Q&A: More Comment Than Question on Self-Worth-Part 2

In Part One of this segment, I discussed the “Looking Glass Self,” which explains our self-image in terms of the “reflections” we see in the “mirrors” around us—parents and sibs to begin with and others as we grow up and become adults. So how do we heal our sense of self when it’s damaged and negative? We need to stop looking in the mirrors around us and look to the only perfect, unblemished...
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A Quick Christmas Post

Merry Christmas! You know, if you’d told me even five years ago that the day would come when every time I said “Merry Christmas” I’d feel like an activist, I wouldn’t have believed you. I used to mix it up, saying “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” without a second thought. Now, like it or not, I’ve developed Seasonal Salutation Sensitivity. And, lest I be mistaken for an anti-Christmas-ite,...
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Q&A: More Comment Than Question on Self-Worth-Part 1

Not a question but a comment. Ether 12:27 “And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.” As one with serious and debilitating weaknesses,...
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REALLY Celebrate Christmas Eve

I don’t remember which year it was, but I was still a full-time-mom-at-home with eight kids at the time. That year, Christmas fell on Monday. I hurried to make sure all the shopping was done on Saturday, of course, since we don’t shop on Sundays. And then, Christmas Eve on Sunday was a gift. The best kind of gift—unanticipated and a perfect fit. We went to Church and sang beautiful Christmas...
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Worth Another Thought: Joshua Bell in the D.C. Metro

I’m just going to copy this from an email that made its way around to me. You may very well have seen it, too. I think it’s worth considering, or considering again. For a much longer, more detailed version of this event, check out the complete WASHINGTON POST (link) story, which includes some video footage or check out the YouTube clip at the end. Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January...
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Q&A – When your husband no longer loves you . . .

QUESTION What do you do if your husband says he no longer loves you? He is cordial and polite, is not having an affair or viewing pornography, but won’t engage in any type of intimacy (physical or emotional). He doesn’t want to get a divorce because of our duty to the children (with which I agree) but he doesn’t want to get help either. He thinks that people cannot change and...
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