Category Archives: Fear

Anxiety: When there are More Symptoms & Solutions Than You Know What To Do With

You probably know that chronic nail biting and stressing-out over loss of control are signs of anxiety, but did you know that resistance to logic…breath-holding… sensitivity to little sounds…and being quick to say “no” can also be connected to anxiety? In fact, there are too many traits of anxiety to include in one blog article. The […]

Part 2: Where Did Your Mental Toughness Go?

A number of readers commented that the recent article on mental toughness was personally applicable (click here if you missed it). So today’s article serves as a follow-up with a few more practical ideas. Considering the common symptoms of 1) loss of intrinsic motivation, 2) slipping into bad habits, and 3) increased feelings over values, many of you […]

Where Did Your Mental Toughness Go?

Being meek, humble, and even weak is Biblical and good. However, as feeling stressed and overwhelmed become more common in this modern age, some of you may have noticed that your resolve has become diluted. In other words, you may not be feeling as mentally tough as you used to be. Do you find yourself relying more and […]

An Exercise to Bring You Peace & Help You Make Progress

It’s famously used in times of fear, and often recited in order to comfort, but interacting deeply with Psalm 91 can bring about other benefits as well. This fresh approach can be especially useful for reducing anxiety…and provides a terrific opportunity to interact with Scripture in a growth-producing manner. Jen’s Keeping Room Tips:  Instead of reading straight […]

Dealing with Lies and Those Who Tell Them

Why do kids and teens lie to their parents? Why do some people fib so incessantly that it’s a habitual automatic response?  Some explanations include: To avoid getting into trouble, not wanting to make someone mad Fearing the potential reaction to the truth, experiencing shame Driven by what others will think if the truth is told, wanting to […]

Dread: A Hidden Fear-Disease

You know the feeling. In fact, just thinking about dread probably makes you feel a sense of it. Sometimes it’s mild, in the form of reluctance. Other times, you experience extreme apprehension. Given that the modern day world is already a stimulus for anxiety, it’s important to understand the implication and impact of feeling dread. […]

How to Pursue Courage & Bravery (so that you don’t over-accept weakness & fear)

Among the Body of Christ, it is common to hear lovingly-spoken phrases like “Turn to God when you feel weak” or “Don’t be afraid, trust God.”  And certainly that encouragement is consistent with the Biblical advice found all throughout Scripture, especially in the book of Psalms. Indeed, “the Lord is the Strength of His people and delivers them from […]