Whether the counseling situation is a professional one or an informal one, it is vital to recognize its potential to become sexualized.
Saying no to anxieties can be a scary activity. Anxieties appear to provide an answer, a way to know what the future will hold.
We were created with a stress response that was meant to help us recognize and escape danger. We were not created to stay stuck in that stress response.
It is my prayer that you will ask God to increase your faith and help you see his bigger, better plan for you — a plan that has no room for burnout or emotional exhaustion, but instead one that promises a life of balance, courage, and love for yourself, for others, and for your heavenly Father.
“Why didn’t God protect me? Why did he let this happen?” These are the devastatingly personal equivalents of the age-old question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” and its mirror image, “Why do good things happen to bad people?”