Happy 2nd Birthday, Hope Redefined

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If I’ve never gotten the chance to tell you the story of the wrestle the Lord and I have had when He asked me to be a part of this work, I will be honest with you. I did not want to do this. I have a habit of saying “NO” first and then coming back around

Letter to Pornography

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Pornography,You are no longer welcome in my home. You are no longer invited either by force or by enabling into my marriage bed. I will partner no more with your lies. I am partnering with Kingdom ways, purposes, plans and truth. You have been exposed as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Your effect on my […]

The Gift of Grief

“I just want to get it all out so it’ll be gone,” I said bitterly.  “It’s not a one-and-done kind of thing. You’ll get better at grieving,” she said. My friend Alice was a fellow traveler in my 12-Step program, but she had more experience with grief than I did “I don’t want to get […]

Boundaries After Betrayal

If you’ve been on the journey of recovery from sexual betrayal for any length of time, you’ve probably come across the term “boundaries.” That’s because betrayal trauma experts know that boundary work is one of the most important skills you can learn to not only survive the betrayal, but to regain sure footing and confidently […]

Endless Hope, Relentless Joy

Endless HOPE, relentless JOY started with a baby boy. – for king and country By the grace of God, I’ve always been able to separate the actions of people from the character of God. I wasn’t angry at God when my mom would hit, scream, throw and punish. I wasn’t angry at God when my […]

Emmanuel, God With Us

Even though in my mind, I’ve placed Him in a stinky manger, far off and in another time, He calls himself Emmanuel. God with us. These very words can also be heard often throughout the season in a Christmas song that plays throughout your shopping day, church and possibly your own playlist while you are […]

Do You Believe I Can Redeem All Of This?

For those reading this today, I don’t know where you are in your journey. I don’t know if you are full of faith for your healing or desperately searching for a glimmer of hope to hold onto. Belief can be birthed in the despair of desperation. I have seen Jesus redeem. For you and for me today, I am speaking to our faith, encouraging belief.

More Than A Piece Of Paper

This past month, I had the honor of receiving my certification from an organization that is committed to training and equipping helping professionals understand betrayal trauma and the impact of sexual addiction. The organization is called APSATS (Association of Partners of Sex Addiction Trauma Specialist). This certification makes me a Certified Partner Coach. Crazy job title […]

Slow Change

Many things do in this season, including my husband’s recovery. Despite the amazing progress my husband has made over the past couple of years in the way of his addiction, his progress has now leveled off. Praise God he has been porn free for nearly two years, but there is a piece of his heart that is still holding on to the day in and day out struggles.

The Night that Changed Everything

My husband was a strong source of security for me. When he became unsafe for me, that security was gone. I realized how much I depended on him for security, when in truth, the only One I should depend on for my security is Jesus. That’s all. Jesus should be it. No person is able to hold us up. No person was ever meant to carry that weight and keep us anchored and secure.