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7 Consequences for Unforgiveness

Consequences for Unforgiveness

God tells us that sin has clear consequences. And, that is very true for unforgiveness. In fact, there are serious consequences for unforgiveness. So, if you are thinking clearly, please avoid them and forgive.   While there are most likely more, here are six bad consequences you escape if you forgive. And be kind to one […]

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Excelling in Generosity – 12 Questions

Excelling in Generosity

Think about these 3 words – Excelling in Generosity. I wish I had an easy way to research how rare that combination of those 3 words is! I stand here before God and am very certain that I never – EVER put those 3 words together in my mind in that order – until the […]

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Imaginary Fear or Is It Real?

Imaginary Fear or Is It Real?

Fear is powerful. But, it can be imaginary fear. Control people often can’t see the difference. If you are a control person, it is great for you to learn to ask, “Is my fear real or imaginary?” Why is it so important, because you can change your controlling behavior which will help improve your relationships. Really? Can […]

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Freedom and Self-governance

Responsible Freedom

Responsible freedom is what people with great values pursue. There is a direct relationship between responsible freedom and self-governance.  Our Freedom V tool helps explain freedom, self-governance, rules or boundaries, and consequences in one simple graphic. It is easy to explain and draw, plus, if you want to stay with the basics, you don’t need […]

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Approval Is Confused with Accepting Behavior

Approval of Others Is Confused with Accepting Their Behavior

Approval of behavior is often confused with accepting a person. And, that often ends up controlling you, because you look only at their behavior and forget about what it means to accept them. Relationships suffer when you confuse acceptance with approval of the other person’s behavior. Those are two separate elements. God’s example that was stated […]

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Change Obligation to Choice

Change Obligation to Choice

You can change obligation to a choice. Any event in life can become tiresome or obligatory if you are not thinking clearly. Consider an athlete in training or a mother cleaning up after the kids. What about a family giving up an exciting vacation to care for a dying grandmother? How about just going to work […]

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