To the Daughter Whose Father Won’t Love Her

Dear Sweet One,  I know it’s hard to understand how someone you love (even if they’ve hurt you), isn’t stepping up to be the person you thought they would be in your life. It’s painful. It can feel embarrassing. And it’s absolutely wrong of them to treat you that way.  It happened to me.  Many times, parents… Continue reading To the Daughter Whose Father Won’t Love Her

6 Ways to Get Your Mind Around Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one of those elusive things in the faith that causes us to pause.  We know that we are called to forgive. For some offenses, it seems fairly easy and understandable. But for others (and especially with people who show no remorse), it can feel impossible. But, the more I learn about and gain experience with forgiveness, the… Continue reading 6 Ways to Get Your Mind Around Forgiveness

When Someone Else is Living the Life You Want

Is everyone’s life picture perfect (except mine)?  One look at social media would attest to that fact. Our feeds are filled with adoring spouses, doting grandparents, children who excel at impressive rates, beautifully maintained homes, dinners that rival a five-star restaurant, love stories that should be in the movies, vacations that I can only dream… Continue reading When Someone Else is Living the Life You Want

You Asked: How do You Show (and Feel) Forgiveness for an Ex Who Shows No Remorse?

There’s no doubt about it: forgiveness is hard.  When we are placed in the difficult predicament of forgiving someone who not only isn’t sorry for what they’ve done, but continues to stir up strife in our lives—it can feel infinitely harder.  One of the most challenging things is seeing your ex for who they have become, not… Continue reading You Asked: How do You Show (and Feel) Forgiveness for an Ex Who Shows No Remorse?

How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

It’s an unfortunate truth in society today: half of all children will go through the break-up of their family, and their parent’s divorce. Though it’s obviously not God’s ideal, it does happen, and needs to be approached with grace from those on the outside, as well as those on the inside. One of the biggest mistakes… Continue reading How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

You Asked: How Do I Co-Parent with an Ex Who Manipulates My Children?

One single mom asked:  “How do I co-parent with my abusive ex, who manipulates my 10 and 12 year old?“  There’s something sinister that often happens when a marriage ends.  One or both parties recognizes their loss of control over the other person and begins to attempt to regain that control—many of you are living with this—through manipulating… Continue reading You Asked: How Do I Co-Parent with an Ex Who Manipulates My Children?

You Asked: How Do I Deal with an Ex Who Still Tries to Control Me?

One single mom asked:  “How do I deal with a controlling ex who continues to abuse me mentally and tries to control me even though we’ve been split up over 6 years?”  I’m starting a movement. And this is our mantra:  We can’t control people. We can only control ourselves.  It’s one of the hardest… Continue reading You Asked: How Do I Deal with an Ex Who Still Tries to Control Me?