Innocence Restored–Hope for Those Who Have Suffered Indignity and Abuse

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One of the most heartbreaking aspect of my work with victims of abuse--whether verbal, physical, sexual or some combination of all of these--is to hear them talk about how they feel "dirty", "tainted," "guilty" and a host of other adjectives that undermine their dignity and worth as persons.  Intellectually, most of them know that they bear no blame for the things that were done to them, but the emotional and spiritual wounds run deep.  When we're treated like trash, we often internalize that t … [Read more...]

“This Book Changed My Life”

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Every once in a while the Holy Spirit allows me a glance at how he's using my work to touch the hearts of his people.  It's always humbling and I'm always truly grateful for the experience.  Earlier today, I came across a post by Molly Milroy of Ignitum Today titled, "Five Books That Changed My Life"  I was genuinely blessed to find my book, The Life God Wants You To Have:  Discovering the Divine Plan When Human Plans Fail listed among the titles that significantly impacted her life for the bette … [Read more...]

The Four Components of Wisdom

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I think most of us would like to be wise, or at least hope to become wise one day.  But I wonder how many of us could articulate what wisdom really looks like.  I suspect most of us know wisdom when we see it, but how many of us would be able to articulate the skills or abilities make up wisdom?Wisdom: 4 Keys to Getting UnstuckToday on More2Life Radio, we discussed "getting unstuck."  When we encounter situations that leave us not knowing what to do and we feel trapped or stuck, it is wi … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Reasons and Accountability

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A friend of mine posted this reflection to her Facebook page.  I thought it offered some valuable insights and I wanted to share it with you.  She writes...I think I finally understand the relationship between reasons and accountability. There may be a very good and legitimate reason for something, but that doesn't erase my accountability.For example, I told someone I would complete a project by tomorrow. I'm not going to finish by then. The reason is that my son came home unexpectedly f … [Read more...]

Orthorexia–When “Eating Right” Goes Wrong

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I read a fascinating article at Christianity Today about an interesting twist on problem eating. ...I'm equally concerned when I see how easily the devotion to 'healthy' and 'righteous' eating can take a pernicious turn and become legalistic, judgmental, isolating and even crippling. Not long ago, I met a woman who was deeply concerned about her granddaughter. "She doesn't eat anything any more! It's not that she wants to be thin, she just thinks so many different things are unhealthy. She … [Read more...]

Overcoming Bitterness: 5 Steps for Healing the Hurt that Won’t Go Away

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No one wants to be bitter.  It sneaks up on us.  Bitterness is unforgiveness fermented.    The more we hold onto past hurts the more we become drunk on our pain and the experience can rob us of the joy we can find in anything. Bitterness occurs when we feel someone has taken something from us that we are powerless to get back.  We hold on to the hurt in an attempt to remind ourselves and others of the injustice we've experienced in the hopes that someone will save us and restore what we've lo … [Read more...]

Check out the New Book Trailer for our new title, “Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving & Thriving in the First 5 Years.”

 The release is Sept 23rd but you can pre-order here!Or, starting Monday 9/23,  answer the Question of the Day on our More2Life Radio FB page for a chance to win a free copy before it goes on sale! … [Read more...]

COMING TUES on More2Life Radio: Coping with Frustration

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Coming Tuesday: Coping with Frustration--Everyone gets frustrated from time to time, but while it's common enough, it stops us from enjoy life as the gift that it is.  We'll look at those things that cause us frustration and how to deal more gracefully with frustrating situations and people.Plus, Dr. Joseph White of SharingCatholicFaith.com will share ways parents can tame their kids' homework frustrations as the school year starts!Call in at 877-573-7825 from Noon-1 Eastern (11-Noon … [Read more...]


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