Tough love means you allow a person the dignity of choice.

Love is tough but you don’t have to tough love

You may have heard the term “tough love” when talking about how to leverage a person to enter recovery from an addiction. Oftentimes, this is used in conjunction with a decision that involves asking a person with an addiction to leave his or her family home. Loving a person who struggles with a chronic, relapsing […]

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Received damaged and healed by love

Those look like God’s initials on the sticker. Or at least a nudge from the United States Postal Service to remind me of how God receives me when I approach Him. It’s hard to tell whose initials, though, because of the size of the script. Yet, it’s a reminder of how God communicates to us […]

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Find the courage to give up what was lost

I misplaced — or lost — my keys, despite my ever-so-good intention to slow down and be careful. Misplacing keys is common for me. Metaphorically, perhaps I’m afraid of unlocking closed doors to find only skeletons are on the other side. Practically, misplacing my keys causes loss of time and increased distress and anxiety. My distress is even greater […]

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