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The Power of Asking the Right Question

Asmaa - September 23, 2017
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In my first year of studying social work, one of my professors said something I thought was quite profound. It was about the power of asking the right questions. In the field of social work and therapy, she said, we rarely seek to give our clients direct advice. Rather, we seek to empower our clients to make their own decisions by asking them the right …

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Seeking His Shade: Growing up in the Worship of God

Asmaa - February 28, 2017
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Have you ever heard the saying — Youth is wasted on the young? Those of us who can still lay claim to being young often have no real sense of the value of our youth. We’re strong in body, passionate in emotion, and have ample free time that makes older folks envious. There are young people who use their youthful years wisely, and others who …

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The Lost Art of Giving Advice

Asmaa - July 25, 2016
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Ahhh the familiar scent of the sweaty dungeons of hurtful, unsolicited advice that push people away from the faith. How I loathe thee. Chances are that you’ve been on the receiving end (and probably giving end – no judgment here) of unsolicited and sometimes hurtful “advice” at some point in your life. Giving good advice is a beautiful thing, and being receptive to positive change …

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A Guide To Following Your Passion… For Kids!

Asmaa - January 7, 2016
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By Helal Musleh Kids are notoriously known for their fleeting interests. One day they’re avid spider-man fans, and the next day they’ve forgotten all about him! However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t instill a desire to pursue a positive passion in our kids from a very young age. In fact, it’s much less about what your kids pursue, than it is about teaching your …

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