GET RID OF FEAR AND SOCIAL CONTROL

Fear is one of the most powerful human emotions. While highly useful in situations where threat of immediate harm exists, it is the most debilitating and dangerous of emotions when present unnecessarily. Humans, especially since the Industrial Revolution, have become increasingly protected from the dangers that our ancestors faced in relation to the natural world.Continue reading “GET RID OF FEAR AND SOCIAL CONTROL”

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE GRANDPARENT RELATIONSHIP

Many years ago, families stayed close together throughout their lifetimes. Whether it was due to the difficulty of traveling hundreds of miles or the need to stick together in order to find adequate food, shelter, and security, most families consisted of at least three generations. If they didn’t live in the same home, they oftenContinue reading “THE IMPORTANCE OF THE GRANDPARENT RELATIONSHIP”

THE DANGER OF UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS IN MARRIAGE

One of the biggest threats to a happy marriage is when one or both parties have unrealistic expectations of each other. When those expectations are not realized, you might feel betrayed.  When my expectations of my wife were not being met, I remember feeling betrayed because she had promised to always make me happy. HowContinue reading “THE DANGER OF UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS IN MARRIAGE”

Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse isn’t just about black eyes. While physical abuse is shocking due to the marks it leaves, not all signs of child abuse are as obvious. Ignoring a child’s needs, putting them in unsupervised, dangerous situations, exposing them to sexual situations, or making them feel worthless or stupid are also forms of child abuseContinue reading “Child Abuse and Neglect”

What is casteism? What does the Bible say about the caste system?

Casteism is a system in which society is divided into classes, or castes, based on differences of inherited rank, wealth, occupation, or race. In Hinduism India, castes are strictly observed social classes based solely on heredity. Members of each caste are restricted in their occupation and their association with other castes. Casteism of some typeContinue reading “What is casteism? What does the Bible say about the caste system?”