Faith, Grace, Guilt, Pain and suffering, parenting

When You Feel Like a Parenting Failure

I’m not sure there has ever been a moment as heart-breaking as that one. My good intention had totally devastated my child.

Emotional Abuse, Faith, Guilt, Pain and suffering, Surviving Adultery and Divorce, Uncategorized

How the Church Contributes to the Pain of Divorce

The tears welled up as the dagger was stuck into my heart and twisted so deeply. The stereotypical comment was more than my bleeding heart could handle. In that moment, I contemplated never stepping foot in a church again.

Forgiveness, Guilt, Hope, sexual purity, Uncategorized

When We Fail at Purity

God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor— not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways…God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives.… Continue reading When We Fail at Purity

Grace, Guilt, parenting, Uncategorized

#balance

Have you ever noticed that balance is absolutely essential in life and yet so difficult to attain? The last two years have been indescribable. Wonderful. Hard. Emotional. Chaotic. And very, very busy. My life was going well. I was a very busy single mom, working full-time, building a ministry. Now take that incredibly busy life… Continue reading #balance

Emotional Abuse, Grace, Guilt, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Shame and Guilt…No More!

“For I hate divorce!” says the Lord, the God of Israel. Malachi 2:16 I’ve heard it quoted by so many people. It’s been thrown in my face, reminding me what a sinful person I am for walking away from my marriage. I’ve been told I am required to live a celibate life until my death,… Continue reading Shame and Guilt…No More!

Faith, Grace, Guilt, parenting

You Have Permission

Being a parent is hard. Being a single parent is extremely hard. Single Mom or single Dad. Never married. Divorced. Widowed. One child. Two children. Eight children. No matter the reason you are a single parent, the struggles are real. The struggles are often overwhelming. The struggles are often similar. When you are divorced and… Continue reading You Have Permission