Monthly Archives: October 2011

Freedom from Taking Things Personally

Recently when I asked a friend for a tip about marriage to share with others, she said, “Don’t take things personally.” Although this problem has caused conflicts in my marriage and other relationships, when this friend said those words, I … Continue reading

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Freedom From Pettiness

“Stop making such a big deal of things,” my husband, Steve, reprimanded me a week ago as we rode in the car on our vacation up to the Midwest. “You were the one who started this,” I insisted. I reminded him of how our latest … Continue reading

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Freedom From Legalism

A couple of years ago I poured out my heart to my counselor telling him all I’d been through as far as hard times in my life and about my present issues. Then he asked a challenging question. “Are you … Continue reading

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Freedom from “Not Good Enough” Feelings

As a seventh grade student, I sat in music class eagerly awaiting the chance to show my music teacher the instrument I had made. I wanted him to be proud of me, to say, “Well done!” Several of my ideas … Continue reading

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Freedom from Perfectionism

Lately I’ve been thinking about how far I’ve come in my battle against perfectionism. In years past I’d isolate myself not wanting to mingle with people for fear of messing up in front of them. I also fretted for days … Continue reading

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