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How To Respect Yourself More

We all crave respect, no matter who we are. Yet it is very difficult to respect others, unless you respect yourself. It’s been said, “You can’t like another person, until you like yourself.” So let’s look at this…How can you show yourself the same kind of respect you want to show others and want them…

The Shine Effect

The Shine Effect

The Shine Effect is a full-time, energetic 3-piece Christian rock band from Jacksboro, TN striving to answer the call God has placed on their lives to serve Him and minister to others through music. The band consists of Josh Roberts (vocals/guitar), wife Christa Roberts (drums), brother Ben Roberts (bass/vocals), and Ben’s wife Maria Roberts (merchandise/lighting/sound)….

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Dealing With Abandonment

I’ve written blogs about physical, sexual, and verbal/emotional abuse, but there is one more kind of abuse I’d like to address…neglect and abandonment. What Is Neglect and Abandonment? You can be considered neglected or abandoned when you don’t know where your parents are, if they have left you alone, or have failed to maintain contact…

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Adopted Does Not Mean Abandoned

If you have been adopted and have experienced feelings of abandonment, your biological mom (and/or biological dad) might have been trying to give you the best life possible by allowing another family to adopt you.  Consider the possibility that they may have chosen adoption out of extreme love; as well as a desire for you to have…