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Three Tips for Addressing Difficult Issues with Friends

One reason friendships may slide back into the superficial level or die altogether is because we do not address issues in the relationship. Using these simple techniques will get you started on important conversations.

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Tips to Correctly Communicate Your Boundaries

How you communicate your boundaries is important. Sometimes you need to communicate your boundaries directly. Sometimes, the topic is sensitive and hard to bring up

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Transitioning from Being a Child to an Adult

As children grow into young adults, they can take over more and more of life’s responsibilities that the parents once controlled. Some of these responsibilities parents are glad to give over to, but they may be still trying to hold onto other areas.

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The Need for Meaningful Connection

We want someone to delight in us—just the way we are. However, it is not uncommon to feel unloved and unlovable when someone doesn’t return our love or doesn’t love us well or stops loving us.

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Talking About Sex with Young Adults

There is so much in our culture that is untrue about sex. God has given us a beautiful gift in our sexuality, and we need to talk about how He does want us to use this gift.

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Why Do We Date?

We want a partner to "do life" with. God showed he understood this need when he said it was not good for Adam to be alone and made Eve.

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Tips to Help You Establish a Healthy Relationship with Your Parents

Changing the way young adults relate with parents can be difficult because they have been practicing the old way for at least a couple of decades. The good news is that people can change.

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Building a Boundary

When it comes to relationships, being able to see and respect boundaries can help you and others. Sometimes people believe they should just "give" to others and not have boundaries.

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Build Solid Friendships that Last

During times of high stress, we particularly need our friends to help us destress and sometimes to come alongside us and ease our burden by lending a hand. Allow your friends into your life.

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The Upside & Downside of Communicating through Technology

Technology can be an asset or a liability in relationships. The trouble is that because texting is so easy, we do it instead of talking.