Discipline

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‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭6:23‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Discipline

Discipline is the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior. Though many consider the negative connotations of the word because of harsh punishments that have often been utilized, it should be our intention to use discipline in a loving way to help others be their best selves. The word actually comes from the Latin word for pupil so indeed it was meant for instruction. Basic human psychology has shown us that behaviors that are rewarded get repeated. Personally, that has been my child rearing philosophy and hopefully mostly what I have done. It seems to me that we live in a time when good behaviors often get punished and bad behaviors get rewarded. Meanwhile, we wonder why the bad behaviors have increased??

Soul Mate

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“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:24‬ ‭ASV‬‬

Many people believe that they will feel “complete” once they have found their soulmate. This “only one” person is “meant to be” and will satisfy all their desires.
Some psychologists state that believing that a soulmate exists specifically for a person is an unrealistic expectation.
Certainly our Creator has a plan and He certainly creates souls that mate.

Psychology 101

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How did the UNITED States Of America become so divided? While the answer is certainly complex and multifactorial, I would argue that one possible solution is simple—let’s start rewarding the behaviors that support our country. As citizens, we should vote for people who will support that change. Our voting along party lines only widens the division that benefits no one ultimately, except the politicians.