Author Archives: Shannon Newton

About Shannon Newton

Shannon Newton (MS, LPC) is a professional counselor in Northwest Arkansas. A 2010 graduate of John Brown University's master's counseling program, Shannon writes about matters of every day life and faith.
  • Have It Your Way? Submission, Marriage & True Freedom

    Posted on April 4, 2017 by in Blog, Uncategorized

    We live in a culture that says you can, “Have it your way.” This philosophy has slipped over into every area of life. We begin to think we can have every part of our life customized — designed in just the way we want it to be. Inherent in this kind of thinking is the idea that we know what is best for our lives, that we actually know what we need. When we live this way, our focus begins to narrow, to become more and more self-centered. We also miss out on so many beautiful blessings that could come our way if we were less picky.

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