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The High Cost of Getting Stuck In The Past

Last week I wrote a very raw post on feeling lost, loneliness, and missing the comfort of home. What I am about to say will make even more sense if you have read it, so feel free to find it here.  Have you ever heard anyone say, “Ah yes. Those were the good ole’ days”… Continue reading The High Cost of Getting Stuck In The Past

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For When You Feel Lost {Freeing Us To Admit It}

This is not exactly my normal type of post in which I write on a topic and offer a solution, but more of a post in which maybe you will find some personal truth here, and maybe you will not relate at all. Still, it is my truth. One that has been extremely difficult for… Continue reading For When You Feel Lost {Freeing Us To Admit It}

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Why There Will Be Days We Want To Hide Away

Confession time. I’ve noticed that when I’m not at my best, I tend to hide away. Those are the days and weeks that I delete social media from my phone, stop returning calls and texts, and disappear from the world a little – silencing my voice and sinking back into the shadows where no one… Continue reading Why There Will Be Days We Want To Hide Away

authentic stories · on marriage

The Scandal of Grace {The Conclusion: Nothing Too Dirty}

So it’s been six years since my affair and since Anthony and I began our journey to heal our marriage and to create a brand new love. It has been (and is still) the hardest yet most beautiful and worth it journey of our lives and I really wanted to do something to symbolize the… Continue reading The Scandal of Grace {The Conclusion: Nothing Too Dirty}

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The Scandal of Grace {Anatomy of an Affair: Part 1}

You can catch up on our marriage story here. We were the couple with the marriage others envied. By our late twenties we were earning enough to live comfortably, we had the little white house in the suburbs, new cars we loved, two beautiful kids, and were even heavily involved in ministry at our church.… Continue reading The Scandal of Grace {Anatomy of an Affair: Part 1}

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The Scandal of Grace {Tell Me Every Little Thing}

You can catch up on our “marriage story” here.  “Tell me anything and everything. I want to know you, everything little about you. Even the secret corners of your heart that feels hardest to let be seen and known. I want to know those places most of all.” Fast forward to our 15th anniversary, February… Continue reading The Scandal of Grace {Tell Me Every Little Thing}

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The Scandal of Grace {Leave or Love}

You can catch up on our story from the beginning here. I didn’t know it yet, but this was the day my wife would tell me she had been having an affair with another man. As I was leaving work that afternoon a co-worker asked me why I was smiling and what I had to… Continue reading The Scandal of Grace {Leave or Love}