What’s your struggle?

Be kinder than is necessary because everyone you meet is struggling with something. –          Not sure where this quote came from So I got an email today, and at the bottom of the e-mail the person had the above quote.  (Don’t you just love how people put nice quotes etc. on their e-mails?!?!… I do!! 🙂 ) When I read that quote I smiled, ...

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More About Colleen

I’ve been meaning to beef up my About Colleen page, so that’s what today’s post is about…..   Colleen is: A woman of faith An Individual , Couple and Family Therapist In love with and married to her very best friend Someone who enjoys making others laugh A person who seeks to encourage, inspire and empower the people she meets A professional singer A ...

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13 Days of Love – Day 13

1 Corinthians 13:13 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE. So here we have it…. our final reminder as we finish this beautiful passage, there is NOTHING greater than Love!  It goes further than our hopes, our dreams, and the things we believe… It truly can’t be compared with anything else, because it stands ...

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13 Days of Love – Day 8

1 Corinthians 13:8  8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. The first 3 words of this verse are so powerful!!! LOVE NEVER FAILS…it lasts! It is permanent, it never quits, it never gives up, and it’s never ‘not enough’.  True love… is a ...

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13 Days of Love – Day 6

1 Corinthians 13:6 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love Stinks… Love Hurts… I’m doing this (hurtful thing) because I love you If you love me you would do ______________ (hurtful thing) ***WARNING***                 (if you’ve felt, thought of believed the following things… IT’S A LIE!!!!!!) My mind has just been filled with so many LIES I’ve heard people ...

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13 Days of Love – Day 5

1 Corinthians 13:5 5 It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love doesn’t bring shame on, disgrace, or humiliate.  Seems sensible enough right?!? Kind of makes me wonder why the author even needed to mention this.  I’m guessing because people exhibit these behaviours, while ‘believing’ they are being loving. Love is ...

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13 Days of Love – Day 4

1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Finally….. We are talking about what Love IS!  The past 3 days has been focused more on what love is NOT, and I’m excited to learn more about what Love is. Patient and Kind! Two very powerful words.  I’d like to be considered ...

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Best Friend or Emotional Affair

I was recently asked to answer the question “Should a married person have a ‘best friend’ of the opposite sex?”  A very important question to discuss.   My response is below: A ‘best friend’ could be defined as the ‘closest person to you’, ‘someone that knows you inside and out’, ‘someone you can talk to about everything’, and ‘someone that you can count on for ...

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Is this an abusive relationship?

Being in love is one of life’s most exciting experiences.  Sometimes though the goal of being in a loving relationship, can lead people to do and put up with unhealthy things.  I encourage people to be open and honest with themselves when things begin to feel uncomfortable in their relationship.  If feelings of discomfort are left unattended, it can lead to increased discomfort, distress, ...

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