Friendships

10 Indications a Relationship is Going Sour

by on September 17, 2020

Hindsight is 20/20 vision when it comes to the fall of a relationship. What was once overlooked, minimized, explained away, or discounted now becomes an obvious sign of a deteriorating relationship. At first, they seemed so charming, helpful, generous, innocent, and gentle but then things turned, and an entirely different picture became apparent. Charming converted… (more…)

10 Types of Friends to Avoid

by on November 9, 2019

The friendship starts off great. A casual encounter sparks a conversation that turns into coffee, cocktails, and then double date. There is a natural connection with mutual likes, acquaintances, and even occupations. Yet, something is off. All logic dictates that this should be the start of a beautiful friendship so what is the problem? Sometimes… (more…)

7 Indicators of a Narcissistic Friend

by on July 26, 2019

Dawn ran into the grocery store to grab a few things after a long day of work when she bumped into a friend. “Where have you been? It’s so good to see you?” her friend inquired. “You know… work, family, kids. We’ve been so busy lately,” Dawn quickly replied while knowing that what she said… (more…)

What To Do When A Friend Has An Affair

by on May 28, 2015

Our lives seem to have seasons.  For a time being my husband and I were in a season of graduations, then marriages, then kids, and now we are in a season of divorces.  I used to laugh at the fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce statistic smugly thinking that my friends would not… (more…)

How to Stop Being Overwhelmed When Dating

by on August 6, 2014

Dating can be overwhelming.  There is quite a bit of advice about it but not much about preparing yourself to date.  Deciding in advance why to date and what type of person to date, makes decisions easier. Why date.  For some, the purpose of dating is to discover if the person has the potential for becoming… (more…)

Too Anxious, Too Exhausted, and Too Stressed for Friendships

by on March 21, 2013

You are in a meeting that took weeks to arrange when your phone starts vibrating every 30 seconds.  You immediately run through the whereabouts of your family: kids are at school, husband is at work, and mom is playing golf so what could be so important.  Then panic begins as you imagine your child having… (more…)

Love your enemies quote

by on August 29, 2012

I love this quote from Martin Luther King Jr about loving your enemies. Take a moment to reflect on the meaning and where you can apply this to your life today. “I am certain that Jesus understood the difficulty inherent in the act of loving one’s enemy. He never joined the ranks of those who… (more…)

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