Forgiveness Doesn’t Mean Trust

Forgiveness Doesn’t Mean Trust

By Jonathan Decker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist There seems to be a widespread belief, especially among those who’ve hurt others, that with forgiveness comes a restoration of trust. In other words, if the offended individual doesn’t trust the offender and resume the same relationship with them, then the offended has not truly forgiven. Nothing could be further from the truth ...[Read More]

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Good is Sexy: Why Bad Boys and Wild Girls are Overrated

By Jonathan Decker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Whether it’s art imitating life or vice versa, society at large seems to agree with a prevalent theme of pop culture: nice guys and good girls are boring, while bad boys and “girls gone wild” are attractive and exciting. Allow me to challenge this frothy fiction with the potency of reality: there is nothing more attractive than ...[Read More]

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Avoiding Abusive Relationships (& Building Good Ones)

Four keys to help you date smart and avoid jerks.