Faith, Forgiveness, Grace, Pain and suffering, Surviving Adultery and Divorce, Uncategorized

Lies!

“Hello. I know you don’t know me but a few years ago, I met (your ex-husband) on a dating site….He mentioned the divorce on that first date but didn’t give much details. We continued to go out and I would kind of press him on the issue. He made it sound like you were the… Continue reading Lies!

Emotional Abuse, Forgiveness, Hope, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

It Takes Two and Other Myths About Adultery and Divorce

It takes two… I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase as it applies to many different things in this life. I spent the majority of my life believing that divorce took two, that if a divorce occurred it was because both people were responsible for the failure. I now know just how wrong that belief is.… Continue reading It Takes Two and Other Myths About Adultery and Divorce

Emotional Abuse, Forgiveness, Grace, marriage, Pain and suffering

Baggage Check

After walking through a very difficult week, it was the final straw. “That’s it,” Roy began. “Take care of it now.” His tone took me by surprise. We’d had a really good day, and I was trying to take care of the issue he was confronting me with now. His words hit me hard as… Continue reading Baggage Check

Faith, Forgiveness, Hope, Pain and suffering

When You Don’t Get a Hollywood Ending: Three Lessons from the Movie I Can Only Imagine

I’ll never forget the first time I heard I Can Only Imagine. Our church’s youth group had just returned from a Texas youth event where a new band had sung their debut song. It so impacted our youth and workers that they came back and played the song for us. Now, the story behind the… Continue reading When You Don’t Get a Hollywood Ending: Three Lessons from the Movie I Can Only Imagine

Faith, Forgiveness, Pain and suffering, Surviving Adultery and Divorce, Uncategorized

Practical Advice for Divorce

Divorce. The word alone strikes fear into the heart of people. Maybe you lived through your parents’ divorce. Maybe you watched friends’ marriages suffer the ultimate destruction. Maybe you’ve walked that dreaded path…or you fear your marriage is heading down that road now. I’m not sure there’s another pain in this life that compares to… Continue reading Practical Advice for Divorce

Anger, consecrate, Dating, Faith, Forgiveness, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering, promises, Spiritual Growth, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Desires and Delight

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37:4 “God,” I cried out as the tears streamed down my face and my feet pounded the pavement, “I want to desire you. I want to delight in you. But, honestly, I really just want a husband.” I had escaped the… Continue reading Desires and Delight

consecrate, Dating, Faith, Forgiveness

Be the One…

My friend told me of a conversation he had recently. Recently, a small group from high had an impromptu gathering, men and women. It seems, however, that most of the participants had recently walked through divorces. As they talked, the conversation came around to what men are looking for in women. “We want Dena Johnson,”… Continue reading Be the One…

Book Reviews, Forgiveness, Grace

Come With Me

There we were, gathered around the table. Jesus, the twelve disciples, and myself. I watched Jesus closely, mesmerized by His every move, His every word. And that’s when He stood, grabbed a towel and a basin. One by one He knelt at our feet, taking the form of a servant. Peter. James. John. Love emanating… Continue reading Come With Me