Guest Posts

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Change the Pattern of Negative Self-Talk

Are you your biggest fan or biggest critic? By: Brigid (volunteer and blogger for MAM – Morning After Ministries) Words can make you smile, laugh, cry, and scream. Words have changed lives and will continue to do so forever. Words can build up and tear down relationships. Words have power. So what about the words in…

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(Video) Letting Go Without Losing Control

Ashley Rawls shares her story with I AM SECOND, a movement to inspire the revolution of Second. Ashley Rawls carried the weight of the world on her shoulders. She came from a strict home in which the expectations for success were extremely high. Every year she and her family watched beauty pageants with the hopes that…

Nothing is Easy When You Have an Eating Disorder

The Blame Game Mallory Hood, blogger for Finding Balance shares her thoughts: Why do I have this problem? This simple question flooded my brain almost every day for eight years. I couldn’t understand why I saw food differently than everyone else, why it had to be so paradoxical. I loved food so much that I…

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50 Shades of…Stay Away

50 Shades of…Stay Away A guest blog post by: Dave Anderson, Director of Rescue at TheHopeLine. There has been much anticipation around the recently released (February 14, 2015) movie entitled 50 Shades of Grey. Some say it is a love story, others refer to it as a couple’s movie, while still others say it is…

Dating and Marriage Advice

(Video) Dating: Interview with a Marriage Counselor

[Video] Meet marriage counselor, Larry, and his wife Kate as they give real and honest advice on dating and marriage.   Advice for a Dating Couple The best thing you can do while dating is to not consume each other. Make sure you are taking the time to get to know each other…to become friends…