Want Control? Then Take Your Responsibility
What I write about below is personal psychology 101. Most people in life want control over their life. Indeed, that’s a huge understatement. We all want more control over life and our lives than we can seize. But this want of control, when needing control becomes an idol, creates situations where, most often, we surrender control. Here’s how that works.
The Prodigal Son and His Brother
The Prodigal Son is a parable told by Jesus about the younger son who demanded his inheritance from father and then once he got it went to a faraway land where he squandered his inheritance. This article about his older brother who continued to work for his father during the time his little brother was away.
Responsibility and Control in Relationship
There is one key determinant in gauging mental, emotional, and spiritual health. To what extent does a person have the capability to take their responsibility versus their propensity to control others.
The Power in Naming the Game to Take Its Power Away
One of the healthiest devices known in the field of counselling is the concept of naming what is going on in the room. As I was reminded recently, one way of looking at this is to imagine each phenomenon as the game. There is incredible value in naming a game.
When a Relationship Is Not What We Hope
There are times in all our lives when there is a relationship that doesn’t quite meet our hopes. There is a particular kind of relationship that continues to elude us with a loved one or a friendship that has experienced fracture.