Category Archives: Love

Wanting to say “no” is enough

. You want to say “no.” You want to say “no,” but you feel like you can’t. You want to say “no,” but you feel that you shouldn’t. You want to say “no,” even though… even despite… even if… Yet … Continue reading

Posted in Criticism, Fear, Friendship, Guilt, Love, PERSONAL | Leave a comment

Guilt or Glory

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about self-respect.  One theme running through that article was the concept of boundaries in relationships.  Saying “no” when that’s what your heart is telling you, regardless of outside pressure to say “yes,” … Continue reading

Posted in Friendship, Love, PERSONAL | 5 Comments

Responding to “false doctrine”

  Recently, one of my favorite Christian authors, Glennon Doyle Melton, announced that she had divorced her husband of 14 years and is now in a relationship with a woman. This, just a few months after another of my favorite … Continue reading

Posted in Criticism, Evangelism, Fear, Love, PERSONAL, Serving Others | 2 Comments

A Start

Jon and I spent last night searching our hearts together. We spoke of the results of this year’s election, and what it might mean to those around us. Jon shared a story about a friend at work who’d made a … Continue reading

Posted in Daybook, Love, PERSONAL, Politics | Leave a comment

Election, 2016: Let love win

Let me start by saying that I didn’t vote for Donald Trump and yesterday was as shocking to me as it was to most of us (I’d also like it noted that I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, either.)  I … Continue reading

Posted in Friendship, Love, PERSONAL, Politics | Leave a comment

The Great Divorce

I’ve mentioned that Jon and I have been going to marital counseling, trying to learn how to be kinder, more honest and loving with each other (and ourselves).  Over the last year, progress has been slow and somewhat unsteady and … Continue reading

Posted in Criticism, Fear, Love, Marriage, PERSONAL | 3 Comments

Pain, the path to freedom

“I don’t know how to recover this time. For the first time, everything in me just wants to barricade my heart and say ‘no more. Never again.’ It’s too much. It’s too raw and too honest, too much has passed … Continue reading

Posted in Daybook, Forgiveness, Friendship, Healing, Inspirational, Love, PERSONAL, Victory Journal | 10 Comments