Just Asking with Peter Banzon Have you heard of the statement” It’s a claim that a mother is of more value or importance than a spouse. It is a statement I disagree with but it raises an important question. Is it possible to side with my spouse without dishonoring my mother? How? Many conflicts arise when there is a misunderstanding concerning the roles that a mother and your spouse plays in your ...[Read More]
Ang asawa, pwedeng palitan, pero ang nanay, hindi?
Redeeming Time for a New Beginning
I was in college when I met in church my “now” ex-husband. He was on the worship team and so was I. He eventually became the Youth Pastor. But it wasn’t long before I realized that the unhealthy compromises, I had made in my previous relationship were starting again, this time, with him. We both knew it was wrong, but it was so hard to stop. We were living a “double-life”. In church, I was stil ...[Read More]
I easily get offended by what my friends say
with Peter Banzon Q: My friends think I’m cool, but the truth is I easily get offended by what they might do or say. How do I deal with this feeling? A: Being easily offended is a difficult problem. You may be overly sensitive and regard many things as offensive. When people offend you and it remains unresolved, each new offense digs deeper into your soul and may make you bitter. Bitterness is ...[Read More]
Our Relationships Can Affect Our Health
by Lorna Carmela A. Protasio, M.D The quality of our relationships can determine our physical health. It can influence the development and management of chronic diseases, determine whether or not we are depressed, and influence our overall well being. Good relationships promote a person’s happiness so that it spills over to others. Good relationships give us more satisfaction in life and a desire ...[Read More]
When Friends Are Not Forever: Quitting a Toxic Friendship
People form relationships in the hopes that they will be mutually beneficial to both parties, each side giving and receiving in turn. However, some friends turn out to be emotional vampires, ever receiving, but never giving. You end up feeling drained and empty. Even worse, your self-esteem can take a serious hit, making you wonder whether you deserve the same love and treatment that you give thes ...[Read More]
A New Year, A New Heart
Belen Estrada is a widow and a mother to 4 children. She shares about her past and how God worked in her life. This is her story. “I grew up in Basilan. Mula pa sa pagkabata, salat na ako sa pagmamahal ng magulang kasi broken home kami. Pinaghiwalay ng lolo ko ang nanay at tatay ko dahil hindi sila kasal. Tatlo kaming magkakapatid and I am the youngest. Sabi ng nanay ko, buwisit daw ako sa buhay n ...[Read More]
Stop at the Red Light!
An interview with Sur del Rosario, Senior Pastor of International Christian Service in Mandaluyong City by Joshua T. Kho Can you solve this word puzzle? As traffic lights are to motorists, and police are to the community, and guidance counsellors are to children, _________ are to peace and order. If you filled in the blank with the word, “boundaries,” you would have the right answer. Traffic light ...[Read More]
Learning to Trust God
“My husband was a drug addict,” says this pretty woman in her early 30’s. I met her at a church gathering a few years ago and now she tells me her story. She was a working student in college when she got pregnant. She and her boyfriend decided to get married. Her husband was jobless but she really loved him. With her savings, she opened a store so that her husband could get busy and earn but inste ...[Read More]
Parents, Kids & Character | Moms Magazine 38
It's the time of the year to celebrate the birth of the most generous Giver of all times, Jesus Christ. God's generosity never ceases. but sometimes we fail to see His gifts when bad things happen to us and we question God's motives.
From “Woman of The World” to “Woman of the Word”
Bettina Robles, the Marketing Manager and co-owner of Breakthrough Asia Trading, says she grew up having to live on hand-me-downs and borrowed things – from books to school bags, to uniforms and shoes. “Little did I know that I would also have to make do with a ‘borrowed’ partner later on in life”,