Anxiety, Children, Depression, Divorce, Family, Grief and Sadness, Parenting, Singleness, Stress, Worry

Liz’s Story: Loneliness after Divorce

Within the last nine months, my divorce was finalized, and my husband remarried. Not long ago, I went to the pool with my ex-husband, his wife, and our five kids. I sat in the background and watched them: a family having fun playing ball. They looked like a team, like a complete family, and I… Read More Liz’s Story: Loneliness after Divorce

Anger, Anxiety, Fear, Gossip, People Pleasing, Stress, Work, Worry

Julianne’s Story: The Struggle to Love an “Unlovable” Person

A while ago, I had trouble with one of my coworkers. She would brag about herself in front of management but didn’t work as hard as the rest of the team. She talked about herself all the time but never showed any interest in others, and she was often rude to me, even pretending to… Read More Julianne’s Story: The Struggle to Love an “Unlovable” Person

Family, Friendships, Relationships, Sexuality

Brooke’s Story: Freedom from Sexual Confusion

Years ago, I struggled with homosexuality.  At that time, I became sexually involved with my best friend. The relationship was messy, confusing, abusive, and manipulating. Eventually, we both recognized that what we were doing was wrong, but we continued to pursue the love we desperately wanted.  I wanted to be loved by someone so deeply… Read More Brooke’s Story: Freedom from Sexual Confusion

Anger, Anxiety, Emotions, Fear, Health, Illness, Stress

Michelle’s Story: Serving God through Persistent Pain

“Who made you boss of everyone!?” she asked me on the first-grade playground at recess.    My type-A approach to life started almost 45 years ago, and from there I grew into a strong, resilient, persevering woman who gets stuff done—until my 20s, when debilitating, persistent migraines, gut issues, and an absurdly long list of food… Read More Michelle’s Story: Serving God through Persistent Pain