Relationships

Church hurt

Church Hurt and 4 Steps for Healing

By Alison Cook | May 20, 2020

Have you experienced church hurt? The pain is real, but healing is possible. Dr. Alison Cook explain 4 steps to recover from the trauma of abusive leaders.

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How to Control Anger Outbursts in 5 Steps

By Alison Cook | May 13, 2020

Nothing can improve your relationship more than learning how to control anger outbursts. For example, do you find yourself losing your temper with your loved ones? Do you yell at your kids more often than you’d like to admit? Or, do you get resentful towards your spouse and lash out with sarcastic remarks? You might...

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Signs of Bad Church Leadership

3 Signs of Bad Church Leadership

By Alison Cook | May 6, 2020

What are the signs of bad church leadership versus church leaders who are healthy? A church is like any family. It’s comprised of wounded people. The presence of wounds does not make or break a church or a family. It’s what we do with them that makes the difference. In healthy families, each member manages...

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The Effects of Toxic Parents and 5 Steps to Healing

By Alison Cook | April 29, 2020

The effects of toxic parents take root in childhood. But, the problems aren’t always identified until well into adulthood. Toxic parents can create situations where a child is overly criticized, devoid of affirmation, explicitly controlled, or put in an unfair role of caring for the adults. You were hardwired to love the people who raised...

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Enmeshed Family

The Enmeshed Family and 6 Signs of Toxic Behavior

By Alison Cook | April 22, 2020

Were you raised in an enmeshed family? Discover 6 signs of enmeshed families and the personal boundaries that are typically violated.

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Setting Boundaries with Friends

By Alison Cook | April 15, 2020

Setting boundaries with friends isn’t easy. Dr. Alison Cook explains 7 relationship red flags you can use to tell the difference between good friends and toxic people.

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Healthy Boundaries in Marriage and How to Tell the Difference

By Alison Cook | April 8, 2020

Learn how to set healthy boundaries in marriage and tell the difference between a good relationship and unhealthy behavior from Dr. Alison Cook.

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Ask Alison: Is Setting Boundaries Selfish?

By Alison Cook | April 1, 2020

Is setting boundaries selfish? Is it better to be selfless? Dr. Alison Cook reveals a misguided belief about selfishness that women need to know.

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Boundaries Close Quarters

Ask Alison: How do I set boundaries in close quarters with others?

By Alison Cook | March 25, 2020

Question: How do I stay sane living in close quarters with other people? Answer: Here’s some universal advice that can help regardless of your situation, especially during a crisis…

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Ask Alison: Will Setting Boundaries Make Me Seem Like a B**ch?

By Alison Cook | February 26, 2020

Question: I’m nervous that setting boundaries with other people will make me seem like a b**ch. What do I do?

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A Roadmap to You

By Alison Cook | December 26, 2019

Wouldn’t it be nice if you reached a point in life when you could hit cruise and coast along in all of your relationships? You could just sit back, listen to the music and trust that everything will work out fine. Most relationships don’t work that way—not the ones we have with our loved ones,...

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The Most Important Boundary You Must Set

By Alison Cook | December 18, 2019

The most important boundary you must set might surprise you. It’s not the one you need to set with your kids, your toxic friend, or with your in-laws for that matter—as important as those boundaries are. The most important boundary you must set is the one that protects your most important asset. It’s the line...

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