“Hey, Honey, I’m Home!” When we go home to our spouses, we walk through the door into two homes. It is the home we’ve built with…in…and around our spouse in the here-and-now. And, like it or not, it is the home of our childhood. Here’s why.
Not Going Blind Mom can yell, grab, and frighten the little lady into submission. But, as noted previously, the battle just goes underground—both in the daughter and in mom—with profound consequences to that little lady as she grows up. Or…Mom can give up the battle, training her child to be spoiled, narcissistic, and demanding.
That Forever Dance Mom and our little lady are locked into a dance. It’s a power struggle. One between the little lady’s aggressive impulsivity targeting what she wants when she wants it and Mom’s obligatory responsibility—and privilege—of training her to ask. They cannot escape the dance.
Our Blindness We are born inherently conflicted. As I noted in the last article, however, our built-in conflicts are not our daily pathology. According to the apostle Paul, it’s our self-deception. It’s proclaiming ourselves wise then becoming the proverbial fool. It’s our choice to blind ourselves to truth, whether truths about God or about ourselves.
In his letter to the church at Rome, the apostle Paul revealed to us that we all have taken the truths of God and turned them into lies. Then, proclaiming ourselves wise, we became fools. And in his letter to the church at Corinth, he asserts that we see life as if we are looking
Does It All Have Meaning? If you find life boring, something’s wrong. Life has so much mystery to keep us busy for…well, forever. How did life develop on the planet? Are there multiple universes? Has our universe recycled innumerable times through repeated “big bangs?” How is it that life forms developed in the depths of
The Magnetic Draw to Change Do you know that you have—and are—a new identity in Christ? I mean…do you really know? To be sure, we all have to deal with our pasts from day to day—in how our pasts drive how we treat one another, how we do and do not respect our loved ones,
Walking in the Spirit: The tall barrel-chested stranger put his muscular arm around her neck and the other around her waist…then threw her to the ground. After ripping open her pants, he unzipped his. Moments later, he had his way. She’d never be the same.
Editing the Movie: As you practice King David’s Search (KDS), your painful memories will begin to emerge. Just be aware that the main purpose of the KDS is to worm your way through your defenses that block the flow of memories. That’s why you’re doing it. That’s why you’re asking the Lord to search your