“Connection with others is helpful and healthy in every aspect of our lives.
“Jesus’ love compels us to do the unthinkable, awkward parts of initiating friendship — ‘And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and wa
“A bit of imagination and a generous splash of humor goes a long way!”
Author Candace Calvert is known for her heart-pounding medical romance novels.
If you find yourself feeling lonely this Valentine’s Day, don’t beat yourself up. The truth is, we are made for relationship, for companionship, for intimacy.
“Going to various counselors has been a positive experience for me, but there’s no question that one of the most powerful aspects of these interactions was that someone wanted to hear my story.
“We don’t always recognize it as such, but kindness is an attribute of love.
When we habitually remember the good, acknowledge that everyone around us is fully human, listen well to those with opposing viewpoints, maintain reasonable expectations, avoid blame or the need to be right, and allow o
Defining and enforcing boundaries doesn’t have to be scary or confusing. Much like our emotions, when boundaries are healthy, they give us important signals about how to protect ourselves and love people well.
This article was adapted from Hope Always: How to Be a Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide by Matthew Sleeth, MD.
Here are twelve ways that you can encourage someone who is feeling depressed or suicidal.