Category Archives: Honesty

Honesty Doesn’t have to be Painful

If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of someone’s honesty, you know how much it can hurt. It never has


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Let your words be sweet.


to be that way.

Perhaps that experience has caused you to be less than honest with others when what you really wanted to do was to tell them the truth. You stopped yourself because you were afraid stating certain facts or sharing your own opinion would hurt their feelings.

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No, Don’t Forgive and Forget

Forgiveness is a great principle. Relationships can’t survive without forgiveness. But there’s a time and a place

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Your boundaries don’t have to be tall, or solid, they just need to be expressed in ways others can recognize, and strong enough to withstand intrusion.

for everything and forgiving and forgetting have their places. It’s not where you think they may belong.

Have you heard the same promises over and over again and yet nothing changes? Do you feel like you’re repeatedly forgiving for the same transgressions? Continue reading

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Courage is Plentiful and Easy to Find

It takes courage to stand up for yourself, so how do you go about finding that courage?

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It takes courage to seek what you need and when you do, you will grow and flourish.

Standing up for yourself takes a particular kind of courage that is different from the courage it takes to stand up for others. It can be easier to rescue others when they need help than to rescue yourself because you may find it hard to accept that your needs are just as important as anyone’s needs.

You’ve probably heard this before: Courage is not the absence of fear but the willingness to take action in spite of your fear.

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