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When Guilt is Really Sadness
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When Guilt is Really Sadness

I know a lovely 20something who is the daughter of two sucky parents. I am making this judgment after watching their behavior towards her for the past three plus years and hearing her stories from growing up. These parents are selfish, wounded, and don’t know how to even be grateful for their lovely daughter. Sadly […]

Loneliness Just Is. We All Get to Sit in Seasons of It
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Loneliness Just Is. We All Get to Sit in Seasons of It

My local paper, the Washington Post, just ran a story with the title “Why are young adults the loneliest generation in America?” Besides a recounting of the latest research (all of America came across as lonely) the answer that was offered is that young adults prioritize activities that achieve goals, not meaningful connection. So much […]

Forgiveness Puts Boundaries on Relationships
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Forgiveness Puts Boundaries on Relationships

I know so many people struggle extending forgiveness to those who have wounded them for this one reason: they believe that forgiving someone let’s them off the hook and fear then that they are free to do the bad behavior again. Nothing about forgiveness says you are to put yourself in harm’s way to be […]

I Still Believe There Are Good Men Out There
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I Still Believe There Are Good Men Out There

Back in 2015 I published this blog with this brave and true statement that I believe there are good men out there. Two-plus years later I still strongly believe this and am feeling the urgency to repost it because some of you may need this brave hope.  Here it is again. I don’t even feel […]

Stop Treating Your Boyfriend Like Your Husband
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Stop Treating Your Boyfriend Like Your Husband

We have a guest post from someone who’s blog I follow, Dee’s Dating Diary. I asked Dee’s permission to share this wisdom with us here and she said yes. So go ahead and read these brave thoughts and see if they don’t change some of your thinking. Don’t punish yourself with regrets, just move forward. […]

When my best yes was actually a no. 
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When my best yes was actually a no. 

A few weeks ago, a friend posed the question for a magazine topic, “What has been your best Yes of 2017?”  I read it and passed it off, but the rest of the day, that question kept coming back into my head. I’m usually the person who says “yes” to everything, even when I don’t […]

Safe People Lead You Into a Life of Forgiveness
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Safe People Lead You Into a Life of Forgiveness

There are people in your life—or you can get people in your life—to help you live bravely into a life of forgiveness. These are the same people who are living brave as whole people with boundaries willing to get their hearts broken and still be brave who speak words that heal you. Because of how […]

The Bravery That is a Life of Forgiveness
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The Bravery That is a Life of Forgiveness

A life of forgiveness sounds like a brave life. Like the bravest of all lives. And it sounds unattainable to you. I must mention my life quote again, “The brokenhearted are indeed the bravest among us—they dared to love, and they dared to forgive.” as quoted Dr. Brene Brown in Rising Strong. This is a […]