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Your suffering is valid… even if you aren’t a starving child in Africa

"Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal." - Vironika Tugaleva Not long ago, a friend and I were talking and sharing things we could each use prayer for. After I spoke, she replied "Oh my gosh, I have absolutely no reason to complain about … Continue reading Your suffering is valid… even if you aren’t a starving child in Africa

In response to the ignorance: here is "why she stayed" with the abuser

"She was a forgiver. Her heart was so large, she didn't know how to give up on people because she always believed the good in those she loved." - C.R. Bittar Abuse is a process that unfolds very slowly with calculated tactics by a master manipulator. Abusers don't walk up to you and punch you … Continue reading In response to the ignorance: here is "why she stayed" with the abuser

bad boys, brats & divas: we’re raising what we’re praising

"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner-voice." My son is a very active toddler who is full of energy and has a mischievous personality. A few weeks ago I found he had gotten into markers and was coloring on my bedroom furniture. "Bravery!" I exclaimed. "Is that something you should be doing?" … Continue reading bad boys, brats & divas: we’re raising what we’re praising

God loves you… even when you’re pissed at Him

"God is the only one who can love everything you are despite everything you're not." You know when you're in one of those really rough seasons how it's easy to wonder if God is even there? You feel abandoned and it seems like you have no capacity to improve your situation. You just need someone … Continue reading God loves you… even when you’re pissed at Him