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

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, Emotions, Family, Fear, Grief and Sadness, Relationships

Sandy’s Story: Battling Bitterness While Missing Family

The 2020 holiday season is here and I’m wondering, “Should we get together with family? What about friends? Will I get to be with my grandchildren?” We had plans for out-of-town guests to come for Thanksgiving, but that changed at the last minute because of a family member being exposed to COVID-19. Even though I know it… Read More Sandy’s Story: Battling Bitterness While Missing Family

Anger, Emotions, Family, Fear, People Pleasing, Politics, Relationships, Worry

Sandy’s Story: Facing Differing Political Views with Family

I bit my tongue and responded very little as I listened to my family member’s perspective, realizing we had very different views on some of the things happening in our current culture. But the next day I kept replaying in my mind the previous night’s phone conversation. “How could he take that position on these… Read More Sandy’s Story: Facing Differing Political Views with Family