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Is it Possible to Resist Temptations

Is it Possible to Resist Temptations?

Regardless of whether or not you are religious, we all hope that we are not led into temptation – in the Lord’s prayer we explicitly ask, ‘Lead us not into temptation’. It’s better not to be tempted than to struggle against an urge to do the wrong thing. A temptation is basically a desire to
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Dealing With the Silent Treatment

Dealing With the Silent Treatment

Do you know someone who resorts to the silent treatment whenever they are upset? They refuse to discuss what is troubling them, but instead they glower in silence and hang over you like a grey raincloud. There is an old saying, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all,’ but it is
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What are you addicted to

What are you addicted to?

I have to admit I have a soft spot for the American actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who has appeared in films like a Fish Called Wanda and True Lies. Despite her stellar film career I recently heard Jamie Lee Curtis say that her greatest life achievement has been overcoming an addiction to alcohol and opiates.
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Supporting Someone With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Supporting Someone With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

In my life as a youth counsellor and later pastor I’ve met many people with obsessive compulsive disorder and many people trying to support family and friends with the disorder. I remember a woman who was a compulsive washer of her hands and even clothes. Daily she washed every single piece of clothing in her
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How to Teach Yourself to Embrace New Technologies

How to Teach Yourself to Embrace New Technologies

I have a confession to make. I am slow to embrace new technologies, including new software. I see them as necessary evils. I just can’t get excited about Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn. I’m not even that into online shopping. I prefer to go to a shop and actually try things on! Crazy,
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The Power of Committing Random Acts of Kindness

What do people aspire to be in this world? Many people aspire to be rich, famous and powerful. Look at the scary people you see on reality television. Is that who most people want to become? A plastic person living a plastic life? If you are going to aspire to anything in this world, aspire
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