Facing Our Pain


I’ll come straight to the point. I’ve come to recognize other women like myself who have tried to protect themselves by denying the truth of trauma, abuse or sexual addiction in their lives or their spouses’ lives. But the protection we think we create actually prolongs our pain and hurts those we love as well. … More Facing Our Pain

Can You Relate?


Moving our life forward means navigating relationships. This week someone introduced me to a website with tests and tools for discovering our style of relating in relationships based on our past experiences. “Your childhood relational experiences are wired into your behaviors and beliefs, creating imprints called “love styles.” The couple, Milan and Kay Yerkovich, who … More Can You Relate?

He Chose You


For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame… Hebrews 12:2 Jesus thought of you and me when he chose to lay his life down. He thought of being with us as a joy. That’s how much he loves us. He didn’t want to be without us. So he endured the … More He Chose You

Playing With Fire


My heart held a weakness for being led astray by entertaining suitors who flirted and made me feel desirable.”   from The Miracle of Us: Confessions of an Online Dater Can you relate? When we seek relationships, we want to be careful about motives – other people’s as well as ours. Whether online or in person, … More Playing With Fire

Do You Have Hope?


This week’s post is written by my featured author, Tamera Lynn Kraft. She’s given us an encouraging piece about hope and a brief excerpt from her novella, Resurrection of Hope. Often, when life feels stuck or circumstances seem to press in on us, we can lose hope. But Tamara points out that our true hope … More Do You Have Hope?