[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Columns : Relationships Matter - Cedric Beckles Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 - 1:48:09 PM
Relationships Matter - Cedric Beckles Feed


Columns : Relationships Matter - Cedric Beckles
Parenting and Favoritism - Apr 23, 2010 - 1:30:18 PM

Parenting provides the greatest opportunity to impact the world by impacting children.  God graciously placed children in the hands of parents, totally helpless, empty brain (knowledge), prejudice free and emotionally entangled free.  Thus the journey begins for dad and mom to mold and equip each child to succeed before God and in a cruel, unrestrained world of people. 

Parents are to unconditionally and totally embrace each child equally, but not necessarily parent each child in the same manner; the personality of the child determines the style of parenting needed. Nevertheless, there is however; a common, destructive, behavior that has almost become part and parcel of parenting, and it is favoritism.  Before listing the negative results of favoritism...

Columns : Relationships Matter - Cedric Beckles
Tips to improve your life and your relationships - Apr 7, 2010 - 11:56:21 AM

Socrates once said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.”  An unexamined life will never reach its full potential because faults will not be seen and adjustments not made.  Throughout the scriptures persons are called to examine their current state for improvement.  When persons are challenged to improve their quality of life it is often thought of as improvement in the material possession owned, but true quality enchantment is character development.  Practices of the following will, without doubt, enhance your life.

From John 10:10:

1.   Work on your most obvious fault.  Luke 6:41;  2.   Own your feelings.  Proverbs 25:28;   3.   Stop blaming others for your actions or reactions...

Columns : Relationships Matter - Cedric Beckles
The Blended Family - Jan 21, 2010 - 12:38:50 PM

The blended family will become, if not already, the standard model of the family in the western world. What is a blended family? The author describes the blended family as one where the children associated with the marriage are related biologically to only one parent. These children can be adults or minors.

The main contributors to the formation of blended families are second marriages, single parents marrying to one other than the child’s biological parent and adoptions. A sad fact about blended families is the success rate is not as good as the non-blended families. The good news however is, by adequately addressing key issues one of two things will happen. The first possible outcome is no marriage because by addressing these pertinent areas the only sensible course of action is to STOP...
Columns : Relationships Matter - Cedric Beckles
Developing Healthy Relationships as a Stepparent - Part 2 - Jan 5, 2010 - 1:55:54 PM

One of the most challenging and complicated problems facing families today is the issue of developing and maintaining healthy relationships with stepchildren. Undoubtedly, many new spouses must feel, upon entering into a stepfamily situation, that they are suddenly expected to act like Superman and "leap tall buildings with a single bound."

Teach and model repentance and forgiveness in your relationships

Joshua once said, "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15). Are you proclaiming this to your children by your words and by your actions? To what extent are you willing to go to make this a reality?

Columns : Relationships Matter - Cedric Beckles
Developing Healthy Relationships as a Stepparent - Part 1 - Dec 30, 2009 - 9:32:52 AM

One of the most challenging and complicated problems facing families today is the issue of developing and maintaining healthy relationships with stepchildren. Undoubtedly, many new spouses must feel, upon entering into a step family situation, that they are suddenly expected to act like Superman and "leap tall buildings with a single bound."

Though stepfamilies may look like traditional nuclear families on the outside, the dynamics on the inside are very different. Two completely unique family cultures, two completely different sets of traditions, two completely different ways of dealing with issues must now reach happy (or at least peaceful) coexistence in one family.

Think about it: Roles for everyone are jumbled and confused … responsibilities are not clear cut as they usually are in a traditional family …

Columns : Relationships Matter - Cedric Beckles
The Power of Connection - Dec 18, 2009 - 9:23:22 PM

Healthy connections are essential for healthy relationships.  This connection is called intimacy, and contrary to how most think, it is not synonymous with sex although sex is a component of intimacy.  Here are a few words that comprise a working definition of intimacy: closeness, togetherness, friendship, understanding, affection and tenderness.   Every person needs connection (intimacy) because God created humans to connect.  It has been proven that a new born baby may die if there is no nurturing contact with others.  A person who is appropriately connected through significant relationships is well on the way to leading a fulfilled and rewarding life.   

As human beings we long for connection to the point that many tolerate and make effort to sustain obviously unhealthy relationships just for some source of connection...

Columns : Relationships Matter - Cedric Beckles
The Quality of a Person’s Life is Determined by the Quality of His Relationships - Dec 10, 2009 - 2:26:12 PM

CedricPastor03.jpg
When one thinks of a quality life, almost invariably, money, possessions, and status are some of the things in the forefront of ones thoughts.  To some extent the things mentioned do add a significant measure of quality to ones life, but beyond this the non-tangibles essentials needed to bring ultimate qualities to ones life can only come from healthy relationships.

Do relationships matter and are they impacting?  Unhealthy, dysfunctional relationships are stressful, peace disrupters, sleep inhibitor, emotionally exhausting, physically dangerous (abusive) and mentally disruptive, all of which contributes to physical ailments.  On the other hand, healthy, functional relationships bring stability, joy, happiness, emotional and physical connection, sense of wellbeing, enhance self-worth,  and contentment just to name a few... 

<< prev page    next page >>

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
News
Bills Establishing Integrity Commission, Office of Public Prosecutions High on House Agenda
UK High Commissioner-Designate Asif Ahmad paid courtesy call on Prime Minister Minnis
Building Bahamas’ agriculture sector
BIFS highlights more than 150 at Annual Award Ceremony
Attorney General Opens 2017 Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting
Community
Former Ranfurly Homes’ resident adjusts focus
Domino’s Supports S.T.R.A.W.’s International Day Of The Girl Event
RBPF Nassau: Police nab suspect in latest murder, several Others Being Sought - Police urge public to settle conflicts amicably
RBPF Nassa: Investigation in early morning shooting death continues - Security guard arrested for an illegal gun - Traffic accident victim dies in Hospital
ALIV Events Manager Models with Mom for Breast Cancer Awareness
Bahamian Politics
Remarks by Hon. Philip Brave Davis on the Occasion of New Providence Central Regional Meeting
We are Good To PLP Women lineup in support behind Brave Davis!
Philip Brave Davis delivers another successful campaign stop in Central and South Eleuthera
Address by PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis at the Conclave hosted by the New Providence Branch of he Progressive Liberal Party
Remarks by Philip Brave Davis as he launched his campaign for Leader of the PLP
Bahamas Weather
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Wednesday, October 18th
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast starting October 16
Severe Weather Warning Issued for Abaco
Alert #3 - Hurricane Watch Issued for Southeast Bahamas and Turks & Caicos
Alert #1 - Hurricane Alert now in effect for Southeast Bahamas, and Turks & Caicos
Sports
Results - The National Tennis Centre 1st Membership Tournament
Top Junior Tennis Athletes shine overseas
Freeport Rugby Football Club: Registration for Boys’ Soccer Programme Saturday October 7th and 14th
The Tennis Play and Stay Campaign
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina to Host Inaugural Wahoo Tournament October 19-21, 2017
Columns
Sharon Turner: I’m Grand Bahamian & I support assisting Dominica’s storm victims
Neo Yokio - Show review by Rouén Robinson
Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Death Note:Review by Rouén Robinson
Save Dean's Voice
Events Calendars
Aliv Hope Gala Ball under the patronage of Bahamas PM & Mrs. Minnis is this Saturday
Paint Fair plans 2 big events on October 11th & 13th
Grand Bahama Events Calendar
New Providence Events Calendar
Family Islands Events Calendar
Entertainment
Culinary Fusion Expo 2017 set for Nov. 11th at Grand Lucayan
Presidente Beer Music Vibes Tour returns with Hip Hop Headliner
1 Month 2 big events: Aliv Hope Gala Ball & Aliv Pink Party
Dinner & Free Marinaside Uppercut Concert series resumes September 30th
47th Annual BASRA Swim race & Beach Party w/ Uppercut 242
Sales & Promotions
Up to 40% off at Dolly's Radio Shack Sound Savings Sale
Celebrate National Heroes Day at Grand Lucayan
Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island reopens after Hurricane Irma
Flying Fish "Casual Sundays" is the place to be!
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
Arts & Culture
Leila O’Brien: A Creative Flower in Full Bloom
Cargo Stars Warren Brown, Jimmy Jean-Louis & Omar J Dorsey to attend Gala Premiere at Atlantis
Miami Carnival to Showcase the Diversity of The Caribbean On Sunday, October 8
Nicki Minaj responds to Celebrity Artist’s portrait of her that was painted with makeup!
Oswald Brown's new book showcased at 47th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Legislative Weekend
Streaming Multimedia
Free Uppercut Concert at Dive In postponed due to Matthew
A Mouth Full explores gourmet pizzas at Domino's
Bahamian filmmaker releases "Atlas Calling" as an urgent call to protect the ocean
A Mouth Full: Sweet Treats at Mortimer's Candies
A Mouth Full: Organic Living from 'Field to Fork'
Inside The Bahamas Weekly
Moultrie Elected 54th Speaker of the House of Assembly
Receive our "Top 70 Stories of the Week"
Contact The Bahamas Weekly Team
50 Years of Majority Rule Celebrated in a People’s March, Speeches, Culture & Entertainment
New insect species discovered at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera
Navigation (Site Directions)
Finding your way around our Website
Opportunities
HGTV Seeks Bahamas Realtors! HGTV Seeks Homebuyers!
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
HGTV Seeks Realtors and Home Buyers for New "Bahamas Life" TV Show
Popup Show In Grand Bahama to Encourage Entrepreneurship
The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society Summer Camp Scholarship Talent Competition
The Bahamas Boasts
IADB designates Nassau as an "Emerging Sustainable City"
Bahamas announces New Marine Protected Areas
Parallax rides a "Bahama Blue" tide to World Oceans Day
The Bahamian Flag Makes it to the Top of the World
Palm Cay Marina Voted ‘1st Choice’ by Boaters Around the World for 3rd Consecutive Year
A Taste Of The Bahamas
Bahamas seaplane pilot Paul Harding reveals a lifetime of adventures in new memoir: Sharks in the Runway
(VIDEO) Ocean Waves Nature Sounds of The Bahamas
Etiquette for The National Flag of The Bahamas
Junkanoo: Hidden Treasure of the Bahamas
Bahamas Investment Authority frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Market Place
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
2010 Toyota Vitz for Sale: Proceeds to the Humane Society
2003 Buick Regal for Sale in Grand Bahama
His and Hers Mercedes Benz for Sale
Focus on Fashion
Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/Summer 18 Schedule Released
Korean designers represent in an international Vancouver Fashion Week SS18
Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade
American designer, Jeff Garner to take Prophetik to Eco Fashion Week Australia
Founder of Eco Fashion Week Australia hopes to inspire designers
Hot Links
Websites we'd like you to know about...
at a glance
New Providence Events Calendar
Quote of the Week - Words Have Weight
PayPal now accepts Bahamian based credit cards
VAT Bahamas
Free VAT Filing Workshop offered from June 13- June 15 in Grand Bahama
D.I.R Announces Operation Enhancement Measures
VAT Filing & Payment Deadline Changes
VAT: Request for Filing Extensions after Hurricane Matthew
VAT Taken Off Some Educational Fees
Health
National Health Insurance (NHI) - Press Release Customer Service Representatives (CSRs)
Life expectancy in the Americas increases to 75 years
National Health Insurance Authority Board members announced
Health facilities in seven Caribbean countries to be transformed to be disaster resistant
Laboratory services now available under NHI Bahamas
Opinions
Fred Smith on Bahamas Immigration Reform: "An enlightened & progressive approach "
Monte Pratt: The challenges of Renewable Energy in the Bahamas
Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man."
Rick Lowe: I’m not mad at the IMF
The gods must be laughing
Medical Education Review Program (MERP)
DeVry Medical International to close Grand Bahama based M.E.R.P. Program
Join Our Team: MERP Staff Accountant (4 Month Term)
Grand Bahama Minister meets Medical Executives
MERP Supports the Arts in Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama landlords updated on MERP housing requirements
Ross University
DeVry Medical International Calls on Minister Darville
New MERP session underway at Ross Bahamas site
Ross University School of Medicine Expands Affiliation with Premier U.S. Teaching Hospitals
Ross University promotes Dr. George Lotocki to Director of the Medical Education Review Program
Dr. Thomas Shepherd to Retire as President of Ross University