The most precious gift a child can receive is given during the first seven years of their life. These are the formative years when the self-image develops and your blueprint is created that will last a lifetime unless transformed.

An amazing emotional intelligence discovery of recent years is the theory that the way a child is abused or terrorized during this period of one’s life, during this formative time period, is the way they will abuse or terrorize themselves the remainder of their lives.

Abuse and terror are often misunderstood. It is becoming increasingly clearer that emotional abuse or terror may be even more destructive than physical abuse.

To take a deep dive into the interior life is not for the faint-hearted. Like mining for gold, self-existential diagnosis can be scary. Yet the rewards can be transforming.

It is my conviction, psychology can undress us emotionally and reveal what is wrong with us, but it can’t fix us.

This is where the spirit life comes into play.

The miracle of the Christ life is that He gives us a new nature. He changes our heart.

Jesus who knows no sin became sin for us that we could be righteous. Paul encourages us with these words of hope, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.”