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

Anxiety, Fear, Insecurity, Work, Worry

Ginny’s Story: Trusting God with My Ministry

For several years, I have taught Perspectives classes two to four times per year. “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” is an inspiring course for Christian laypeople that gives a challenging view of our world and where we are in reaching the unreached for Christ. I especially love teaching the lesson about “Incarnational Love.” But… Read More Ginny’s Story: Trusting God with My Ministry

Anger, Emotions, Fear, Relationships, Worry

Clarissa’s Story: Pride and the Pursuit of Protection

From the beginning of the pandemic, I have taken this virus seriously. I went to a wedding the weekend that Illinois schools closed and then quarantined for two weeks in the event that I might have caught the virus. I didn’t want to inadvertently get anyone sick, especially my family. Even as things opened up, my husband and… Read More Clarissa’s Story: Pride and the Pursuit of Protection