So, you are calling Boarding Schools and Academies, looking for the right placement for your daughter.  You love your daughter.  You provide for her, and give her the best love and care you can possibly give. You are finding out that love is not enough. What do you do, when you find yourself at the…

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Luke 15:11, “And he said, A certain man had two sons:   12  And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.   13  And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took…

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  1. We must be convinced that the world’s system for evaluating self-worth is a lie. God estimates worth and value on His own love towards us.  GOD LOVES US, SIMPLY BECAUSE HE LOVES US.  He chooses to love us and went to the cross of Calvary, shedding His own blood for our sins.  We…

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ABANDONMENT: When Parents lovingly adopt a child and provide a nurturing environment, care, protection, and exercise of family togetherness, they are often bewildered that their child does not reciprocate their thankfulness and love back to them. The child, in some cases, will exhibit anger, defiance, or even depression.  In many cases, low self-image is the…

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Those with a disorganized attachment style do not believe that they are worthy of love or capable of obtaining love from others.   They do not believe that they can trust others to be safe as attachment figures.  Behavior can become very erratic with no solid behavior response. What we need to note here is that …

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Those with avoidant attachment styles believe that they are worthy of love and able to obtain it, but, do not view others as safe attachment figures. While unable to place trust in others, they will trust only themselves, get their needs met though performance, and attach superficially.  This is where parents will often categorize their…

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Unlike the Secure Attacher who readily feel worthy of love, those with ambivalent attachment styles do not believe they are worthy of the love and the support of others unless they perform adequately to deserve that love.  Ambivalent attachers view others as safe and trustworthy to provide a safe haven for them, so they will…

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  Four basic attachment styles have been identified through observing the reactions of young children.  Although the child’s style can change due to new experiences and psychological development, they usually provide the general framework for relationships throughout the child’s life.                  1.  The Secure Attachment Style.  These children view themselves as worthy of love…

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Integral to the concept of love is attachment.  However, the emotion of love is actually just part of our attachment system that includes the biological components of attachment such as sexual and non-sexual touch as well as the emotions of love and the closeness of intimacy.  Attachment adds strength to close or intimate relationships.  However,…

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