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"A Christian lives not in himself, but in Christ and in his neighbor. Otherwise he is not a Christian. He lives in Christ through faith, in his neighbor through love. By faith he is caught up beyond himself into God.  By love he descends beneath himself into his neighbor." -  Luther 


Three Faces of Victim  discovering the triangle   inner triangle 

Drama Triangle   Triangle summary (WORD)    perpetual victimhood  
Do You Want to be Well?
Core Beliefs  (WORD) 
When Helping Hurts
Someone to Blame for How Bad You Feel  
What we believe about Anger 
Change Yourself to solve Problem  
Do You Talk to Yourself?   Do You Hear What You're Thinking?                Mirror Mirror on the Wall 
Recovery Process    Awareness Wheel
I don't know WHY you do what you do
Controlling Others   Serenity Prayer
Advice on Giving Advice to the Advice-Averse
Codependency   Codependent No More   The Language of Letting Go
Spiritual Depression and Self-Talk
The Twelve Steps  (WORD) 
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Give Them Grace (audio) 
Parenting with Love & Logic   Christian Parenting

“We are such foolish saints.   We have sin everyday and always need forgiveness for all our life.   And still we want our brother to be absolutely without faults.”  -  Luther


Forgiveness and Reconciliation  (WORD)       How do you Forgive?
Forgiveness and Repentance
Conflict - The Five Steps to Resolution
Do I FORBEAR or CONFRONT when someone offends me?
A Biblical Response to Domestic Violence  (WORD)
Sexual abuse - hope for survivors  (WORD)
Leslie Vernick's blog  
When Bad Things Happen to Good Relationships 
The First Step
The Heart God Revives


Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  -  Ephesians 4:29 


TWO become ONE  (WORD)
Love and Lust  (audio
Try Before You Buy?
Love and being in Love 
Carry each other's Burdens
Personality Test 1  (explanation)  Personality Test 2
Acting Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong 
Biblical Love:  What Does it Look Like?
Rats in the Cellar
Statement on Sexuality
Same Sex Attraction  Sam Allberry 
Turned Upside Down 
Obsolete or just Misunderstood?
What about Living Together without Marriage?
I Wasn't Ready for Marriage
Following Jesus ... dying and living
Wives to Husbands  (WORD)
Husbands to Wives  (WORD)
Marriage isn't for You
Marriage Vows
Building a Marriage  
Song of Songs
Reasons you should not Marry an Unbeliever
Divorce & Remarriage (WORD)  (applying Law & Gospel)  


  "To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will be certainly wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one. Not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket - safe, dark, motionless, airless - it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The only place outside heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers of love . . . is hell." C.S. Lewis  


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Hope Lutheran Brethren Church, 2011