Tough Times

Help – I have so many negative thoughts.

Help – I have so many negative thoughts.

Dear Sara. I am in such a low place.  I cant move forward, as I am consumed with negative thoughts.  Is there anything I can do, is there any hope for me? Sincerely, Downin Thedumps Dear Downin Thedumps I’m so sorry to read that you […]

Powerful Prayers

Powerful Prayers

Surrender to Allah Allah is enough for me, there is no god but him, I have put my trust in him and he is the lord of the mighty throne (9:129) Allah is enough for us and the best of guardians. (3:173) Lo, in the […]

When queens ride by

When queens ride by

By Agnes Slight Turnball, 1888. Jennie Musgrave woke at the shrill rasp of the alarm clock as she always woke—with the shuddering start and a heavy realization that the brief respite of the night’s oblivion was over. She had only time to glance through the […]

He beats me up, but he does love me.

He beats me up, but he does love me.

Dear Abused & Oppressed Sister, You do know that your husband doesn’t love you, don’t you? He wouldn’t punch you in the face, if he loved you. And now that he has beaten you up and is feeling sorry for you with your black eye […]

Dealing with people who are discontent

Dealing with people who are discontent

Do you have someone in your life who is only too happy to point out the areas that are less than perfect – ‘this lasagne has a tad too much salt’, ‘that child has a snotty nose’ or ‘my, what big ears you have my […]

The Ghost of the Past

The Ghost of the Past

Consider two very different approaches to the same problem. Mrs Smith discovered her husband was committing adultery, she had had her suspicions for several months, but her husband always denied her allegations. He even swore on the life of their child that he was faithful. […]

Bad Childhood Good Life by Dr Laura Schlessinger

Bad Childhood Good Life by Dr Laura Schlessinger

Please read this book yourself if you, or someone you know, had a difficult childhood which they’re still stuck in. These summaries encapsulate what I got from reading the book, there’s plenty more in there which may benefit you.  Some people have horrible childhoods – […]

Tips on Getting Advice from Friends

Tips on Getting Advice from Friends

(This is a re-write of the original article) After many years of seeking the advice of friends and family, I’ve made a rule to only go to people with a certain degree of experience and insight, people I can trust or people who’ve worked their […]

Core Beliefs

Core Beliefs

I know of a man who recently bought a terraced house at auction, it was very cheap, a real bargain. Then he needed some money so he decided to sell the house to a friend, the friend appointed a surveyor who declared the house was […]

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