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Cathy Patterson-Sterling

Cathy Patterson-Sterling is a Christian counselor with a counseling ministry called Real Life Tool Box. She is an author, speaker, wife, mother and friend. Through her counseling ministry, she offers more than 50 e-learning audio play courses to help people grow in faith and have their healthiest relationships. She is passionate about helping people find freedom from fear or other emotional strongholds that are holding them back from living out their greatest potential in God's plans for their lives.

Signs Of A Rebound Relationship

I had ended a five-year relationship because he didn’t want to get married, and I was tired of being someone’s girlfriend. Time was ticking, and I wanted a life … a married life. What I didn’t realize is that after leaving this relationship I was on the rebound, and I rebounded like an elastic band into the arms of another …

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Fishing In The Wrong Sea Of Dating

Have you ever had a relationship fail to work out, as friends and family said, “Don’t worry, there are always more fish in the sea”? Be encouraged! Grab this imaginary fishing rod as you charge into the sea of dating opportunity again. If your experience is anything like my reality in dating, then you may grow tired of casting that …

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When Dating Becomes An Emotional Battlefield

I hadn’t realized it, but my dates were becoming a job interview. I was on rapid fire with interrogating questions, evaluating whether the person across from me at the dinner table was an “asset” or a “liability.” Had I worked all these years to hook up with someone who was lazy and would live off my career earnings? Did he want …

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Learning From Disappointment

Have you ever wanted something so bad that your body ached in anticipation? You may have wanted a new love, that great new career or the fulfillment of your dreams. Even worse, have you desired something so dearly and believed you would get it, only to find that it was snatched away from you at the last minute? This is …

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Why People Have Emotional Affairs

I had a boyfriend once, and when we would go out for dinner, he was always glancing around the room wondering who else was in the restaurant. Often I felt like he was half-listening to me, and his commitment to our relationship was less than stellar. So it was no shock when he left me for another woman. In fact, …

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Is Your Dating Cup Half Empty Or Half Full?

Gloria is meeting new people, and she has a positive attitude towards dating. In fact, her dating cup is half full. She keeps her expectations low, and she knows with mathematical certainty that the more she gets out there to meet new people, the greater her chances of meeting potential new love. As a result, Gloria focuses on remaining upbeat …

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Five Signs That You Can Trust Your New Love

I have often looked back at failed relationships and wondered how I could have ever really trusted the people I have dated in the past. If there were obvious red flags and warning signs, I had clearly missed them, because I sat multiple times on the edge of an absolute train wreck of a relationship. Now that I have been …

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Lessons From The Mistletoe

I entered the doorway of our company staff party, looking up at the mistletoe above the door. How could a simple little plant provoke a flirtation and an innocent-enough kiss? I paused for a moment, only to realize that there was no one on the other side of that door who, in my opinion, was “mistletoe-worthy.” There would be no …

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Lessons In Love From Canada Geese

I am Canadian, and here we have Canadian geese, and yes, they fly south for the winter. Canada geese also mate for life. They are masters at perfect flight formation as they take turns in perfect tandem, with one brave soul piercing the air of the V formation at the front so the rest of them can take turns and …

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Is Couple Envy Getting You Down?

Love seats in furniture outlets, double occupancy rooms in hotels and tables for two at restaurants are but a few examples of the constants in a couples-oriented world. As a single person, you are reminded always that you are missing something or someone if you don’t fit into an equation that is divisible by two. As a result, many singles …

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