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Discovering a better you and building happier relationships!

Dr. Dale Blog Posts

Dr. Dale Blog Posts

May these blog posts bless you. Let's keep learning and growing together. God loves you!


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It's okay to be okay!

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on May 8, 2015 at 10:00 PM

 "It's okay to be okay." Dr. Dale Goodman

Sometimes we are so used to struggling, being in turmoil and stressed out that we believe this has to be forever. Life can be better, but you will need let go of your hurt, anger, unforgiveness, control and dysfunctional beliefs and behavior. It's okay to be okay. Just think about it!


How well are you listening?

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on May 6, 2015 at 9:55 PM

"To listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words." Steven Covey


If you are not sure, ask what you think is beneath the words. In other words, when uncertain about a negative perception, verify by sharing  this.  Is it true or a misperception? Ask. Ask. Ask. Clarify your assumtions!

Your Habits Could Break You

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on May 6, 2015 at 9:45 PM

Simply said...

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.” Samuel Johnson

Don't let your habits take you down!

The Mask of Laughter?

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on September 24, 2014 at 12:55 AM


Simply said...


What mask are you wearing? Most of us are afraid to reveal our true inner pain, fear and insecurity. We wear masks of laughter that one day  may lead to greater suffering. Possibly, it's time to get help, removing your mask forever.


“Even in laughter the heart may ache.” Proverbs 14:13a

 

Righteousness?

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on September 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM


Simply said...


Righteousness?


Contemplating the way to go? God's way or your way? God's way or the way of the world?


Abundant living awaiting you, but it must be His way.

 

“In the way of righteousness, there is life.” Proverbs 12:28a

Watching your mouth?

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on September 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Simply said...


Watching  your mouth?


How many times have you wanted to take back the words you have spoken. Sometimes our quick reactions prompts hurtful words and behavior. The damage to a persons heart and soul may be irreparable. We all can do better. Reflect on the following verse.


“Guard your lips, guard your life. Speak rashly, come to ruin. .” Proverbs 13:3


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Laziness?

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on September 9, 2014 at 10:55 AM


Simply said...


Laziness?


Getting lazy? Sluggish? Dependent? There is a cost!


“Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in bondage.” Proverbs 12:24

 


Could you lose it all?

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on September 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Here are some writings taken from the Book of Lamentations, Chapter 1. Could this be our nation, other countries, our lives, marriages and families at risk?

 

There is no escaping the price to be paid for continually turning away from a holy, just and loving Creator. As His creation, we are to honor and to glorify Him. But, it seems most are going their way and not God’s way. The cost will be enormous. The corrosive and destructive effects of sin are everywhere. We mus...

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Lying Tongue?

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on September 2, 2014 at 10:50 AM


Simply said...


Lying Tongue?


Are you being truthful? Somehow our lies find us out, if not now, later.


“Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.” Proverbs 12:19

 


Reckless Words?

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on August 26, 2014 at 10:45 AM


Simply said...


Reckless Words?


Our words can make or break a life. What about your words?


“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18

 


Are You Listening?

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on August 19, 2014 at 10:45 AM


Simply said...


Are you listening?


It is often difficult to listen to the honest critique of another. I know, I have been there.


What's keep you from being open to others ideas and suggestions? Do you always have to be right? Is it all about you? Could there be other ways, options and routes? What is God wanting?


“The way of a fool seems right to themselve...

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Speaking of a fool...

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on August 18, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Speaking of a fool...


Could that be you? I know I have been a fool many times. Here is a check list to see how you are doing. Possibly, you will stop playing the fool! It hurts others and ultimately hurts you!


Proverbs 18

 


A fool…


• Finds no pleasure in understanding others.

• Delights in airing their own opinions.

• Answers before listening.


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Right Living - Pay off

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on August 12, 2014 at 9:50 AM

God is not looking for perfectionism, but intent. What is the intent of your heart? Your motives, desires and purpose? Is it to honor God in all you think, say and do?


Integrity and righteous living are evaporating from the lifestyles of many today. If we seek to live a healthy, wholesome and God-honoring life the rewards will come. Read from from Proverbs 10


Guidance & Reward

 

• Integrity of the rig...

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Abandoned by God

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on August 4, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Abandoned by God by Dale Goodman

Our lives can be extremely difficult, painful and depressing. It’s reality. It’s been part of my life’s journey too. Often, it doesn’t make sense and we feel abandoned and betrayed by God.

 

‘God where are you? How could you let this happen? If you loved me, you would have prevented this divorce, job loss or health issue. ‘

 

My only way of surviving these types of ...

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A Proof of Genuine Love

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on July 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM

A Genuine Proof of Love


“Whoever forgives an offense promotes love.”Proverbs 17:9


Love is proven by our words and deeds. Forgiveness is a genuine proof of grace, mercy and love.


Are you passing the love test? If so, you must forgive those you say you love! If not, you lose. You'll become toxic, eroding with the effects of your own revenge, bitterness and unforgiveness. It is your choice today. Forgiveness ...

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The Skunk Test

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on July 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The Skunk Test

 

Skunks smell. Sometimes, we smell too, by the lives we live. We smell of deceit, arrogance, selfishness, greed, disrespect, abuse, and on and on it goes. So when the skunk test comes, will there be any odor displeasing to God and hurtful to others?

 

“The Lord tests the heart.” Proverbs 17:3b

 

The Lord often tests our hearts in moments of stress, adversity, frustration and just not get...

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Is it all about me?

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on July 16, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Is life all about me? Could it be that life is not all about me, but about "Thee". Just think about it. All life comes from Thee, God. All life depends upon Thee, God for its sustanance, sanity and survival. The bottom line: "me" without "Thee" will end up paying a dear price. There is no room in our lives for pride, selfishness and greed. These are deadend roads to broken lives and relationships.


Proverbs 16 (excerpts)

“The Lord detest the p...

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The First Twenty One Years of Life...

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on July 8, 2014 at 12:35 AM

In my own life and observations in counseling, I would suggest that 80% of the damage to one's elf-concept experienced by age 21. From conception, childhood, adolescence to young adults our experiences formulate a healthy or unheathy self-concept.


What about you? Where has your damage come from and when?


If it happened before age 21, and you have not dealt with it, then most likely still has a foothold in your life, relationships and work?


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What's in your heart?

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on May 18, 2014 at 12:35 AM

In my reading today, this verse caught my attention. "The Lord tests the heart." Prov 17:3


It made me ponder these two questions: What would He find in my heart? Would it honor Him and others?


I wonder how many of us would pass the Lord's testing of our hearts?  If He examined ,our thoughts, actions and words would they honor God?


I think most of us would not do well with an exam of the heart? Possibly, it's time to re-think...

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Forsaken

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on May 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM

In my Bible reading today, I was reminded of God's heart for the forsaken. Possibly this will bless you today. -- Dr. Dale


Psalm 27:10 “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.”


We all have been forsaken, hurt and betrayed by someone, parents and others. Life is like that. It's going to happen. Sometimes, the wounds of the soul go very deep. They're never er...

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