Relationships

How to Start Family Conversations About Money and Wealth

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Money is tough to talk about. For many families, it’s a taboo subject, along with politics and religion. Others feel it’s fraught with emotional complexities that make it awkward or difficult to discuss, often resulting in outright avoidance of the topic. But to have a healthy relationship with money and wealth, it’s necessary to overcome…

The Importance of Maintaining Relationships with the Elderly

Maintaining Relationships with the Elderly-Chispa Magazine

Our relationships with other people can be one of the most wonderful, joyous aspects of life. Connecting with and sharing our lives with others is one of the most human experiences we can have. As we get older, we have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of relationships in different contexts, from romantic partnerships…

What Are You Not Saying?

What Are You Not Saying-Maggie Sabatier-Smith-Chispa Magazine

As a spiritual mom, I’ve been writing about friendship over the last couple of weeks. While I thought I was done with the topic, today the words “What are you not saying?” are percolating in my spirit. I’m wondering how many friendships—relationships—end more because of what was not said rather than what was said. “The…

Friendships That End; Were They Really Friends?

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Last week’s article, How do I Move Forward From a Broken Friendship?  generated some interesting discussions with our readers. Pat shares, “Friendships have changed, slowed, distanced, churned. However, I don’t remember one ending. At least not a true friendship.” True friendship, what does that look like? In my own experience the definition of a true…

How Do I Move Forward From a Broken Friendship?

Broken Friendship-Maggie Sabatier-Smith-Chispa Magazine

We’ve all been there. That moment when you realize there isn’t much more that can be said or done. It’s time to end this relationship. Your sense of loss is overwhelming. Your heart cries out, “What just happened?” You want to talk this out with a friend, but you can’t because that’s the issue. Your…

The Biggest Challenges of Modern-Day Relationships

The Biggest Challenges of Modern-Day Relationships

Relationships today are a lot different to how they used to be many years ago. The way we see and deal with relationships has changed in many ways as has the goals of each person within the relationship. Divorce rates are at an all-time high, and many people see falling in love as too easy,…

Five Wrong Ideas about Christian Dating Spread on the Internet

Maintaining a Healthy Relationship When Dealing with Infertility-Chispa Magazine

The internet has been an absolute revolution and it is truly a source of knowledge like nothing else. Nonetheless, not everything you find on the internet is true or reliable, unfortunately, as it’s also filled with articles, stories, and guides that only serve to mislead you. When it comes to searching for information about Christian…