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

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Anger, Hope, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

When Bitterness Consumes You

Monday, I drove out of state for work. A quick down-and-back trip, but it provided ample time to think and pray and listen to sermons. It was a welcome change of pace. Before I left, I was faced with an unexpected situation that brought a flood of memories to the front of my mind, reminding… Continue reading When Bitterness Consumes You

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, 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

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

Grace, Guilt, Ministry, Pain and suffering

When A Pastor Falls

I like to listen to sermons. When I drive. When I run. When I get ready for work. I often have a podcast playing, just to keep my mind focused. I have several favorites on my playlist. I regularly listen to Mark Batterson at National Community Church, Andy Stanley at North Point Community Church, Craig… Continue reading When A Pastor Falls