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STRENGTH FOR SURVIVORS (PART 3)

  Ways to Help a Survivor of Suicide Loss If you know someone who has lost a loved one to suicide, there are many things you can do. In addition, by reaching out, you also help take stigma out of the equation.   Don’t be afraid to acknowledge the death. Extend your condolences; express your…

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Strength For Survivors (PART 2)

Strength For Survivors (Part 2) Isaiah 5:4, “What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?” In this Article, I wish to address why the grieving of those who’s loved one has completed…

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Strength For Survivors

Strength For Survivors (Part 1) Ecclesiastes 7:17b, “…why shouldest thou die before thy time?” When one of our loved ones completes suicide, we recognize this as they “died before their time”, so to speak. Their life with us currently has ended.  The biggest comfort, if they were SAVED, is knowing they are out of their…

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Why NOT to Commit Suicide

Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. (2016 CDC WISQARS) Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (2016 CDC WISQARS) More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED’…

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WHAT TO DO WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT

At Marvelous Grace Girls Academy, September 02, 2017 at 3:00am, I was awaken by “something”. Not sure what woke me, I sat up on my bed with my feet firmly planted on the floor. Opening my eyes, I could not see a thing. Nothing! All was pitch black darkened. I looked around my room, waiting…

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IS YOUR HOME ON THE ROCK, OR ON THE ROCKS?

Different kinds of family problems include: Separation Divorce An alcoholic or drug addicted parent An abused parent An abusive parent Parents who nag or criticize Parents who are overprotective Parents who fight A parent’s remarriage Troubles found in our children: Rebellious Youth Defiant Youth Frequent Arguing Disagreements Breakdown in Communication Angry Outbursts Avoidance Physical conflict…

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10 THINGS ABOUT ANGER

   1.   Anger is energy to resolve problems and to bring justice.     2.  The wrong use of anger can be a destructive curse to us.                 3.  We can control the amount of anger that we have by how we perceive our problems and by what we say.  If we take things personally…

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HELP FOR RENEWING THE FAMILY

Does your family live in the same house, yet, you feel like you are a million miles away from each other? A lot of parents discuss with me the tragedy of not knowing who their daughter or their son really is.  They remember their children when they were very connected with them, valuing their opinions…

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I.Q. VERSUS E.Q.

For many people, their Intelligence Quotient is sought out to determine their probable success in life.  In general, The I.Q. test is an assessment of your ability to think and reason.  For the most part, a persons E.Q.  is greatly more important than their I.Q.in attaining success in their lives. Developing a healthy, mature emotional…

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DELIVERANCE FROM DOUBLE MINDEDNESS

The Teenage years are very tough years.  i believe they have a genuine desire to live in harmony with their parents, as well as please their friends. The Term double minded literally means two minds, or two souls.  The Soul of man is the thoughts, emotions, and will.  What we think affects how we feel; …

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