This is a two-part question: My friend and I got into an interesting discussion the other day about Halloween and whether Christians should engage or not. Things got heated and we ended angry with each other and frustrated at the conversation. First, can you give some advice on how we might reconcile after the blowup? Second, can you share thoughts about Halloween and how Christians should or should not engage?
Signed, Slightly Spooked.
As parents, there can be a mix of emotions as your children age. It is exciting to watch them learn new skills and find new passions or interests. It can also be a sad time as you watch them grow and begin to move away from home. Dr. Chris Grace outlines 5 mistakes that parents often make as their children become more independent.
When parents have children, interesting questions arise: how will you teach your children life lessons? Will they learn as you model things for them? Will you need to explain how to behave or how to listen? In this article, author Arlene Pellicane writes on this topic, to encourage parents to think about how to launch adults as opposed to babysitting children. What do you think of her approach?
Are you having an affair? When Dr. Tim Muehlhoff asks this question to people, often times people are taken aback. How could you assume I might be having an affair? What he suggests here is that there are different kinds of affairs that can pull you away from your spouse. They aren't as obvious as you might think! Once you watch the video, does the question reach into areas that you had not considered before?
Relationships have a powerful influence in our life especially when they are with family members, close friends, or spouse. They can be an incredible source of joy and safety, but what happens when they are not? Specifically, when a relationship begins to manipulate you to do things you do not want to do, how do you recognize it? Willa Williams, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist shares 4 signs to look for in a manipulative relationship.
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