What is Growing in the Garden of Your Mind?

I was listening to a podcast from Proverbs 31 Ministries called, “Therapy and Theology: When the Unchangeable Feels Unforgivable.” Lysa Terkeurst and her team were talking about the process of forgiveness and she questioned an old adage, “Time heals old wounds.” She expressed she did not believe that was necessarily a true statement. However, she …

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Two Types of Victory: Miracles and the Little-by-Little

To recognize God’s actions in and around us, it’s helpful to know what we’re looking for. In this video lesson, Lisa explores two Biblical examples of God’s victories. The first is miraculous, the second is a slow or “little-by-little” process. Lisa will highlight elements of attachment theory to help us understand why sometimes it feels more …

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Freedom in Forgiveness

“What is forgiveness?” “Is it truly helpful in my life?” “How do I forgive someone?” “Why do I still feel hurt or angry after I have forgiven someone?” “Is forgiveness even worth it?” I have heard these questions from many people, and I have asked them myself. I think we wrestle with forgiveness because we …

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What’s Got You Stuck? Initial Impact or the Bounce Effect?

I’ve heard it said that when a skydiver’s chute fails to open, death is not caused by the initial impact with the ground. Rather, the first impact breaks multiple bones, then the body bounces off the ground and lands a second time. Upon this second landing, the broken bones pierce internal organs, which ultimately causes …

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What are You Praying About? Stressors or Your Stress Cycle?

“Dealing with your stress is a separate process from dealing with the things that cause your stress,” (which are called stressors). To deal with your stress, “you have to complete the [stress] cycle.”  This is the profound main point in the book, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle (2020) written by Emily and …

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