An Open Letter to Someone I Need to Forgive

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To the one I need to forgive, I hate you for what you did to our children. I wanted to kill you when I caught you abusing our daughter, and admittedly there are times when I still do. On occasion, I have murderous images cross my mind where you are being tortured. I think you deserve to be tortured for your crime. I can’t trust anyone because of you. My lack of trust for people didn’t start with you. Frankly, I couldn’t trust anyone while I was married to you. In fact, I was petrified of men. I despised men…


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Dear Broken Woman~This is Why I Recognize You From a Mile Away

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Dear Broken Woman

Dear Broken Woman Dear Broken Woman, This is why I recognize you from a mile away. Your heart has been shattered into a million pieces. Someone you love betrayed or abused you. You were going along on life believing everything was okay and then BOOM, a punch in the gut jolted you out of your idealistic view of life. You know how I know this? It happened to me. I was a young, stupid, and impressionable girl when I got married the first time. I had no clue what I was getting into. With rose colored glasses, I jumped into…

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Now I Understand Why You Need God to be a Good Parent

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Good Parent

We Need Guidance to be a Good Parent Have you wondered what it takes to be a good parent? Do you often feel like you are treading unfamiliar waters in your parenting journey? Children don’t come with specific manuals when they are born. If you haven’t already noticed, life can get messy and difficult when you are raising kids. And frustration can take its toll. When I became a mom in 1994, I had no idea what I was doing. I was young and stupid. My ex- husband and I were only married 6 months when my first son was…

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4 Real-Life Confessions about My Financial Crisis

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Financial Crisis

Financial Crisis Have you ever been through a serious financial crisis? If, so what events happened that led to your financial collapse? In the last 6 months, my husband lost his job and we’ve had to file for bankruptcy. For a while, we were attempting to survive on loans and credit cards.  The downward spiral started in 2014 when I had 3 knee surgeries. Doug was working and bringing in extra income, but his anxiety became increasingly worse which led to his layoff.   Then, we discovered he had to stop working due to a lifelong disability. I went back to work,…

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10 Powerful Affirmations You Need to Confront Inadequacy

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Confronting Inadequacy Are you struggling with feelings of inadequacy? Do you wonder if you measure up? Are you looking for affirmations or signs that you are enough? Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m not cut out for what I’m called to do. I’ve been working in the counseling field for about 4 years now. My dream has always been to be in private practice, but before I get to that point, there are some hoops I must jump through. I’m working with addicts at a local treatment facility and the job is difficult. Sometimes, it’s so hard, I want to throw in…

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