The other day I decided to hunt around some blogs sharing their internet dating stories. I love to hear stories of people who have met the love of their life online. It confirms the legitimacy of online dating and the validity of it as a viable option for finding one’s soul mate. Unfortunately, I didn’t … More What Are You Looking for?
I heard another story of a brokenhearted woman this week. Hard circumstances followed her through life and relationships never seemed to turn out right. Deceived by men over the years, she wondered if anyone would ever love her purely, rightly, completely—at all. She hates the life she’s found herself trapped in, but doesn’t know how … More Sex Begets Sex
Society glamorizes sex. Why is this? Because it feels good? Because it’s entertaining? We assume that any remote attraction between a man and woman should result in a sexual encounter. Why is that? What are we really seeking? Companies spend billions of dollars each year to promote an activity devoid of any value except a … More The Emptiness of Sexual Encounters
Last week I described some of the lies that have dictated my life. Those lies devastated me like physical blows to my soul. I was left feeling trampled, used, broken, dismayed, wounded, guilty and alone. Hard as I tried, I often gave way to them and believed what they shouted at me. I tried to … More Have Lies Distorted Your Life?
Once upon a time, this was my life… Some days are okay, but most are almost unbearable; like today when I am alone, feeling the weight of my decision to move on and the severity of my family’s situation. I feel extremely isolated and some days my heart hurts so badly. I can’t believe this … More The Lies We Believe
Our sexuality is the core of our being. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 God created us to be like Him as male and female. Those two elements, in God’s perfection, join to form one being; not … More Why Our Sexuality is Open to Attack
It was a startling revelation to realize that I don’t hate sex. In fact, making love with my husband, who adores me and treats me with tender kindness, continues to be a wonderful, fulfilling, intimate event that thrills me. Who would have thought? Not I. That is a testimony to my husband, but even more … More I Don’t Hate Sex
The unpredictability of life with an addict causes stress and inner turmoil. We’ve been looking at the patterns of living with someone who suffers from an addiction, specifically in the area of sexual addiction. Often we can be lulled into a lifestyle of survival, minimizing, denial and isolation that becomes our new normal. We … More Living With an Addict – Part 4
Any of these statements sound familiar? I thought he was my rescue. When our child was born, my husband became sullen, neglectful and harsh. I found a box of pornographic magazines hidden in the closet. By the third drink, he was rude and mean with cruel sarcasm. He really hurt me the other night. There’s … More Living With An Addict – Part 3
Some signs of addiction are obvious. But sometimes we become so accustomed to a dysfunctional life, that we can miss even the most obvious signs of trouble. I often felt like I was crazy because what I believed to be normal seemed like a fantasy; and the reality of my confusing life became familiar–a new … More Living with an Addict – Part 2