Tag Archives: Interpersonal relationship

Safety Amidst Conspiracies

Conspiracies have been common against leaders throughout history. A conspiracy is a secret plot by a group of people to do something harmful or unlawful. Those in collusion deceive in order to gain an unfair advantage, to defraud another of … Continue reading

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Anger Over Disappointing Dad (Part 2) – Practical Applications

The post Anger Over Disappointing Dad (Part 1) introduced the problem of Donna, a teen who perceives herself to be constantly disappointing a parent. Her escalating anger about it was boiling over into increasingly frequent arguments with her dad. Part … Continue reading

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Anger Over Disappointing Dad (Part 1)

Donna (not her real name) is fifteen years old, a Christian, and argues frequently with her dad. She affirms that she loves her dad. She says that she wants his affirmation, attention, and a close enjoyable relationship with him. At … Continue reading

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No Trust, No Love. Really?

(8th in a series on trust in relation to Reactive Attachment Disorder) As a submarine sends out decoys to distract a missile away from the right target, so false thinking distracts parents and children from shooting at the right solutions … Continue reading

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Daniel – A Portrait of Trustworthiness

(7th in a series on trust in relation to Reactive Attachment Disorder) The record of Daniel is one biblical portrait that parents can use to teach children about trustworthiness. This “picture worth a thousand words” paints vivid colors of trustworthiness … Continue reading

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Log and Speck: Parent, Examine Yourself (Trustworthiness)

In the post Aiming at Trustworthiness I called for a shift of aim from seeking to gain a child’s trust or attachment to the target of cultivating trustworthiness. In application of the Log and Speck Principle of Matthew 7:1-5, let’s … Continue reading

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