Love Parables


How to Stop Going Back and Forth in Your Relationship

The only thing worse than you going back and forth in your relationship is when your partner can’t decide if he wants to be with you. Here’s how to make a decision about your relationship, how to stop going back and forth, and how to find peace with the decision you make. “I knew I […]

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How to Increase Self-Love and Improve Your Relationships

Healthy relationships aren’t just built on love; they’re rooted in self-love. Learn how increasing self-love will improve your relationship in powerful ways, and change how you see yourself. How do you see yourself? This is an important question, because how you see yourself is how you see everything. If you don’t love yourself, you can’t […]


How to Listen to the Still Small Voice

Here are 7 steps to listening the still small voice and applying it to your life. You’d be amazed at what you know – or what you COULD know – if you listen… I’m talking about listening to the still small voice in the context of relationships, but my tips apply to any aspect of life. […]

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How to Forget Someone

How to Forget Someone – A Lesson in Deadheading

The hard truth is that you’ll never learn how to forget someone completely. The good news is that you CAN deadhead the past and make room for fresh new growth in your life. Deadheading is life-giving in gardening. It may sound harsh and deathly, but it actually brings life and fresh growth to a plant. To […]


A Prayer for Healing After a Breakup

After breaking up, you may feel like you’ll never love or laugh again. This prayer for healing after a breakup is inspired by a money parable – the Parable of the $20 Bill – and includes several tips on how to recover from a breakup. In Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God, Dallas Willard […]

Prayer for Healing After a Break Up

When You Need Money to Start Over

How to Start Over When You Need Money

Here’s what to do when you need money to start over, inspired by the parable of Midas – and a reader’s comment on getting money to start her life over again. How To Make Any Divorce Better: Specific Steps to Make Things Smoother, Faster, Less Painful and Save You a Lot of Money by lawyer Ed […]


How to Get Over Him

After a breakup, you feel like you’ll never be happy – or loved – again. Here’s how to get over him, inspired by a parable and a reader who says breaking up with her boyfriend is the worst thing that has ever happened to her. One of the most effective ways to heal from anything […]

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How to Get Help for Your Marriage

How to Get Help for Your Marriage

Getting marriage help is both simple and complicated. These tips on how to get help for your marriage are inspired by The Marriage Parable – and by a reader’s comment. In Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationship, Gary Chapman offers positive steps for dealing with spouses who are workaholics, controlling, uncommunicative, physically, […]


How to Stop Relationship Anxiety

If you learn how to stop relationship anxiety, you’ll find peace, joy, and hope. These tips for stopping anxiety from affecting your relationship are inspired by a reader’s comment – and by The Parable of the Hungry Wolf. One of my favorite books on letting go of insecurity and anxiety is The Gifts of Imperfection: […]

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Emotional Healing What to Do After a Breakup

What to Do After a Breakup – Emotional Healing

These suggestions for emotional healing will help you know what to do after a breakup. They’re inspired by The Parable of the Tiger and the Strawberries – one of my favorite stories of acceptance, being in the moment, and victory! In You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death, Louise […]


Signs of a Failing Relationship

Relationships fail for many reasons; if you can see the signs of a failing relationship early, you have a better chance of fixing it. Inspired by The Parable of the Poor Farmer – and by a reader’s comment about her failed relationship – these signs may bring you the insight you need. Dr. Barbara De […]

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Signs of an Abusive Boyfriend

5 Signs of an Abusive Boyfriend

Some boyfriends are clearly abusive – they hit, yell, or push their girlfriends around. These signs of an abusive boyfriend will help you recognize the less obvious types of abuse. If your boyfriend doesn’t feel any guilt no matter what he does or says, he might be a sociopath. In The Sociopath Next Door, Martha […]