marriage, Uncategorized

To Be or Not To Be

I've been under the weather this week, so I asked my sweet friend Denise Broadwater to guest post for me. Enjoy!! In marriage, like any other relationship, “to be or not to be, that is the question.” And regardless of what you hear from others walking around you at church or at work, we are… Continue reading To Be or Not To Be

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Hope, marriage, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

Truths About the Christian Life

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Last week, I wrote about the battle I’ve been waging in my mind. It’s been a major war between believing… Continue reading Truths About the Christian Life

Faith, Grace, marriage, prayer, remarriage, Uncategorized

Calling All Prayer Warriors

It’s hard to believe Roy and I will soon celebrate our first anniversary. Our year has been…indescribable. There have been incredible moments of joy. We have enjoyed the companionship. It’s been great to watch him bond with my kids, to see him step up to the plate as the dad my kids have always wanted.… Continue reading Calling All Prayer Warriors

Emotional Abuse, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

Behind Closed Doors

I wrote this article a couple years ago. It has come to my mind repeatedly today as I have been debating how the church (particularly the Southern Baptist Church) deals with abuse in marriage. Unfortunately, many want to continue to turn a blind eye to the abuse and destruction that is so prevalent. Many fail… Continue reading Behind Closed Doors

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

cancer, Faith, fatherless, grief, marriage, Pain and suffering

For Better or Worse…

For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, ‘till death do we part… When we took those vows a little over six months ago, we never dreamed “or worse” would describe the first stage of our marriage. But it has. These last months have been filled with heartache and pain,… Continue reading For Better or Worse…

Grace, Hope, marriage, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

Happily Ever After

…and they lived happily ever after. I’m not sure who dreamed up this phrase, but they certainly aren’t familiar with real life. I’ve always been brutally honest with all of you. And here’s the brutal honest truth: Blending two families into one is not for the faint of heart. Don’t get me wrong. I love… Continue reading Happily Ever After