How can love coexist with human weakness and hurt? Two stories in the Bible can help us understand.
Division is the devil’s calling card and if we take the bait, no one wins. Listen to how to reinstate strained relationships.
If you have been in a relationship for a while, chances are good that you have developed some not-so-helpful ways of communicating. Many times, after you’ve done something to hurt or offend a loved one, you add insult to injury with either no apology or a poor one.
Welcome to February—the month we traditionally celebrate love and relationships. It’s a beautiful sentiment to refocus on love and commitment.
What is one thing that people have struggled with for centuries? What causes the most conflict in people’s relationships today? I propose it is a misfire of communication.
Angry feelings and aggressive behavior do not necessarily indicate a problem with anger. Anger is a normal and healthy emotion of an instinctive signal that something may be wrong to incite us to act quickly in negative situations. Healthy anger usually causes effective change.
Therapist Allison Ricciardi, LMHC invites you to consider how relationships are central to His identity from the very beginning and hence clearly central to ours.
Our Catholic faith teaches us that marriage is a Sacrament, meaning that there is actual grace in a Sacramental marriage. This grace is what assists husbands and wives to live out marriage joyfully, sacrificially, and lovingly. However, we are still Fallen creatures so even with the grace present in a Sacramental marriage we suffer from concupiscence, the propensity towards selfishness and sin, which causes us to wound each other.
So, you have discerned that you are called to married life. Now what?
In a previous article, I made the point that women need to respect men for who they are and not wait until they “earn it”. A question posed to me in reply is a good one and worthy of consideration. How do you respect a man who, by his own actions, or serious omissions, has lost your respect, or worse, earned your disrespect?