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Five Incredible Books To Read This Summer
There are few things more advantageous or more enjoyable
than a good book. When faced with the infinite selection of books available,
and the very finite time we all have to read, how you choose what to read is
very important. My favorite way to choose a go...

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How To Know If You've Become An Enabler (And What To Do About It)
Being an enabler (or engaging in codependent behavior) is an
easy relational trap to fall into. We love the people in our relationships and
we want the best for them. Sometimes we want good things for them even more
than they want them for themselves. That’...

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How Questions Can Make Your Relationships Stronger
Companies can operate by force, with bosses barking orders
and employees scurrying to do anything they can to please. Many teams are
governed by force, with coaches or star players making demands. True
relationships are must more intricate, however. Relatio...

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The Most Encouraging Gift You Can Give To The People You Love
Love does not despair of
the future. Following upon what has just been said, this phrase speaks of the
hope of one who knows that others can
change, mature and radiate unexpected beauty and untold potential. This does not mean that everything will change in...

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Why Saying "I'm Sorry" Isn't Working Anymore: How To Apologize In A Relational Way
I grew up in a small town in the mountains of western North
Carolina. Every home town has its own unique set of rules that seem to be
relatively constant throughout the area. In the hometown (and the south in
general), we were taught to say, “I’m sorry”. If...

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3 Things That Are Keeping You From Saying "No" (and what you can do about it)
One thing
all people who are relationally healthy have in common is the ability to say
“no”. Most people struggle with using “no” in a healthy way. Three of the
primary reasons people avoid saying “no” are:             1)We don’t want to disappoint anyone  ...

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How To Find Peace When Your Mind Won't Stay Still
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he
trusts in you.” My mind rarely stays on anything for very long. I am a proud
member of the A.D.H.D. generation. We don’t just watch TV. We download songs,
Tweet, and carry on a conversat...

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Is Your Past Controlling Your Present?
I remember it as clearly as if it were yesterday. I stepped in
the batter’s box, there were two outs and I had two strikes on me. We were in the
state playoffs, playing a team we had beaten twice earlier in the year. My only
advice from coach was to lay off...

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The One Question We All Must Face
I’ve talked to hundreds of people who were hoping to save or
repair a relationship in their life. I’ve talked with parents who were struggling
with their children, and husbands and wives who were struggling with each
other. I’ve comforted the heartbroken an...

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How To See The Danger You Can't See: 3 Ways To Deal With The Blindspots In Your Life
I love quotes. I love it when someone is able to package
words together in a memorable and insightful way. It’s not an easy task. Most
of us throw out thousands of words a day, and few of them seem to stick. I
stumbled upon a quote recently that stopped me ...
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