Loneliness

“Loneliness is such a sad affair, and I can hardly wait to be with you again.” Those are some lyrics to the hit song Superstar by The Carpenters that was released in 1971. I was reminded of those words today as I listened to Kyle Idleman talk about loneliness in his sermon called Proximity Principle//One … Read more

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?

relationships, broken heart, identity, knowing your identity, knowing your identity in Christ,

Do you remember your first broken heart? I certainly remember mine. I thought I would die from the weightiness of it all. I remember listening to the Bee Gees’ song How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? over and over. The tenderness of a teenaged heart is something you never forget. Mending a Broken Heart … Read more

Doing The Hard Thing As A Wife Of An Addict

relationships, living with an addict living with an addict, setting boundaries setting boundaries, honoring relationships with boundaries honoring relationships, ways to deal with a dysfunctional relationship

Doing the hard thing is a part of life and it’s a given that rough times will come. Dealing with difficult relationships is often the road less traveled because life can be hard, especially for the wife of an addict, but there is so much to learn by taking the path most people don’t. Saying … Read more

Honoring Relationships

relationships, living with an addict living with an addict, setting boundaries setting boundaries, honoring relationships with boundaries honoring relationships, ways to deal with a dysfunctional relationship

Find The Functional By Laurie | May 5, 2024 I recently tuned into Way FM Radio and heard a delightful interview with Luke and Joel of For King and Country, who their mum joined to talk about their movie, Unsung Hero. Joel said something that spoke to my soul, “all families are dysfunctional. Find the … Read more

Does Your Husband Have What It Takes?

“I don’t know if my husband has what it takes to restore the trust or to repair the brokenness of our marriage”, said the distraught woman sitting beside me. I found myself leaning in just a little more because it seemed like she was on the verge of a break-through. I was sitting with this … Read more

Is This Your Marriage?

The pastor of our church started a three part series on marriage this weekend. It was a good service, but I left feeling frustrated, as I often do, when the topic is marriage. Don’t get me wrong, what the pastor had to say was good, however, the message was for the general populace. He didn’t … Read more

Sowing and Reaping

I was raised in a church that talked about sowing and reaping, a law of nature instituted and created by God. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. It’s easy, they say, if a farmer sows corn kernels, placing them carefully in the ground according to … Read more

Sowing and Reaping

I was raised in a church that talked about sowing and reaping, a law of nature instituted and created by God. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. It’s easy, they say, if a farmer sows corn kernels, placing them carefully in the ground according to … Read more

Trusting God With Your Brokenness

I was watching a movie the other night. Not a Hallmark movie, but one with a similar storyline, because I just love a cheesy Hallmark movie. In this movie, the would-be, didn’t-see-that-coming couple were having a conversation about a B&B they were restoring together, and these words caught my attention. The guy said that in … Read more

Trusting God With Your Brokenness

I was watching a movie the other night. Not a Hallmark movie, but one with a similar storyline, because I just love a cheesy Hallmark movie. In this movie, the would-be, didn’t-see-that-coming couple were having a conversation about a B&B they were restoring together, and these words caught my attention. The guy said that in … Read more