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With God's help, I Provide hope and encouragement to women of faith through practical advice and tools. I blog about my personal experiences in overcoming trials, and I use my background in counseling to give tips and techniques to live a victorious life.
About the author:
Stephanie R. Reck is a Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Belief Therapist and a Board Certified Christian Counselor. Stephanie has served with a Crisis Pregnancy Center, led Celebrate Recovery groups, has led Bible studies for women, and has given her public testimony on several occasions.
Stephanie has a heart and a passion to see women free from bondage and healed from their wounds. Stephanie, has endured much heartache and trials throughout her life, and she uses her experiences to reach out to others with the compassion of Christ. Her desire to see the hurting know the love of God and to have a personal, intimate, life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.
Stephanie continues to write and counsel women through her counseling ministry, Hope Ministry. She has been married for 15 years to her husband, Stephen, they have one grown son, Jonathon, a doggie child named Gizmo and their beloved doggie angel in heaven, Kobe.
Stop Your Stinkin' Thinkin'
Authored by Mrs. Stephanie Rene ReckDo you ever stop and think what you are thinking about? The way you feel is directly related to what you think about. This book will take you on a journey on how God views a negative mindset, and how you can enter into a "wilderness mentality." A wilderness mentality will keep you in bondage, and you will not experience the life that God has for you. You know your mind is in the wilderness when you start to complain about your life's circumstances, you are envious of others, you find fault and critize, you lack thankfulness, you worry and are plagued by fear, and you have an overall negative mindset.
Throughout this book I will give you practical steps to staying out of the wilderness mentality. I use practical applications, real-life examples from my life, scripture, research and ulitize my education in forming this book's application and purpose.
Do you want to live a joy-filled, peaceful life? A life filled with hope no matter your circumstances? If you answered yes to these questions, then begin reading and applying" The Wilderness Mentality."
If you have been married for any length of time you
know that marriage is hard work. As with anything successful in your life
putting time and effort are keys to how fruitful those things will be.
you did not have the proper role models growing up to show you how to have a
successful marriage, but you desire to have a healthy marriage.
God has brought you together with your spouse the greatest investment that you
can make besides your relationship with God is your marriage.
Anyone can have a dull, lifeless marriage, but a marriage
that is thriving takes certain elements to help it succeed. If you planted some
flowers but forgot to fertilize and water those plants they would eventually
become lifeless and die. Healthy marriages take the time to nurture and weed
out anything hindering their relationship.
Couples striving for a healthy marriage should first
ask God to cleanse their hearts of any unforgiveness, anger, resentment or
offenses of their spouse. Staying angry or rese…
you focus on the most will grow. The enemy will try to get
you to focus on what is wrong, what is not working, and what is worrisome to
you. When you lose your focus on what is
true, what is right, what is lovely and what is a good report (Philippians
4:6), you will begin to focus on the opposite of these.
to focus on the good will be a daily decision. When the enemy shows
you something that is causing fear, worry or frustration, turn away and CHOOSE to focus on the good.
→If your focus has been more on the negative lately
check to see who you have been hanging out with, what you have been reading or
watching on TV, and giving your attention to the most.
→An unthankful heart can cause you to focus on your
wants, but a heart of gratitude will cause you to focus on your blessings.
Distractions come to sidetrack you and get you to
focus on what the enemy has brought in front of you. Keeping focus on Jesus means deliberately
fading out everything that pulls you away from the…