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 One Thing That Is Killing Marriage

Selfishness.  Why yes, it can actually be summed up in just one word. I must warn you that this is a post for those who actually desire a GREAT marriage…not just a roommate/business partnership “let’s pay the bills together and get the kids grown” type situation. Maybe you were hoping to hear me hash out… Continue reading The One Thing That Is Killing Marriage

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The Scandal of Grace {His Side of the Story: How We Healed}

{You can catch up on Anthony’s first post “Leave Or Love” here} …..But how? How could we go on, much less heal from here? It would start with just one offering of kindness and selfless grace that I didn’t always feel like giving, at a time. Because when my heart was crushed, if I was going… Continue reading The Scandal of Grace {His Side of the Story: How We Healed}

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The Scandal of Grace {Beautifully Broken}

It sounds terribly dramatic, but there were days I wanted to die. I still can’t explain all of why, but I felt soiled and ashamed – fallen. I didn’t want to live anymore. I went to bed at night asking God to have mercy on me and just let me stay asleep and not wake up.… Continue reading The Scandal of Grace {Beautifully Broken}

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things that glitter and syrian refugees

This morning I sat in church in my shiny gold pants, coffee cup in hand, completely unprepared for my heart to be wrecked, as I was reminded of the situation over in Syria, and of the church’s call to respond. At the end, the last song had been sung, the music had ended, everyone was… Continue reading things that glitter and syrian refugees

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the day i learned the truth about super-heroes

When I was a little girl and old enough to love anyone, my dad became my first love and my hero. I was his princess and I knew it. At the moment I was old enough to love him back, I handed him that big ole daddy super hero cape to fit into for life.… Continue reading the day i learned the truth about super-heroes