September 24, 2020
Meet Yvette Seltz
I want to encourage you to read the new weekly blog written by Dr. Marie Yvette Hernández-Seltz, PhD, MS, the Director of Candescent Counseling, Consulting & Coaching, LLC. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and an MS in Industrial / Organizational Psychology and has spent the past 15 years studying self-esteem, self-confidence, responsibility, and the effects of environment and culture on the individual. It will be posted each week on the Family Shield website.
As a Christian Counselor Yvette has been our guest on the Family Shield radio program numerous times over the years. Her blog will help you grow in your faith and strengthen your relationship with family and friends!
I got acquainted with Yvette when I served on the Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) Board of Directors some years ago. At the time her husband, Dr. Rev. Gregory Seltz, was speaker of The Lutheran Hour. Today he is the Executive Director of The Lutheran Center on Religious Liberty in Washington DC.
Why not listen to a program Yvette and I recorded a few years ago on Divorce and Our Children. We also recorded a program with her and her husband on Go First into the Home. I promise you will be blessed as you listen and read her weekly blog. Would you help us expand our reach and share this invitation with your church community, family and friends? Thank you!
Below is an excerpt of a recent blog by Yvette Seltz. We hope you enjoy it.
Kay L. Meyer
Read a Recent Blog
September 16, 2020
Here's a recent blog written by Yvette Seltz. It discusses lying. Why do we lie? Do Christians lie? And why should we tell the truth! We hope you enjoy reading it each week on our website.
I'm Lying, Believe Me
by Yvette Seltz | September 16, 2020
Does the title of my article make you uncomfortable? It is a bit disconcerting, isn’t it? Lying…why do we do it? There are many reasons we choose to lie. We do it to avoid trouble, to not hurt feelings, to look good on a resumé, to get a date or to break a date. We lie about our weight, our age, our salary. We lie to save face, to make people laugh, or simply to make life easier. At least that is what we tell ourselves. Unconsciously, we are trying to be happy and preserve our ego. Many individuals believe that Christians, should be the most transparent and sincerest people to populate the planet. But the truth is, we are not. As Christians, many of us want others to think that we have our emotions, our family, our relationships, our finances, our faith…everything in order even as we struggle on a daily basis.
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Grandparents are Important in Grandchildren's Lives
- Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of their own. They like other peoples children.
- A grandfather is a man & a grandmother is a lady!
- Grandparents don't have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. It is good that they like to drive us to the shopping center and give us money.
- When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.
- They show and talk to us about the colors of the flowers and also why we shouldn't step on 'cracks.'
- They tell us stories about when they were young.
- They don't say, 'Hurry up.'
- They have to answer questions like 'Why isn't God married?' and 'How come dogs chase cats?'
- When they read to us, they don't skip words. They don't mind if we ask them to read the same story over and over.
- Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television because they like to spend time with us.
- They know we should have snack time before bed time, and they say prayers with us and kiss us even when we've acted bad.
For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded now lives in you also (2 Tim. 1:5).
Why not tell us how your grandfather or grandmother impacted your faith and life?