Hearing someone you love say “I don’t love you anymore” may cause you more pain than any other words you’ve ever heard. The rejection and abandonment is heartbreaking. The loss and shock is unbelievable. I know how it feels, but I have no quick or… Read More »How to Accept the Most Painful Words You’ll Ever Hear
Love & Marriage
How do you survive your first Valentine’s Day as a widow? After your husband dies any Valentine’s Day is hard, but the first February 14 is particularly painful. These ideas for coping with Valentine’s Day after a husband’s death are inspired by a reader’s comment and question. February 14 is hard not just because she’s a widow, but because it’s also their wedding anniversary.
These tips for getting along with a mother-in-law who hates you will help you deal with the most difficult family problems. You can’t make your mother-in-law love you – or even stop hating you – but you can change how you respond to her. And that can change everything.
Letting go of someone you love isn’t about forgetting. It’s about loosening an unhealthy attachment to the past. It’s about finding freedom and hope from the heaviness of grief. Letting go is about healing the hurt, and allowing your natural strength and resilience help you blossom into who you were created to be.
No matter how clear it was that you don’t have a future with someone, it’s still not easy to just stop thinking about him after a breakup. These ideas will help you let go of those harmful thought patterns and start changing how you think, feel, and live each moment of your life.
Are you searching for God’s will for your life? You want to follow Jesus but you’re worried you’ll miss the mark. You’re starting to overthink every decision, step, future plan…and you feel paralyzed by indecision and anxiety.
Feeling like you’re being punished by God is normal for two reasons: 1) life is filled with difficult losses, terrible tragedies, and dry stretches of boredom and loneliness; and 2) you are human, which means you screw up. You make mistakes, hurt others, fail to live up to your own standards, and let people down.