Articles from February 2013

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Learning to Trust Again

by Rod W. Jeppsen, CMHC, CSAT
Learning to Trust Again

Trust is Different than Forgiveness Forgiveness does not mean that all trust has been restored in our relationship. Forgiveness and trust are not the same. Trust requires evidence, forgiveness does not. We might forgive our spouse for past transgressions, but we may still wonder if we trust him when he says, “I need to work […]

Forgiveness is Not Easy

by Rod W. Jeppsen, CMHC, CSAT
Forgiveness is Not Easy

Most parents try to teach their children about forgiveness when something goes wrong by asking them to tell a friend or sibling, “I am sorry.” Forgiveness is not an absolute science. We cannot expect that by doing 1+1 we will get 2 as the result. Our emotions are not some mathematical formula. What is forgiveness? […]

Parable of the Lamb–Beginning of Addictions

by Rod W. Jeppsen, CMHC, CSAT
Parable of the Lamb--Beginning of Addictions

Addictions are hard to stop. Anyone who has tried to change a behavior knows how much work and effort it takes. Addictions often start because someone introduces us to a substance or stimulus, or out of curiosity we discover it on our own. Sometimes it is a combination of being introduced to the stimulus and […]

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