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Posted: Sep 15, 2017

I Learned Compassion After Betrayal

I am living proof that a person can go on to live a happy life after being betrayed by their spouse. I have a very good life, and found out that I am stronger, wiser, and more resilient that I ever imagined. Over the past year I have learned and discovered more about sex and pornography addiction than I had in previous decades. Through my learning, I have developed compassion, and most importantly, that his addiction was not my fault.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017

Communication In Marriage - or Lack There Of

Communication is a Big Deal

“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” A famous line from the 1967 movie, “Cool Hand Luke.”

In marriage, good communication needs to be a high priority. Open, honest, and clear communication is a heavy-duty building block for trust.

Poor communication between husband and wife opens the door to misunderstanding at a plethora of levels and intensity. Making assumptions is a form of poor communication, which can lead to tension and mistrust.

Cutting corners with this piece of marital construction material is inviting foundational collapse.
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Posted: Jul 19, 2017

The Window

It was a simple clear glass hospital window that separated me from the outside world. As I peered through the sealed opening I allowed myself to fantasize about what it would be like to live a life without a disease being in my constant thoughts. The more I wondered the more I wallowed under my grim and miserable title that I now bore: a mom of a child with cancer. Cancer was no longer an abstract idea but a reality. It was a vicious thief not only was it stealing my son, but also robbing me of my peace!
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Posted: Jul 4, 2017

Stay Close to the Body

What has proven true in my physical brokenness is true in the spiritual realm as well. When we are broken, we must stay close to the body. There's something though, that I think we often forget. We all are broken. Not sometimes, but all the time. The degree of our brokenness may be different during certain seasons of our life. But whether we are broken from addiction, abuse, life challenges, or from the fall of Adam we are all broken, all the time.

 

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Posted: Mar 27, 2017

Trust is More than Words

Trust, a small word in stature yet an expression that is loaded with uncertainties. It is in the midst of trusting that one finds themselves at a place of abandoned vulnerability.

So the question remains; how can you regain the trust that disappeared the moment your husband’s secret life was revealed?
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