  Those patterns can change with some insights, skills and relationship help. You have to want it to change.  It is always about a choice, isn’t it? So, if this post helps you see your own passive-aggressive behaviors, you will understand why others find it difficult to be around you, trust you, and respect you … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 88: Life Purpose Coaching 25 – Burn out


[display_podcast] Have you ever suffered from burn out?    I have and when I was in the middle of it I didn’t know what was going on…until I talked with a friend, who happens to be a  therapist, and she said it sounded like I was suffering burn-out.I felt like everything was the same as always, but, in actuality I had been experiencing major blows of loss, emotionally, in my personal life… family, and disappointments and lack…that just kept happening with no end in sight.And still is, … [Read more...]