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  Beating The Holiday Blues - by Mike Marino, Ph.D.
  Holidays can be happy – but for most they are a mix of good and bad, like everything else in life. In fact, for those who are struggling, the holidays can be a catalyst for increased stress and sadness.
   
  What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do — With every good intention life becomes an overwhelming monster and one more evidence of our inability to do anything.
   
  Encouragement from 1 Peter 5:8 — Reflecting on the many men that have attended The Separated Men's Group, we recognize that the causes when they first attend are virtually identical.
   
  The Five Love Languages — We each have an “emotional love tank” and we need to try and talk to our mate in her love language.
   
  The Top 10 Must Dos of the Separated Man — This lists the ten essential principles that can turn a devestating catastrophy into a major growth experience.
   
  17 Characteristics of a Spiritual Leader — God has designed men to be the leaders of their home, their wife and their kids. Reflect on these traits and see how you rate yourself based on these guidelines of being a spiritual leader of your family.
   
  As Iron Sharpens Iron — We need each other to stay in tune with God's plan.
   
  Do I have a desire to learn? — Am I flexible to life and it's opportunities?
   
  Character or Comfort? — God wants us to grow up to be mature like Jesus Christ!
   
  Eagles in a Storm —The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher.
   
  Finishing Strong — It’s not how you start the race, but it’s how you finish the race, FINISH STONG!
   
  God's Word — How can God word can impact me?
   
  Has Somebody Hit a Nerve? — Has someone hit a deep-sited wound?
   
  Holding Patterns — Many times God will allow a painful situation or a painful circumstance in our life to "swallow us up." This season in our spiritual growth is a holding pattern.
   
  How to Move a Mountain — How do you trust God?
   
  Am I connected to the True Vine? — Am I growing and bearing fruit?
   
  The Verbally Abusive Relationship — An abusive relationship is said to be words or an attitude that mistreats, or disrespects, or devalues another person.
   
  The Treasures of Forgiveness — For any relationship to develop in a positive way, forgiveness will be essential.
   
  Seize Your Day — He who masters his time, masters his life!
   
  Are You Codependant? — A list of statements that will help you to determine if you or your spouse is codependent.
   
  The Law of the Harvest (Reaping what you sow) — Don't be misled; remember that you can't ignore God and get away with it: a man will always reap just the crop he sows!
   
  Malachi 3:3 — God's Refining Fire
Are you in the fire? Maybe it's time to give up...
   
  Feelings List (PDF 42 kb)
  Are you one of those guys who has trouble identifying and expressing his feelings? Here's a list every feeling known to man. All you have to do is go down the list till you find your feeling. (...And then, tell someone.) Stick it on the fridge.
   
  What I've Learned (PDF 45 kb)
  Check out these 4 pages of wise lessons.
   
  The Biblical View of Divorce (PDF 55 kb)
  What exactly does the bible have to say about divorce?
   
  Grabbing Rattlesnakes - Harboring unforgiveness — Have you been hurt? Has somebody, somewhere in your past, rejected you in such a way that you still hurt when you think about it?
   
  The "Hedge of Thorns" Prayer (PDF 93 kb)
  Here's a prayer to protect your wife from evil influences.
   
  Who Meets Your Needs (PDF 51 kb)
  Sometimes we look to the wrong person to solve our problems. This simple diagram shows how focusing on God, instead of your wife can put things in their proper perspective.
   
   
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