affair recovery · marriage

The Twenty-Seventh List

A wedding anniversary is a day to celebrate a series of days where two people were successful at treating one another with more grace than either one deserved. This year we are celebrating twenty-seven years of failures and successes.

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A Husband’s Choice

After the affair was disclosed he saw hope. He immediately understood his own sense of isolation and abandonment. Things he was questioning and witnessing with his own eyes suddenly made sense. There was a freedom that came to him in the knowledge of the truth because it meant he was not losing his mind.

affair recovery · spiritual growth

Elle est Forte: Proverbs 31 and the Adulteress

There is a vast difference between a woman who is worth far more than rubies and a woman people would like to stone.

affair recovery · spiritual growth

Sexuality: the Plan, the Problem, and the Promise

When it comes to affair recovery, an accountability plan is needed. How will I respond to it? Is this a punishment because I have a problem? Or is it a promise for something better?

affair recovery · spiritual growth

Gossip, Pride and Adultery

When you are flat on your back, the sky looks bigger. There is no time in my life when I can recall the skies being as luminous as they appear to be now. There are mountains to the east, to the west and to the south. These jagged rocks, corroded with time, have been on… Continue reading Gossip, Pride and Adultery

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His Love > his Love

If you want to see a small social media riot evolve, simply write a tweet in support of the Common Core Math Standards and watch your Twitter go viral. The controversial math standards have been in the headlines for months, and with the start of the new school year they have become the topic of… Continue reading His Love > his Love

affair recovery · spiritual growth

Getting Rid of Damaged Mirrors

Last week on a particularly hot August day, my mind was my companion as I was in the middle of the organizing and packing associated with this relocation adventure.  Although I was alone, I could hear a phrase over and over in my thoughts as clearly as if someone were speaking to me. “Everything is… Continue reading Getting Rid of Damaged Mirrors

affair recovery · spiritual growth

What I’ve Learned About Lying

I have come to realize that one of the worst things about lying to someone is what it tells them about trusting the Holy Spirit in their own life. Having heard the phrase “squelching the Spirit”, but never giving it too much thought, I didn’t realize that I might have the ability to squelch the… Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Lying

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Stop Being Happy on Facebook

“I pray God uses you to break new ground and make an eternal difference. However, when He does, you must brace yourself for more criticism and pain than you might imagine.” -Craig Groeschel, Dare to Drop the Pose Facebook is a strange world, and I have met many people who describe themselves as having a… Continue reading Stop Being Happy on Facebook

affair recovery · marriage

Why I Don’t Like Weddings Anymore

I used to like weddings.  There is something surreal about them; everything is familiar, and yet, different. There are the basic elements: bride, groom, flowers, a general feeling of enchantment, and the personality of the couple shines in the variations that emerge. At one wedding the relaxed nature of the couple shines in the simple… Continue reading Why I Don’t Like Weddings Anymore