When Will My Life Not Suck?: Authentic Hope for the Disillusioned by Ramon L. PressonPersonal crises and disappointments have led many to the pessimistic conclusion that my life sucks. Underneath the contemporary slang are universal and timeless questions about the human condition. People of every age, in every kind of circumstance have wondered to themselves and others: Will my life ever be better than this? Is this as good as it gets? This book is an honest and compassionate look at the real struggles we face in a broken world where bad things do happen. Ramon Presson, a marriage and family counselor, describes his own significant personal struggles, including hospitalization for depression. Using the letter that Paul wrote to the Philippians from prison, Presson shares that hope and joy are possible even when life disappoints. Full of practical suggestions for how you can live with purpose and meaning right in the middle of your everyday struggles, When Will My Life Not Suck? is a hopeful treatment of human suffering from someone who has personally lived it and counseled others through the wilderness. Ramon Presson, M.S., a clinically certified marriage and family therapist for over twenty years, is the founder of LifeChange Counseling and the Marriage Center of Franklin, TN and also served as a pastor with a special focus in ministry to single and single-again adults for twenty years. He is the author of eleven books, including Beyond the Shadows: Discover Hope for Overcoming Depression, Intentional Choices: Discovering Contentment in Stressful Times, and Love Talks for Couples with Dr. Gary Chapman. He is also an award winning poet and a newspaper columnist. Presson lives with his wife and two sons in Thompson Station, TN.
Van Life Sucks
8 Good Reasons Why You Suck At Life
Most of us want the same things- having a great life, enjoying freedom and flexibility in your days, and truly being fulfilled by what you do. In reality, however, very few of us actually do. Most of us will spend our time here going through the motions of a well-balanced life and die with too many regrets to count. And although this post may come off as a tad negative, its purpose is to serve you a much needed wake up call. We can and should be great and do great things.
I see these things a lot, or I repeat them in my own life and end up scarfing down my own words that are simple- yet make life sucky. So, here they are in no particular order…. You can get it on Amazon, book stores, or get a signed copy here. Love this, A! Especially 9.
Not happy with your life, either personally or professionally?
the secret thoughts of an unlikely convert
Stop Sucking At Life
You know that foreboding fear we all have—that something will go terribly wrong and life will never be the same again? Mine is that something will happen to our daughter. She is our only child. We battled infertility for years before conceiving her. So, on a Saturday evening, when we returned back from an evening out to pick her up from the playcare and were greeted by the sight of blood on her face and the sound of inconsolable weeping, my heart just stopped. She had fallen off a playscape headfirst.
You could hear a giant sucking sound coming from deep inside my body. It was a loud and obnoxious sound. To make it required no effort whatsoever on my part. It was instinctual. It just came out. In the early s, it may have been fellow Texan Ross Perot who first said it, but I was the one living it, and back then, I learned that this life of mine is like a vacuum. It knows how to suck!
When thinking about your life, have you often realized you are not really doing the things you could be doing or want to be doing? And when you do, do you already know the solution to your problem? More often than not, people have a lot of responsibilities, and they either fail to see past them, or fail to see the potential they contain within themselves and therefore think that what is happening at that exact moment is non-optional. How can you get past these hurdles? The belief that you cannot change what is happening to you, that you have no control of the outcome of your situation, is why your life sucks. That very thought that you cannot do anything to influence your life and what will happen is what is going to keep you in the same place. Now, consider the job of your dreams, and all of the great things you will receive if you decide to take it.