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We Are Such A Plastic Family

When my daughter was around 14, she made a statement in response to something I was trying to explain about why we did what we did in our family. She said, “Mom, we are such a plastic family.” I was was confused by her words. She went on to explain that we were just so stiff and uptight. This is not how “real” families did stuff. Why can’t we live like other families? What’s wrong […]

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If I Don’t Smile You’ll Ask Me what’s Wrong and I Don’t Have Energy for That…

I had had one of those weeks. A week where anything that could go wrong, did. Anyone who could let me down, did their job perfectly. The car needed a repair the budget didn’t have. The teacher called me in to talk about why our kid was not doing well in school. My husband was frustrated with my inability to relax and enjoy intimacy – AGAIN – for the third time this week. I get […]

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NOW is the Time!

I am taking this blog to ask you for YOUR feedback, input, and wish lists concerning what you have seen in my blogs that have helped you, things you wish I would write about, or whatever you might have to say about anything you need to say. This is YOUR time. For this to work, YOU need to respond by comment, email, Facebook message or Twitter Direct Tweet. I need your feedback on:   Online […]

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Collateral Damage

I wrote last week about my husband being my defender as the Lord enabled him to be. I mentioned that my husband was often misunderstood in His strong defense of me, since only he and I knew why he was doing it. My husband was doing a loving, noble thing. I let him and yet knew that there were moments when he broke and roared much too loudly, which scared me. It also scared my […]

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“Journey to Heal” by Crystal Sutherland

Today’s blog is a NEW BOOK RELEASE from a fellow childhood sexual abuse survivor. She has written a wonderful book that I believe will truly help you, my readers, or someone you know who has experience sexual abuse, to move from fear, anger, and distrust, to greater confidence in Christ, living forward without fear. Her name is Crystal Sutherland and below is more about her book, where to pre-order it, and what others have to […]

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The Joy of Being Defended

Is it just me, or do we ALL wish for someone to care enough about us to defend us from those who intend us harm? To have someone not only know my story, but also stand in the gap to defend my heart, mind, and soul from further harm. This is a treasured possession for those who have been damaged by life in identity-shattering ways. It means you believe me and want to stick around […]

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