Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Guard Your Heart

Posted by Nathan Oliver on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, In : Valuing Self 

We often hear in life that we need to guard our hearts from the hurts and wounds of others.  The challenge is finding the balance between guarding your heart and putting your heart out there in relationships with those you trust to build connection and intimacy.  Rather than guarding your heart, we prefer to call this balance of protection and vulnerability “valuing your heart”. 

Many of us have been deeply wounded in relationships.  The wounds may be abuse in the past or present, a p...

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Overcome Addiction Florida

Posted by Nathan Oliver on Monday, October 3, 2011, In : Valuing Self 

One of the greatest thieves that we allow into our daily lives is that of addiction.  Some of you might read that word and want to skip to the next entry thinking it doesn’t apply to you.  I can guarantee it does.  Consider the following description of addiction (the best definition of addiction I have every read) by the author Gerald May from his book Addiction and Grace:

"I am convinced that all human beings have an inborn desire for God.  Whether we are consciously religious or not, thi...

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