COVID-19: Help for Grief

It’s like there’s a dark cloud called COVID-19 hovering over us. It’s generating worry, irritableness, discouragement, and especially tiredness. What is this dark cloud? What is it that is sapping our energy and causing stress reactions? Author David Kessler calls it “anticipatory grief.” But probably we feel it as anticipatory anxiety. We worry and ruminate…

COVID-19: Feeling God’s Love Despite Social Distancing

“My skin screams to be touched!” a single man cried to me. He’d been living alone and that’s how deeply he longed to feel close to someone. Research has shown that we all need hugs, handshakes, kisses, back rubs, or being present with a family member or friend to be healthy physically and emotionally. Without…

COVID-19: Coronavirus Fears and Emotionally Honest Faith

Everyone is stressed by the Coronavirus. And it’s not caring or helpful if someone tells you, “Don’t be afraid—have faith in God.” Unfortunately, great Bible verses are getting misused to say that. This leaves people feeling judged or like they need to put on a happy face. After the Coronavirus hit I started having stress…

5 Keys to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (SMART Love)

90% of top performers in business utilized Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to succeed. Furthermore, their EQ was more important to their success than their IQ. EQ is even more important for effectively loving and leading in your family and church. Daniel Goleman identified five core capacities of Emotional Intelligence, three that are personal and two that…

175- If God is Angry it’s Loving

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks:   What does it look like to have anger that is governed by love? Jesus models for us healthy anger that is not reactive. His anger is always rooted in love and compassion. Jesus’ loving anger leads him to defend those around Him that are being mistreated. Join…