Emotional Hygiene

Part 2

March 6, 2022 • Ken Mitchell

Many of us learned from an early age to hide what we were feeling from other people. We got the message that showing our emotions made us look weak. In time, we became so skilled at hiding what we feel, we even learned to hide our emotions from ourselves. But hiding isn’t a sign of courage or strength. If we want to grow, we have to stop saying, “It’s
fine,” and start being honest—with ourselves and others—about what’s going on inside.

More from Its Fine

Good Grief

March 20, 2022 • Bill Borland

Most of the emotional stuff we cover up and refuse to deal with revolves around loss. We all struggle with expectations that went unmet, goals we failed to achieve, or dreams that were broken. How we handle our loss matters. It impacts the quality of our lives. If we bury those negative emotions alive, they will come back to haunt us . . . and the people we love.

Healthy Emotional Habits

March 13, 2022 • Ken Mitchell

Most of us tend to neglect positive habits or behaviors that will strengthen our emotional health. That’s because it’s a lot easier—at least in the short-term—to pretend everything is okay than to make the effort to establish new, healthy habits. But when we avoid change, we’re not the only ones who suffer. The unhealthy emotions and behaviors we sow now are eventually reaped by the people we love most.

We Have The Answer

February 27, 2022

Emotional health begins by recognizing what I’m feeling and then knowing what to do with that feeling. Unfortunately, when crisis hits, loss happens or the unthinkable a war occurs on an innocent nation often times we just don’t know what to feel nor what to do. Whether it is a personal crisis, a pandemic, or an invasion of war, God has equipped the believer to share the answer for the hope that is in them.