Unraveling the mentality that you are the cause of others’ unhappiness

It is not a secret that I grew up in a highly dysfunctional family with physical and verbal abuse. With such a living situation comes with a lot of resentment, not so much about the physical abuse but the mental abuse. I doubt my parents even knew it. As far back as I can remember … More Unraveling the mentality that you are the cause of others’ unhappiness

What does it mean to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, [and] faithful in prayer?”

What does it mean to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, [and] faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12 NIV)? I didn’t know what the verse meant when I read it. I thought it was beautiful and something to keep in mind. Like words of encouragements we frame in our house hoping they’ll be a reminder … More What does it mean to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, [and] faithful in prayer?”