Before I even get into this topic, I want to make it extremely clear that I don’t believe Christians should have Christian friends only. Because that is not the case at all. There is value in friendships with people who don’t agree with everything you believe. However, among those relationships needs to be strong, faith-filled
So, you want to make friends. That’s great. So many of us do, but making friends as an adult is no easy task. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help initiate and build friendships. Because the thing is, so many people think the hardest part of making friends is sending that
Have you experienced this? You reach out to an existing, new, or potential friend to make plans. You pick an activity, a time, and a date. And you are so excited to hang out with them, to finally have something to do on a Friday or Saturday night, and to prioritize friendships in your life.
“I already feel so stupid for doing this–for getting rid of easy clients, for thinking I can actually make friends…” That’s the first sentence of a journal entry dated 4.19.2021, literally just one day after I decided to quit social media and pursue intentional relationships in my life. ONE DAY and I already struggled with
Today I quit social media. Ok, that’s not completely true. If you’re reading this before 5:00pm PST, then today will be the day I quit social media. If it’s after 5 o’clock, the app has been deleted from my phone. Probably not for good, but definitely for now. And man, it feels so good. The
The thought came to me late one night while laying in bed falling asleep. Most of my “half-awake, half-asleep musings” aren’t noteworthy, at least not in the morning when I really take the time to process them. But this thought woke me up just enough to truly consider the implications: what if you didn’t worry?
“Why should I keep writing when no one seems to care what I have to say?” This is a question I’ve asked myself a lot since starting this blog nearly four years ago. While there were many different reasons I chose to start relationshipswell, one of the main reasons was because a publisher I was
Experiencing trauma as a child–whether a one-time event or an ongoing experience you had to endure–makes you feel powerless, vulnerable, and alone. As a child, you often don’t have power over the situation but instead are a recipient of other people’s decisions–indirectly affected by the thoughts, feelings, actions, and behaviors of those around you. For
Food. Nourishment. Enjoyment. Community. Creativity. Food. Overindulgent. Painful. Isolation. Addiction. It isn’t a “common” addiction. To some, it isn’t considered an addiction at all. But for me…for me, food–sugar in particular–was my addiction. It was where I turned when I was having a bad day, a hard day, a sad day, a long day, a
Have you read or heard people telling you that now, with all this extra time, you should be super productive? I don’t know about you, but for me, this “extra” time doesn’t feel all that great. There is also extra stress, extra pressure, extra emotions to navigate; extra anxiety, depression, and effort put forth to