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Healthy Living

Healthy Living

The Just Between Us website has a vast online library of content covering the entire spectrum of healthy living. There are articles that share testimonials, celebrate overcoming obstacles, and provide abundant resources for all of these areas that affect our lives on every level.

We live in a world that invites us to binge on digital connectedness, eat poorly, be consumed with busyness, strive for perfection and meeting everyone’s expectations downplaying our need for rest and refreshment as we continue be deceived into thinking that we have thriving relationships—when in fact, we live by texting and through email communication far more than face to face exchanges and time well spent with others that we know and love. Excuses abound for why we don’t have the time and energy to embrace a lifestyle that includes healthy choices on every level.  

Our web content will help you examine difficult scenarios and work through specific situations that affect relational, spiritual, physical, mental and emotional health. You will find encouragement, compassion, sound biblical teaching and vast resources that cover every area of healthy living in today’s complicated and fast-paced world.

We are very complex beings and only a living God could have created us -- body, mind and spirit- as we are. It is by our physical bodies that we function and connect to the world with our five senses. Our mind is what gives us our intelligence, personality and our ability to live out our relationships with God and other people and with ourselves.  Our spirit gives meaning to life. At the deepest level our spirit enables us to love one another, ourselves and commune with God. 

You will find a very detailed list of healthy living topics on the Just Between Us Health tab on the homepage of our website.  In addition to the 5 major areas of physical, emotional, spiritual, relational and mental health we also cover many other aspects of healthy living including: depression, self-esteem, worry, fear, bitterness, guilt, substance abuse, rest and renewal, and many more. 

There is help and hope for all of us as we identify our weaknesses, struggles, disappointments, desires and resolutions for desiring to live healthy lives tending to our bodies, souls, minds and spirits. As Philippians 4:8 states, “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”  

God created us to live in constant fellowship with Him and in peace and harmony with one another. Seek Him first in all things and avail yourself of all the wonderful resources here to help you attain a God honoring lifestyle that benefits not only yourself, but everyone else that you are called to serve and love!


God told the children of Israel, who were exceedingly worried about their Jericho challenge, to go around the problem once, then go back to camp and get on with life till the next day. more

Worry

Only God knows everything and only God is perfect. more

Contentment

Learn to "look away"...from fears with faith, from faults with forgiveness, from anger with love...and live life with less regret. more

Emotional Health

Emotional wounds leave scars that sometimes itch. Past painful episodes subtly shape our attitudes and behaviors for years to come. We need God's help for the healing of memories. more

Emotional Health

It doesn’t happen overnight. I call it “the grumbles” - a gradual seeping in of negative thoughts. Life can be hard. But God is faithful and, as we cling to Him, He will show us how to live and love. more

Emotional Health

Am I allowing social media to define who I am? Remember, it is in Christ alone that we find our true identity, and our complete freedom to be who God has made and redeemed us to be. more

Self Esteem

God is not looking for perfect people with perfect children, perfect marriages, and perfect lives. Let go of your inadequacy and let God fill in your "gaps". more

Emotional Health

We are spending so much time looking down at screens that we each get caught up in our own digital distraction and miss how much there is to be thankful for. more

Gratitude

Studies show the more time we spend on social media the more fearful we become. When so much time is spent seeking other's approval, it's easy to forget the truth - God's love is all we need. more

Emotional Health

Learn to be intentional about growing older gracefully and living a gracious, generous and grateful life. more

Physical Health

Our thoughts matter. They set the scene for our emotional responses. It's all in the mind, and when our thinking is out of order, it doesn't take long before our emotions follow suit. more

Emotional Health

How many of us take on false guilt over circumstances completely outside our control? Remember, it's not always your fault. more

Emotional Health

Many of us are no strangers to doubt in some form or another. Problems can arise, however, when, our doubts get out of control, and we find ourselves in a faith crisis. more

Emotional Health

Since it can be difficult to balance the lingering holiday treats with the treadmill, here are some tips on how to stay fit throughout the busy holiday season…and beyond. more

Physical Health

We cannot control all situations we find ourselves in. Yet, God has given us control in the ways that count. We can leave all in His hands knowing that He is completely worthy of our trust. more

Emotional Health

The secret to defeating comparison is to simply remember that God wants to use you in the place of His calling - a place that only you can fill. more

Self Esteem

Whatever the conflict, our admonition is to forgive and to love. But how do Biblical principles of forgiveness flesh out in the daily working of our faith? How can we learn to forgive? more

Relationship Health

What really happens inside our heads when we're afraid? When we analyze the whole process, it's similar to a chain reaction. more

Emotional Health

If you find yourself facing a change of some kind, face it with dignity, face it with honesty, and face it with growth in mind. Change and growth are essential to a healthy Christian life. more

Emotional Health

Envy is an equal opportunity foe. Learn how to battle envy when it strikes and transform envy with gratitude. Gratitude is the key to your victory over envy. more

Emotional Health