Recently, all of my five children, their spouses, and my 12 grandchildren were going to celebrate their dad’s 80th birthday on a vacation in Colorado. A huge house was available for all of them to stay the week and be under the same roof with food, fun, and fellowship. I had been divorced from their… Read More Diane’s Story: Divorce and Missing Out
Many years ago, prior to my marriage, I was sexually assaulted, raped multiple times by men I knew. I am constantly surprised that I still struggle with flashbacks and nightmares so often years later. But more than these memories, I am frustrated by how often these past events affect my current fears and view of… Read More Molly’s Story: Seeking Safety After Assault
After we adopted our baby boy, life with two children became busier and busier. Though it was a blessing to have much-needed family leave of absence from my job, my husband and I quickly realized that we needed a family member to live with us for a time. My mother-in-law volunteered to come all the… Read More Helen’s Story: Challenges with My Mother-in-Law
For almost a year now, I’ve been working at getting my finances in order and in control. I’ve been slowly and gradually paying off credit card debt. I’m realizing that I need to understand how I got myself in this mess. This has not been an easy process. I’m discovering that buying gifts for others… Read More Bev’s Story: Buying to Please
A married, male friend of mine who I had been spending time training for races with began expressing an increasing interest in me. He was very flirty with all the women in our group of friends, so while I was a little uncomfortable at first, I didn’t think much of it because he was “like… Read More Ann’s Story: Facing the Advances of a Married Man
I’m going back home to see my relatives. When I go back home, I can be stressed and anxious about making sure I see as many family members and friends as I can. I want to spend time with each them as I love being with my family and friends! But sometimes I find myself… Read More Laura’s Story: How Can I Make Everyone Happy?
Before I came to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I found my worth in my appearance and attention from men. I believed that sex was synonymous with love, appreciation, acceptance, and comfort. But I was wrong. Insecurity and searching for acceptance led me down a path of promiscuity and toxic relationships that… Read More Meredith’s Story: The Weight of a Sexual Past