Tag Archives: codependency

Letting Go Again

I’m at it again. I have two loved ones in my life who are in a battle right now. At times I try to get in there and   solve the ongoing conflict between them. But the instruction that comes from … Continue reading

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His Love Never Fails

“I am a failure.” Those were the words that paraded through my mind. I brought these words to the Lord and asked, “Is that true?” This is what came. You could not get this person to love you at the moment, … Continue reading

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Finding Peace In Relationships

Not long ago a fellow Christian communicated, “I could have peace if only she would…” She spoke about her Christian roommate whom she described as “irresponsible” and “someone I have no respect for.” She then preceded to list all the … Continue reading

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Freedom from Guilt

This week my youngest daughter, Melinda, is moving out of the house. While helping her with the process, I’ve been reflecting on mistakes I’ve made in our relationship over the years. Some mistakes I’m still attempting to conquer. The thing that threatens me during these … Continue reading

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Saying “No” Sets Two People Free

The words came out of the blue. “Thank you for saying ‘no’ and having me do that for myself,” she said.  “I did it, and I’m proud of myself.” She beamed with excitement at having faced a fear and mustering up … Continue reading

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Freedom from Playing God

 “Imagine there are two circles,” our pastor said, tracing invisible circles on the floor of the stage. “One circle is where God wants you to be,” he explained. “The other is where you tend to be.” His demonstration caused me … Continue reading

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Freedom to Say “No”

“Why won’t you help me!?” was the wail that erupted in response to my decision. “I’m willing to help,” I said. “ but you want me to do the whole thing for you.”   This particular individual had manipulated me into doing for … Continue reading

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