Divorce & Death

Living Beyond Broken Promises and Disappointment

“You are what you do, not what you say you will do.” – Unknown   How many times have your dreams been shattered or the perfect ideal of what you thought you wanted only led to great disappointment? Wait don’t answer that question, because we all have been there to some degree.  Whether in great magnitude …

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Don’t You Dare Shrink Back!

“Life is like a camera…  Focus on what’s important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives, And if things don’t work out, Take another shot.” – Unknown    Have you ever had one of those moments when you knew that you should step up and do something or say something, only to quickly talk yourself …

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How Conflict and Turmoil Strengthened My Relationship

We’re all familiar with the quote, “you can’t unscramble eggs,” and most of us know exactly what it means or how the saying can apply to our lives at different times.  And although I’ll would usually agree with this, I do believe there are times when we should, and must challenge this statement.   The …

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Submission – The Key Ingredient to a Successful Relationship

“Peace secured by slavish submission is not peace.”  – Kim II-sung “The submission of her body without love or desire is degrading to the woman’s finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.”  – Margaret Sanger   So often when we hear any form of the word submit, it can take us …

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Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?

  “No one can develop freely in this world and find a full life without feeling understood by at least one person” – Dr. Paul Tournier, M.D.   The moment I began this blog I knew a level of my privacy would be gone forever.  For many reasons I was just fine with this.  I’m …

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Forgiveness…My Story of Loss and Love

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”  – Louis B. Smedes “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future” – Paul Boese About two years ago I had the opportunity to attend a seminar at my church on forgiveness. Being raised in church …

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