Betrayal Trauma

I was excited to connect with Jennifer Cole on Chasing Hard Podcast. We talked a lot about betrayal trauma. “Jennifer has extensive training and has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS). She is an Energy Leadership Index: tm:️ Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) and is also … 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

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

Living In The Cracks

Have you ever hear of the phrase “in the cracks”? Let me give you a point of reference. Some of my writer friends who feel called to write, sometimes say they have to find the time to write. It’s like writing in the cracks of real life. What this phrase means to them when it … Read more

What I Saw

I recently attended an engagement party for a young couple who are getting married later this year. It was a happy occasion, with lots of family and friends in attendance. It’s hard to be at a party when you don’t know many of the guests. I didn’t stay long because of that, but I was … Read more

God, Then Change Me

Marriage is an interesting thing to me. I am captivated by couples who look like they know what they’re doing when it comes to relationships. And not only that, it looks like they are actually enjoying what they have and each other. When I read Chapter 15, as I mentioned in Favorite Authors, in Richard … Read more

God, Then Change Me

Marriage is an interesting thing to me. I am captivated by couples who look like they know what they’re doing when it comes to relationships. And not only that, it looks like they are actually enjoying what they have and each other. When I read Chapter 15, as I mentioned in Favorite Authors, in Richard … Read more

Father’s Love

Our team at work is given the daily opportunity to gather together for a time of prayer and devotional. We take turns leading. George is our Tuesday leader. He is a former youth pastor who has lots of good stories, and that pastor’s way of getting the message across. I sat and listened as he … Read more

Addiction and Self-Awareness

There is a keen correlation between addiction and being self-ware. Did you know this? I have gleaned tidbits that add up to this correlation while listening to addiction specialists and talking with addicts and family members of addicts. Add that to the fact that I have lived with loved ones who are/were addicted all my … Read more