Divorce – What A Shame

Divorce. How can there be so much shame in a single word? This week marks my first trip around the sun as a legally divorced person. My divorce was unwanted, unwelcome, yet necessary. It has often felt like a scarlet letter, a neon sign above my head or a prominent Read more…

1 Peter 2:9 – But you are not like that…

I had a panic attack in the middle of the mall last week. No, it wasn’t convenient, but is there ever an opportune time for a breakdown? Shopping for a dress with my mother turned into a race to find my breath and my sanity outside of Banana Republic. It was embarrassing to say the least. I’ve made great mental health strides in the past few months, and this felt like a giant step backwards.

Send Me Your Questions!

For the past year and a half, Reclaiming has been a way of life for me. When I discovered my ex-husband’s affair, I felt called to heal by “Reclaiming” places and things that held once happy memories to create new associations. The idea of stepping into pain to allow God Read more…

Seven Years Ago Today

June 18th, 2011 was seven years ago today. As cliché as it may sound, it was truly the happiest day of my life. My day started when I eagerly woke up early. I ate a healthy breakfast and hugged my family. Seven years ago today, I praised God for His Read more…

6 Signs You Might Need to Reclaim Something

Reclaiming is a proactive step towards healing from relational betrayal. While I was getting divorced, I decided to Reclaim places and things that aggravated the pain of my ex-husband’s affair. I often use the example of Reclaiming restaurants, but there are many different things that can and may need to be Reclaimed for the sake of your emotional health and strength. 

Confessions of a Newly-Single Divorcée

About two weeks ago, I went out on what could be described as a “singles mixer.” A friend of mine invited me and a bunch of her friends to go bowling on a Friday night. We were asked to invite other single friends as well. For me, the whole experience was awkward. I barely knew what to say when a guy asked me out. “Umm… I’ll think about it.” I replied.

Perfection in the Progression

I wrote in a journal entry last year, “I’m moving forward but I’m still just where I am right now.” I wanted to be further down the path towards wholeness and healing, but I found myself in the familiar, yet frustrating place of feeling dissatisfied with my progress. “Maybe tomorrow Read more…