Standing Strong in Your Story

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”  Ephesians 6:10 We must learn to stand strong in our stories.  We must decide to stand in…

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Marriage: Bunny slopes and double blacks

Monday, March 20, 2017

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it…

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Perseverance of Children from Divorced Homes

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

“For you have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.” Psalm 71:5 The excitement of freshly sharpened pencils and a new backpack during the…

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What Gets You Out of Bed?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

We love because He first loved us. I John 4:19 Buzz, Buzz, the dreaded sound of the alarm. Stammering out of the bed still half sleep, I feel…

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Heart-Pounding Perseverance

Friday, December 18, 2015

“I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled.” Habakkuk 3:16a This is a picture of…

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Loving an Abusive Person

Monday, August 17, 2015

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’. They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.” (Psalm 14:1) In my…

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Divorce Yourself

Friday, June 12, 2015

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Eph 4:30 NIV My catchphrase response to the word…

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Living with Longing

Monday, April 13, 2015

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. (Psalm 84:11)…

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Loss: Who Will Fill This Hole?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27 Here I was again, facing a second devastating divorce, when my encourager said to me,…

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A Severe Mercy

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Grace’s* Story: At the age of thirty, I loved my job and my friendships. But I wanted a family, and finally that happened when I married. I was wise enough to…

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Losing My Sister’s Friendship

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jordan’s* story: I’d seen the sad movies, and sat across many a cafe table from a teary-eyed young woman suffering from a broken heart. Happily married to my…

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Protecting Myself from Heartache

Friday, October 25, 2013

Kelly’s* Story: As I write this I am on a plane on my way to Omaha to visit my 5 month old niece, a trip I almost cancelled multiple times…

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Just the Beginning

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Lincee’s Story: In 2004, I discovered my husband had been unfaithful after 10 years of dating and two years of marriage. I didn’t see it coming. I did…

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Wow, My Husband is an Alcoholic

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sandy’s Story: My life was moving right along according to “The Plan.” I met my future husband in college, we started our careers, got married at 26, bought…

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How Do I Get What She Has?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tammy’s* Story: Born as an American west-Indian our household observed Hinduism as our religion like the majority from this part of the world. My parents weren’t devout Hindus,…

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My Childhood Chaos

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Elise’s* Story: My parents divorced when I was 6 and I have no memory of them together. My Mom, who had been a stay-at-home mom, was suddenly a…

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A New Start

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Shannon’s* Story: I am a career woman; it didn’t start out that way. I had the good fortune of being able to stay home with my firstborn for…

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Once Upon a Time

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Amy’s Story: Once upon a time … We’re all familiar with the typical fairy tale formula: girl meets man of her dreams, they instantly fall in love, get…

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