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  There isn’t an official diagnosis for an injured spirit. Recently, though the idea of ‘moral injury’ has been used to describe what it’s like to be in spiritual pain. The term ‘moral injury’ was created to describe the injuries to the spirit that service members in combat suffer during deployment when they are called......

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  Cravings can overtake us when we are stressed, overwhelmed or sad.  You know that processed and sugary food, too much alcohol or even too much internet surfing isn’t good for you and will leave you feeling physically low but you have a hard time saying ‘no’ when you feel that urge. You’ve tried the usual......

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    Who has time for the energy drain of frustration and anger in the middle of a busy day. You might be running behind schedule but wasting emotional capital on expressing your outrage isn’t going to help you get you closer to the end of your long to-do list. Just the other day I......

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  What does it mean when your guy says “you’re too needy?” First of all, it’s confusing. You know you are able to take care of yourself and you’re fine on your own. You certainly don’t ‘need’ a guy to make you feel confident and successful. But you are enjoying this relationship and you’d like......

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  Love Isn’t A State of Perfect Caring   Love isn’t a perfect state of caring.  It is an active noun like struggle  To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now. ~ Fred Rogers...

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Intimacy involves being emotionally open and physically close.  Of all the ways you can grow closer to one another the most important one is to speak and listen to one another from your hearts.  One sure sign of this kind of communication  is when I hear a  husband say “I could see that my wife was......

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    Parenting means trying to keep up with our kids!  A few weeks ago I put my thirteen year old daughter on a bus headed for a conference 700 miles away from home. This is the girl who regularly tells me that she can run her own life despite the fact that she needs......

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Source: Connect with Your Spouse – MetroKids – February 2016 – Philadelphia, PA   Check out some of my ideas about how to connect with your partner!...

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If you’ve recently made a move to  a new job,  a new city or even a new neighborhood you’ve probably had to say multiple farewells to friends and acquaintances.  Reaching out and developing a new support network can be a little intimidating at first. Yet, it’s so important. As human beings, being connected to one......

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         In my work with clergy I’ve seen the effects of the unique pressures and stressors on the leaders of their communities of faith and their relationships with their partners and families. These include: Flexible Relationship Boundaries:  Unlike most helping professions a clergy person is invited and expected to relate to congregants in homes,......

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