Here is the devotional: Everyone has an instinct reaction to escape pain. This is good for us. It’s the reason we’ve survived as long as we have.But this reaction can also hurt us. If we keep escaping the pain of negative emotions, we won’t know how to grow through them. In the Bible, we see… Continue reading Joy Over Stress: How To Make Daily Joy A Habit | Day 4 Allowing Negative Emotions
Here is the devotional: Controlling Stressful Thoughts In my research on joy, I discovered that our circumstances are not inherently stressful; it’s our thoughts about a circumstance that make it stressful.The more I think about this, the more I’m convinced. Just look at public speaking for example. For some, public speaking is easy. But for… Continue reading Joy Over Stress: How To Make Daily Joy A Habit | Day 3 Controlling Stressful Thoughts
Here is the devotional: The Daily Choice for Joy A study done by Shawn Achor and Arianna Huffington found that listening to just three minutes of bad news in the morning can make you 27% more likely to report having a bad day six to eight hours later.If this study proves anything, it’s that it’s… Continue reading Joy Over Stress: How To Make Joy A Daily Habit | Day 2 The Daily Choice For Joy
Here is the devotional: Is a great marriage possible without good sex? That’s a question we never thought we’d have to answer. My wife and I married young and thought our sex life would be effortless and fun. We were good kids in a good marriage, so why wouldn’t that include good sex? Within the… Continue reading Sex: Is A Great Marriage Possible Without It?
Here is the devotional: What is Joy? Your bills are scattered across your bedroom table. Your work phone keeps buzzing with new notifications. Your house needs a new repair. Your kids are zapping you of energy. And you dread going to work the next day. It is no surprise we are more stressed than ever… Continue reading Joy Over Stress: How To Make Joy A Daily Habit | Day 1 What Is Joy