Money Worries

  Money Worries Too often we waste our time trying to change our actions or (worse still) the actions of others. Our intentions may be good, but trying to manipulate others, or even ourselves, into acting differently is wasted effort unless we first address the...

Setting Boundaries

    Setting Boundaries It’s one thing to learn how to deal with the thoughts and feelings you experience yourself in a healthy manner, but what should you do when another person is a significant factor in the situations which are causing your frustrations? In Setting...

Blaming Others

  Click Images Above   Blaming Others In Blaming Others, Derek and the Lives Transforming panel take a look at our negative and destructive emotions in relation to other people. Using the familiar TEA (Thoughts produce Emotions, which in turn produce Actions) formula,...

Bad Grades in School

Click Images Above   Bad Grades in School “My child brought home an F, so I must be a bad parent.” “My husband is looking at pornography, so I must be a bad wife.” “What I’m experiencing right now doesn’t feel like it lines up with what I read in the Bible, so the...

Overcoming Jealousy

  Click Images Above     OVERCOMING JEALOUSY Have you ever struggled with emotions that you knew were hurting you or making you feel badly? You know, the kind of emotions that have you tied up in knots and losing sleep. Emotions like anger, judgmentalism, guilt and...

Bonhoeffer Quotes

  Click Images Above   Bonhoeffer Quotes I could. I should. I must. How easily we all get caught up in the rat race of performance based living, spending all of our energy trying to be good enough, or to win others’ attention and approval. Most of us, on some level,...