Libby Balch
13th May

2013

“You are becoming today what you will be for all eternity.”  My pastor said that yesterday in church.  What a simple, yet profound thought.  It grabbed at me and tugged at me all day yesterday, and today, it still does.  I am reminded this ...

Libby Balch
17th Mar

2013

“Shattered dreams,” writes Dr. Larry Crabb, “are never random.  They are always a piece in a larger puzzle, a chapter in a larger story.  The Holy Spirit uses the pain of shattered dreams to help us discover our desire for God, to help ...

Libby Balch
14th Mar

2013

I recommend this book to my clients often and it seems to help those who are exhausted, angry, confused or fearful; who sense their relationships could be healthier and less burdensome, less complicated.  This is the basic book on boundaries and can help ...

Libby Balch
14th Mar

2013

Gary Thomas writes with beauty and wisdom about marriage.  The title says it all:  What if marriage is more about making us mature and complete and not as much about making me happy?  What if “happily ever after” is not only a myth, but is ...

Libby Balch
14th Mar

2013

Healthy boundaries can help couples have more satisfying, deeply connected marriages.  When we can clearly and respectfully ask for what we want and need and be clear about what is my responsibility versus my spouse’s, marriage works well.  There ...

Libby Balch
10th Mar

2013

Men and women respond in different ways to stress that is caused by their jobs.  A fight or flight reaction is more common in men; “women are more likely to have a ‘tend and befriend’ response, seeking comfort in relationships and care ...

Libby Balch
8th Mar

2013

This is one of the best books I’ve read in years, and I’m recommending it to many clients and friends.  Dr. Thompson is a psychiatrist who proclaims “a new way of understanding and experiencing our life with God, using the language of neuroscience ...

Libby Balch
7th Mar

2013

Psychology Today publishes blogs from its readers.  In the April 2013 edition (see page 24), “Relationship Reality Check:  Stealth Problems Can Chip Away at Even the Strongest Unions”, bloggers comment on subtle problems that can chip away at a ...