Julia Nelson                                                                                                                                                   Ph:828.513.6491

Nelson Christian Counseling
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    There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol “Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables “I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.” ― Maya Angelou Laughter is
    How should we behave in our intimate relationships? Should we hold tight or hold back? Should we press toward each other or press for increasing independence? It’s tough to know. Especially when the negativity of certain relationship buzzwords like “dependency” warn us off seeming too clingy, feeling too needy, or becoming too
    Husbands and wives were made to connect intimately. When the commitment is made and the vows are spoken, we are Biblically encouraged to embrace our partners in complete oneness. Of course, as time goes by and our responsibilities multiply, such intimacy may be difficult to maintain. In fact, lapses in loving closeness and connection may become
    Love is a good thing. A blessing. A beautiful gift that keeps on giving. And when we are on the receiving end of romantic love, our hopes and prayers for companionship, family, and “until death do us part” seem to be right on track. And then, inevitably, somehow, we get off track and headed our own way. Oh, we don’t mean to.
    Arguments happen. Despite what you’ve read, “happily ever after” is not the goal. And that’s a good thing. It puts too much pressure on our happy relationships to be perfectly in sync all the time. The longer we live and grow together, the more we tend to accept that discord and disagreements are part of our relationship
    The holidays, you promised yourselves you would not fight about them this year. But as the credit card swipes increase, it starts to grate on your nerves by mid-November and the pile of receipts for things no one will remember by mid-February are like kindling to the burning irritation that comes with watching your budget go up in smoke for the
    To be betrayed by your spouse or partner is excruciating. There is no reason to pretend otherwise. If you are currently in this kind of pain, please don’t feel you have to deny it or “get over it.” You are well within your rights to hurt, to feel it deeply, and to cry out to God for comfort. The vows you took were binding. They
    Blending families is a labor of love, and patience, and perseverance. Your combined family will need your persistent prayers to thrive. And your relationship must be shored up and well-supported to cope with everyday challenges. Mixing your new marriage, roles as parents and step-parents, and the unpredictability of children who may struggle
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