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How to avoid arguments by taking a time out

by Dr. Norman Wise

This provides a detailed process of using time outs to avoid harsh destructive and abusive arguments.  Check it out. http://www.nathancobb.com/couple-conflict.html If you apply this consistently in your relationship it can make a huge difference.          

Gospel Centered Self Talk

by Dr. Norman Wise

  SELF TALK TO KEEP US CENTERED IN GOD’S PLAN FOR OUR LIVES GOD CREATED ME FOR A PURPOSE GOD HAS GIVEN ME UNIQUE ABILITIES GOD CARES ABOUT ME GOD HAS EVERY HAIR ON MY HEAD COUNTED GOD SEES ME AS SIGNIFICANT GOD IS COMMITTED TO ME TO THE POINT OF DYING ON THE CROSS […]

What is love

by Dr. Norman Wise

  What is love? This is a first century Christian description of love from a converted Jewish Rabbi. “(4) Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud (5) or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. (6) […]

Finding Peace in difficult times

by Dr. Norman Wise

The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as […]

How do people who are addicted change?

by Dr. Norman Wise

How do people change who have struggled with addictions Many times people wonder how can people who has been addicted to alcohol and/or drugs change and be freed from a lifestyle dominated by dependence on substance abuse. Here are some thoughts based on several decades of Christian counseling. 1. The personal and sincere acceptance of […]

Defeating Depression – What is Depression?

by Dr. Norman Wise

Defeating Depression: Understanding what it is What is depression? It is the most common psychological problem faced by humanity. At some time nearly every human being suffers a season of depression as he or she journeys through this life. For some it becomes a lifestyle and condition that they rarely escape. But what exactly is […]

Accepting the Unacceptable

by Dr. Norman Wise

The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as […]