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When Guilt is Lying About the Real Brokenness
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When Guilt is Lying About the Real Brokenness

Guilt and shame are lying suckers. Shame is that story stealer. Here’s some more wow truth from Dr. Henry Cloud: I once worked with a young woman who was sleeping around. After each incident, knowing it was wrong, she would vow to never let it happen again. But then she would meet some guy who […]

A Ten Month Relationship is Not a Failure
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A Ten Month Relationship is Not a Failure

I received this message from a guy in my life (who also happens to be a great catch): Mandy and I broke up, so that’s tough. The distance was getting to be too much. Our personalities were different enough that we always had to put a lot of work into our relationship even when we […]

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 […]

Whew. I Married a Giver
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Whew. I Married a Giver

Whew. It is a good thing I married a giver. Before I was married I did 15 years single as a full-time minister. I was not about to give up this call on my life to get married. This was always a major factor in deciding who I would date. Every guy who asked me […]

The Silliness of Finding Your Soul Mate
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The Silliness of Finding Your Soul Mate

“I feel like a part of my soul has loved you since the beginning of everything. Maybe we’re from the same star.” ― Emery Allen Oh sheesh. The mystical magic of love. That is not real. This was just one of many beautiful yet sappy quotes on finding your soul mate. Then I went to […]

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. […]