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7 Ways to Be an Emotionally Strong Woman in Your Relationship

Emotionally strong women are confident, healthy, and happy. They know what they want in their relationships and life yet they aren’t pushy, aggressive, or mean. Many women want to develop emotional strength—but they don’t know how. Even women in good relationships are looking for tips on emotional health. Here’s a comment and question from one […]

developing emotional strength in relationships

How to Stop Worrying What People Think

How to Stop Worrying What People Think

You know what you want, but you’re worried about what people think. Maybe you don’t know what you want, but you still worry what people think or how they’ll respond. I get it! I’m struggling with an important decision right now, and I have to keep remind myself to stop worrying what people will think. […]


When You Doubt What You Believe

How you cope with doubtful thoughts and feelings affects your whole future – not to mention your present experience! What do you do when doubt fills your mind and overwhelms your emotions? Your ability to move through doubt determines whether you fail or succeed. Doubting is normal, no matter what you believe in or how […]

When You Doubt What You Believe

Reviving Your Heart With Hannah – Growing Forward

Reviving Your Heart With Hannah – Growing Forward

Coping with infertility is one of the most painful struggles in life. My husband and I are childless; we discovered we couldn’t have kids a few years after we married. It took a long time for me to fully accept the fact that I’ll never have a child. It hurts, and sometimes I still feel […]


Blossoming With Martha and Mary – Growing Forward

They blossomed into who God created them to be, our Biblical sisters Martha and Mary of Bethany. Jesus didn’t force them to become who they weren’t. He accepted these women for who they were, and encouraged them to grow into their personalities, gifts, abilities, preferences. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? In Best Jobs […]

Blossoming With Martha and Mary – Growing Forward

Starting Over With Ruth - Growing Forward 

Starting Over With Ruth – Growing Forward 

How do you start over in a new country? You don’t know the language, culture, food or norms. Even if you move with your family, you have no social connections. Starting over is one of life’s most stressful events, filled with moments of loneliness, isolation, and even despair. My two biggest experiences with starting over […]


Uprooting With Naomi – Growing Forward 

I have to confess that Naomi wasn’t my favorite biblical woman to write about in Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back. I struggled with so much sadness and grief when writing about her life! Not because of Naomi herself – though she was so bitter she actually renamed herself Mara (a Hebrew word for […]

Uprooting With Naomi Growing Forward She Blossoms

How to Figure Out What God Wants You to Do

How to Figure Out What God Wants You to Do 

What job does God want you to take? Where does He want you to go in your career, and for how long? Here’s how to figure out what God wants you to do with your life; these five  “Blossom Tips” are focused on career and job decisions, but can be applied to all of life’s […]


5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Not Having Enough Money

Financial fears are the scariest fears for many of us – and the most difficult to overcome. The roots of money fear extend back to our childhood, sometimes beyond our ability to even remember why we’re so scared of not having enough money. “Financial considerations are a big thing,” says a reader on our She […]

5 Smart Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Not Having Enough Money

How to Trust Your Intuition When Dealing With Toxic Coworkers

How to Trust Your Intuition When Dealing With Toxic Coworkers

You may be setting yourself up for more — and worse — work problems if you don’t learn how to trust your intuition when you’re dealing with toxic coworkers. These five Blossom Tips won’t miraculously make your job the happiest place on earth (even if you actually do work at Disneyland), but they can change […]