HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR SELF-ESTEEM.

Self-esteem is how we see ourselves – our thoughts, our perceptions and attitude towards our self. In other words, it is the confidence we place on our own worth or abilities. It is the judgment (emotional evaluation) of oneself that also bears on the attitude towards self. This also has a great deal to do with our wellness. According to Eric Erickson, (1993, 1994) self-esteem begins to develop between the ages of 18 months to 3 years and continues to develop between 6 to 12 Continue reading →

HOW TO FIND YOUR RIGHT PARTNER?

Finding a marriage partner is one of the most important decisions of life, second only to accepting the Lord as your Saviour. For, “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD” (NIV – Prov. 18:22). Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife (NIV – Prov. 21:19); Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife (NIV – Prov. 25:24). The wise woman builds her Continue reading →

How to choose a friend?

How can we find true friendship in this world? What makes someone a friend? Is it their willingness to not let anything come between you and them? Is it their ability to keep your secrets? Is it their ability to make you laugh and have fun? The Bible in the book of Proverbs says what makes someone a true friend. Choose friends who will love us. Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. True Continue reading →

Suffering – blessing or bane?

I know about a business tycoon who had many companies. There was no limit to his investments in the share market. He was very famous for all his philanthropic activities. His philanthropic foundation was involved in charity to the needy. He became pauper over night because of recession. It hit his investments very hard. Sadly, he also lost his children in a terrorist attack when they were vacationing. To add to this all he gets shocking fax from his doctor saying he is diagnosed with Continue reading →

An Indescribable Gift

We all like to receive gifts. When someone gifts you something it is always a great feeling receiving and opening it. When was the last time someone gifted you something? Well, this is Christmas season and you can expect a lot of gifts. People give and receive a lot of gifts this season. In fact, the very first Christmas started with gifts. The wise men from the east gave gifts to Jesus, the child. It was a costly gift for a great God; gold, incense, Continue reading →

The Basic Christian, Dr. Jacob Cherian

We often hear the call to return “Back to the Basics.” Whatever their particular vocation in life – whether they be surgeons, cricketers, pastors, or parents – all people seem to have their favourite “basics” that they tend to fall back upon. As Christian believers we too have our set of basics, but what do we usually mean when we call ourselves “Christians?” Is it our name that tells people whether we are Christians? Not really, you would say, for you could come across a Continue reading →

Contentment: A virtue to be pursued

Once upon a time there lived a king who wanted to become the richest king on the earth. So he prayed to his gods to turn everything he touched turn into gold. His gods granted him his wish but under one condition: “This gift cannot be returned back”. The king was very happy and started to touch everything around him. He enjoyed seeing them turning into gold. He touched the walls of the palace and it turned into a golden palace. He touched the sand Continue reading →

Esther – an example.

We are familiar with the story of Esther in the Bible. Orphaned early in her life, Esther was destined to rise up from her circumstances to become a great influence over a king. Her story is about a simple young woman who was able to save one whole nation from perishing. Women can make eternal differences, not only at home but also in our societies, churches, and nations too. To cite a few examples from our own country, we have Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, among Continue reading →

Pillars to build a healthy home – Dr. Renny Samuel

Dr. Renny Samuel Dr. Renny Samuel is serving as the Dean, Global School of Counseling at Center for Global Leadership Development (CGLD) Our arrival into a family is not a choice that we make but one that is made by the sovereign God through His unquestionable wisdom. As he chooses to knit us fearfully and wonderfully in our mother’s womb, he also weaves us into a family – a relationship which is cultivated by our experiences together. We witness this common theme running across the Continue reading →