Boundaries For Your Soul

How to Become More Wholehearted

In Steps One through Four of this newsletter series, I’ve shared the benefits of focusing on and befriending a hurting part of your soul, inviting Jesus to draw near it, and unburdening it. In this final step of the Five Steps of Taking a You-Turn, we’ll explore how to integrate a once-troubled part into your […]

How To Work With Your Inner Critic and Other Common Parts of The Soul

Would you talk to loved ones the same way you talk to yourself? Or are you harder on yourself than with those you love the most? Why does our Inner Critic (nearly everybody has one!) sometimes work so hard? And what can you do if its help isn’t always so . . . helpful? As […]

How to Unburden a Hurting Part of Your Soul

Imagine trying to run a marathon hauling a backpack full of rocks. That’s what it’s like to go through life carrying painful memories, extreme beliefs, stubborn feelings, or even physical problems that parts of you take on as a result of challenging experiences. You can develop burdens any time, starting in childhood. The fourth step […]

How to Invite Jesus to Draw Near to a Hurting Part of Yourself

Did you know you can turn your shame into joy, your anger into advocacy and your inner critic into your biggest champion? You can do so by following “The Five Steps of Taking a You-Turn.” In my last two newsletters, I outlined Steps One and Two: How to focus on and befriend a challenging part […]

How to Befriend a Part of Yourself You Don’t Like

In my last newsletter, we explored Step One of Taking a You-Turn . . . focus on a thought or feeling that needs your attention. Now, let me ask you: When you give a challenging part of yourself your close attention, how do you feel toward it? Do you notice that you don’t like it? […]

How to Focus on an Overwhelming Part of Yourself

Each week in my counseling practice, I am granted sacred access to the inner worlds of clients with differing world views, cultural backgrounds, economic means, and religious affiliations. While some differences are more obvious than others, it’s what unites these brave souls that inspires me: They are seeking a way to calm the chaos within […]

Kim Explains How to Become the Most Peaceful Person You Know on This Two-Part “Restoring the Soul” Podcast

Listen in on Kim and podcaster Michael John Cusick’s two-part conversation that will help you cultivate freedom, flourishing, and wholeness of heart through Jesus-shaped spirituality.

Guest Blog #2 for Ann Voskamp

I’m honored and grateful for Ann Voskamp’s unflagging support for “Boundaries for Your Soul.” Here’s my second guest blog for Ann: “When Your Marriage & Close Relationships Veer: How to Take a You-Turn.” As you face tension in your marriage – or within any close relationship – take a You-Turn to gain clarity and communicate more effectively.