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.
Finding facts about how to break toxic relationship patterns is easy; dozens of books and articles teach couples and families how to change bad relationship habits. Much harder is finding the energy and strength you need to put knowledge into practice!
How do you cope when you feel like everyone is rejecting you? Abandoned by your best friend, betrayed by your husband or boyfriend, rejected by your family members — what to do when you feel like you’re all alone in the world?
Saying no without feeling guilty is hard for many people. For Christians like me, learning how to say no without guilt or self-condemnation is practically impossible! Especially when I could say yes if I really wanted to, because I have resources to accommodate the request.
Maybe somebody said, “It’s not you, it’s me” while breaking up with you or ending a friendship. Maybe you yourself have even said it! “I’m sorry, but our relationship isn’t working out. You didn’t do anything wrong. It’s not you, it’s me.”
Asking “What does God want me to do?” is normal — especially if you’re trying to decide what to do about a troubled relationship, job, family situation, health challenge or other major life issue. Here’s the good news: figuring what God wants you to do may be easier than you think.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to get relationship advice from God? Good news: it’s not as hard or unbelievable as you might think. These signs of Godly relationship advice will help you see your life and decisions more clearly.
You believe in God. Maybe you even follow Jesus and pray through the Holy Spirit. But how do you see Jesus in your relationships—especially if they’re difficult, unhealthy, or even abusive? How do you see God at work in your life when you don’t feel His love, presence, or power?
Getting caught in a “little white lie” is embarrassing. Far worse is when you’re caught lying about something big and bad, such as stealing from your employer, deceiving your parents or cheating in your relationship.