Category: Maribeth’s Mind

I Never Heard that Story in Sunday School

I Never Heard that Story in Sunday School little girl walking through book into heaven

It was likely in Sept. of 1995.  It was the first time I encountered God clearly interacting with a client and myself.   It was the best ‘Sunday school story’ I had ever heard!  I had been interacting with this lady for many months. (We will call her Tessa for the sake of confidentially.)  She came […]

When is it gossip? When is it not?

When is it gossip? When is it not? two women gossiping

I have had people come to me for help sorting out some distress and then talked in ‘code’, leaving out significant aspects of their distress. They are not wanting to be guilty of slandering another soul.    Have you heard sermons regarding gossip and felt convicted? There are a plethora of references that pop up when […]

Experiencing God and Scripture Through Our Attachment Patterns

Experiencing God and Scripture Through Our Attachment Patterns glasses focused

I have had prescription glasses for years due to stigmatism.  A couple years ago while interacting with a neurological ophthalmologist it was discovered that energy and light were traveling inappropriately through my brain circuitry. And thus, I now have the prisms embedded into my glasses. I now have improved eyesight, seeing the world more clearly. […]

My Distress Due to Lack of Unity and Reconciliation

My Distress Due to Lack of Unity and Reconciliation diverse-group-teamwork

God has gifted me richly with mentors who have contributed greatly to my becoming who I am today! I hold them as treasures and in high regard. [Names have been changed] Ben and James who significantly helped get a foundation built within me as I was grappling with the impact of my early childhood and […]

Distracted David

Distracted David Distracted David

In our last interaction, we focused on the life of “Dismissive Danny”, and the tragic struggle that comes from living a life with minimal awareness of what happens in our lives matters, leaving us to follow rules above the value of relationships. We looked at the importance of ‘coming alive’, and practical ways to move […]

Dismissive Danny

Dismissive Danny dismissive-danny

In my last post I gave a snapshot of what it might look like to grow up in an environment filled with security, mindsight, empathy, consistency and constancy.   While life has challenges for all of us, those who grow up with such a degree of security are able to navigate life’s challenges with resilience that […]

Living Securely

Living Securely living-securely

I recently wrote of a situation in my life, giving responses from different people who have different attachment styles, along with how I was impacted by them. In the following weeks I will look at each Attachment Pattern separately, sharing a possible profile of a person who would have grown up in an environment that […]

The Merry-Go-Round of Attachment Patterns

The Merry-Go-Round of Attachment Patterns the-merry-go-round-of-attachment-patterns-maribeth-poole

God designed us to be securely attached in relationships.  With Him and others. When our relationships go well, we do well in life.  When our relationships are not doing well, our lives can be thrown into anguish and we start swirling. Understanding Attachment Patterns can give us insight into what is behind the quality of […]