Removing the Log From Your Own Eye bible projection psychology transference Mar 13, 2024

You might be amazed at how often the Bible and psychology find themselves in perfect agreement. Matthew 7:3-5 gives us some very direct advice: first get the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. This powerful message was later...

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Don't Cover for Someone Else's Irresponsibility codependency people pleasing relationships Mar 11, 2024

Proverbs 6:1-3 warns against becoming security for your neighbor's debt. The broader lesson is to avoid taking responsibility for behavior of others that you cannot control. When you agree to co-sign a loan or vouch for someone, you make yourself liable for the consequences of their potential...

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Strategies Against Controlling Relationships relationships Mar 08, 2024

In navigating the complexities of difficult relationships, a recurring challenge many encounter is dealing with controlling relationships. Such relationships, where one party seeks to dominate or dictate the actions and decisions of another, can significantly impede personal growth and happiness....

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Recognizing Different Types of Narcissism and Knowing What To Do narcissism relationships Mar 06, 2024

Narcissism, a term that spans a wide spectrum from what may sometimes appear as simple, healthy self-confidence to pathological Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), encompasses a variety of behaviors characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, a deep need for excessive attention...

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9 Benefits of Setting Healthy Boundaries boundaries personal growth relationships self-confidence well-being Mar 04, 2024

In a world where the lines between personal space and external demands often blur, setting healthy boundaries emerges as a pivotal skill for mental and emotional well-being. Boundaries are not just barriers; they are the expression of self-respect and a declaration of our needs and values. This...

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How to Replace The Critical Voices in Your Head criticism negative thinking self-confidence self-talk stress Mar 01, 2024

The more we learn about dysfunction, the more we recognize these patterns within ourselves. This awareness compels us to change, leveraging our understanding for self-improvement. It's a gateway to personal growth.

A crucial aspect of this transformation involves confronting the self-talk...

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How Automatic Thoughts Can Create Negative Thinking Patterns anxiety fear negative thinking thinking Feb 28, 2024

Our thoughts have a profound impact on our feelings, behaviors, and overall mental health. While it's widely accepted that our thoughts can shape our emotions, the reverse is also true: our feelings can generate thoughts. This complex interplay highlights the intricacy of human psychology and...

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Self-Confidence Comes From These Practices boundaries self-confidence strengths Feb 26, 2024

The journey to self-confidence is more akin to cultivating a garden than flipping a switch. It requires patience, consistent effort, and a nurturing environment free from judgment. At its core, self-confidence is not about believing you can do everything perfectly but about trusting in your...

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Overcoming Your Trust Issues betrayal relationships trust Feb 23, 2024

Trust is the cornerstone of any meaningful relationship, whether personal, professional, or societal. It's what allows us to feel safe, to open up, and to invest in relationships without the constant fear of betrayal.

Understanding the elements of trust is crucial for building and maintaining...

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Why Some People Wind Up With the Wrong People Over and Over Again codependency relationships Feb 21, 2024

Relationships are hard. Picking the right person can often feel like a daunting journey, especially when one finds themselves repeatedly entangled with partners who are misaligned with their needs, values, or expectations. This pattern, though perplexing and frustrating, is not uncommon....

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Breaking the Negative Communication Cycle Feb 19, 2024

Couples often grapple with communication issues, a common yet challenging aspect of relationships. The heart of the matter lies in understanding and breaking negative communication cycles. Many couples fall into a trap of reactive patterns. When one partner feels unheard or criticized, they...

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What is Your Anger Trying to Tell You? Feb 16, 2024

Anger is often misconstrued and misunderstood. It's not just an emotion; it's a crucial signal. Anger alerts us to the fact that something is wrong, just as a flashing red light on a car's dashboard signals a potential problem. But how do we interpret this signal correctly?

Anger arises when our...

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