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Katy Perry Points to Jesus As Source for Her Healing

Pop artist Katy Perry showed off an old tattoo, which simply says "Jesus" and touted he is the source of "wholeness." The Easter Sunday Instagram …

Faith

Three Mental Barriers to Hearing God’s Voice

<b>“Get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls”</b><b></b> …

Faith

How to accomplish more in 30 days than most people do in 365

“The best ambition killer is trying to play someone else’s game.” — Dan Sullivan<p>Craig Ballantyne, author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the …

Self-improvement

25 Quotes About Mindfulness That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

For most of us, multitasking has become a way of life. We are expected to do it all, know it all, and always be 10 steps ahead. But are we actually doing ourselves a disservice by constantly running on autopilot? What are we missing out on? The concept of mindfulness focuses on bringing your full …

Mindfulness

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

Couples Need This Even More Than Love

Couples don't just drift apart for no reason.<p>I strongly believe that understanding is more important than love, especially when it comes to parenting …

Relationships

Why I’m Trying To Learn My Husband’s Love Language (Again)

Embed from Getty Images—<br>Any couple who has been married for longer than five minutes will tell you that communication is one of the tricks to having …

Relationships

5 Cute & Sexy Pics To Send Your Crush That Hint You Want A Relationship

Finding a new crush can simultaneously be the worst and the best thing feeling. Having all of those fluttery feels can definitely result in some …

Relationships

Men Should Boost Their Confidence With a Positive Self-Image

Self-confidence requires a positive self-image. Self-image is a kind of mental picture we all have about ourselves. One way to think about self-image …

Self-help

MEN&WOMEN: The eight stages of love

In Summary<p>You’ve never felt so alive, think about them all the time and experience an intense sexual attraction.<p>You don’t notice your partner’s …

Relationships

I’ll never forgive myself for cheating on my girlfriend with her best friend

I slept with my girlfriend’s best friend and I hid it for years. There, I said it.<p>Now, the old saying ‘the truth always comes out’ has proven itself …

Relationships

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

The 7 Habits of Truly Genuine People

Source: Paul Schlemmer/Shutterstock<p>We tend to value "genuine" people and think poorly of those whom we perceive as being "fake"—but why is that? …

Self-help

The relationship red flags that signal when your time as a couple is over

opinion<p><b>So I have this friend – let’s call her, err… Maud.</b><p>Maud and her boyfriend – who we’ll improbably name Skip – recently hit a rough patch and, …

Logging

"Becoming New" - Devotion for 3/20/2018

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.<p>Have you ever looked at your …

Genealogy

God Says You Are Capable

<b>“It is he who saved us and chose us for his holy work not because we deserved it but because that was his plan long before the world began — to show</b> …

Faith

What Is Love? (No, Really. What Is It?)

Source: Vladyslav Starozhylov/Shutterstock<p>There is little dispute among most people that love is an emotion. Social psychologist Phillip Shaver and …

Relationships

11 Types of Men Drawn to Internet Dating

For this article I used the descriptions of women who have shared their online dating experiences with me to describe 11 types of (heterosexual) men …

Relationships

When You Love him Enough to let him Go

Embed from Getty Images—<br>I met him at a couch surfing event in Greenwich, London. We hit it off straight away. I liked his olive skin and that he was …

Relationships

The Danger of Manipulative Love-Bombing in a Relationship

Source: Dmytro Zinkevych/Shutterstock<p>"Lisa," a 30-year-old patient, came to see me regarding a tumultuous relationship: Two years prior, she had met …

Relationships

The latest relationship trend is 'slow dating' — and it's a recoil from years of swiping through apps

You could call it the rise of "slow dating."<p>Since the debut of dating apps — Tinder launched in 2012 — they've been all about speed, a suitor a second. Once you created an account, your relationship prospects depended almost exclusively on how fast you could move your thumb.<p>Now, that appears to be …

Relationships

5 Ways to Stop Your Racing Thoughts

<b>by Patricia Harteneck, Ph.D.</b><p>Source: Viktor Gladkov/Shutterstock<p>Racing thoughts—fast, repetitive thought patterns about a particular topic—are a …

Mindfulness

These 5 Zodiac Signs Take The Longest To Get Over A Breakup

Breakups are the worst. If you're a sign who can move on quickly — Aries or Sagittarius, for example — then know that you're really, really lucky. …

Relationships

5 Steps To Help Kids Learn To Control Their Emotions

"I love your posts, but my husband is afraid that if we allow our kids to get upset as you suggest, they'll never learn to control their emotions. …

Parenting

11 Things That Are Supposed To Happen On Real Dates That Don't Anymore

I don't like dating. Mostly because no one seems to understand what dating is supposed to be anymore. These days, what gets labeled as a "date" is …

Relationships

7 Ways to Raise a Child Who Isn't a Total Doormat

We've all heard that old parenting cliché "if your friend jumped off a cliff, would you, too?" Maybe we've even said it to our own kids, trying to make the point that thinking and making decisions for themselves is a vital life skill. But asking that hypothetical question isn't enough to teach your …

Self-help

I've never enjoyed sex and I finally gave it up — here's why you shouldn't be afraid to do the same

Rebecca Sloane<p><b>I've always experienced a certain degree of pain during sex, regardless of who it was with or what the circumstances were.</b>• <b><br>I felt</b> …

Relationships

9 times you should always say no to your kid if you want them to be happy and successful adults

Parents say no a lot. It's a reflex response, and often instinctual. For a child, hearing the word no too often does have a lasting effect on them.<p>According to child psychologist Laura Markham, Ph.D., author of "Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids" and founder of the lifesaving website Aha! Parenting<i>,</i> …

Regulation

How a silent retreat changed my life forever

I don’t often evangelize, especially when it comes to spiritual or wellness practices. This is due to the fact that despite being a person who writes …

Meditation

How to Practice Mindfulness – 5 Tips No One Has Told You

Source: PhotoPin/Creative Commons<p>Mindfulness is a paradox. It’s the easiest thing in the world and the hardest thing in the world. Let me …

Mindfulness