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Leigh Baumann

Facing Forgiveness

BOOK DISCUSSION: FACING FORGIVENESS by Loughlan Sofield, Carroll Juliano, and Bishop Gregory M. Aymond The book, Facing Forgiveness, begins by sharing that Christians have the ultimate example of forgivesness in Jesus on the cross.  Futher, it is important for us as Christians to allow for an examination of conscience that allows us to learn to let go of anger and bring about the welcoming the gift of healing through forgiveness. Conversely, those who make the decision to hold on to their anger and not forgive continue to bear the weight of non-forgiveness.  Sadly, at times, the inability to forgive hurts leaves the

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Boundaries
Leigh Baumann

Is Social Media affecting Your Relationship?

Roughly 45% of the world’s population use social media, with an average of 2 hours and 23 minutes spent per day on social media. That’s a steady increase from 1 hour and 30 minutes in 2012. 60% of users say they are constantly connected and there no apparent trend to show that the global average has any notion of declining. Average Daily Time Spent Per Platform When it comes to social media platforms, not surprisingly Facebook leads the pack, with an average of 58 minutes spent per day on the platform. Instagram comes a close second at 53 minutes, and

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Leigh Baumann

How to Beat Boredom and Live a Longer, Happier Life

“Many people live with assorted states of boredom – and yes, some parts of life (paying bills, loading the dishwasher) are quite dull. But giving in to living a life that feels tedious can ultimately be very destructive, says life coach and author, Lauren Zander. Boredom is a state of mind, she says – in her view, this truth is very, very powerful.  The Destructive Part People who are bored at work start showing up late, making mistakes and otherwise begin to act in ways that may eventually lead to the exit door (or at least, keep them stuck doing

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Leigh Baumann

The 7 Levels of Intimacy Book Discussion

In The 7 Levels of Intimacy, author Matthew Kelly defines intimacy as the mutual self-revelation that allows us to know and be known. He suggests that intimacy is the mutual sharing of the journey to fulfill our life purpose –  in other words, to become the-best-version-of-ourselves.  Kelly then defines the seven levels: 1. Cliches The first level of intimacy is impersonal. The right amount of small talk to make people feel comfortable Useful for day-to-day transactions and for making initial connections 2. Facts Saying something about yourself Lower level impersonal facts, e.g., current events, the weather, sports. Higher level impersonal facts, a discussion of the life of Abraham Lincoln or what causes a tsunami  Personal facts, i.e., facts about

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Becoming a Better Husband
Leigh Baumann

10 Questions that Can Change Your Relationship Today

There are often times that we, as a couple, need a bit of a reset – a time to come together and ensure that we are on the same page.  Sometimes, it may be over the holidays as the beginning of a new year is often a time for evaluation, assessing, and planning for the upcoming twelve months. We may choose to take a look at things around our anniversaries or even birthdays to analyze things like our health, our spiritual direction, our priorities, and set goals regarding what we would like to do differently.  Let’s not forget our relationships

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