Being Thankful Despite Pain and Disappointment

In this season of Thanksgiving (it’s a national holiday this Thursday in the United States) it’s sometimes difficult to “give thanks” as we’re told to do in the Bible. That’s what we’re finding, anyway. When you’re facing pain and disappointments, you don’t really feel like saying, “Thanks Lord, I needed Read More…

Rejected! How Do I Cope?

I don’t think there is any pain that can compare to loving someone so deeply that you would die for him or her, and yet he or she has decided that the feeling is not mutual. This person has made the decision to up and leave you. We hear of Read More…

How God Uses Suffering – MM #280

There’s one thing for sure —we all will suffer at some point in our lives. It’s inevitable! We’re told in the Bible that in this life we WILL suffer tribulations. But when suffering happens, even though we’re warned that it will, it can bring about an internal battle within. We Read More…

Missed Prayer Time Together

Confession time… yesterday my husband Steve and I missed our prayer time we spend together each morning with the Lord. The reason? We were snarky with each other and didn’t repair things earlier as we should have. I hurt my back several days ago and the physical pain I’ve been Read More…

Supporting THOUGH Hard Times – MM #221

When Cindy and I (Steve) repeated our wedding vows on March 18, 1972, and we got to the part where we said we would take each other “…in sickness and in health,” neither one of us dreamed our marriage would be tested in that way just two years later. We Read More…

Working Through Past Painful Experiences

Are you having trouble in your marriage because of past painful experiences that continue to haunt you? The following is written by Dr David Clarke, which can help you work through your issues. You can then put them to rest so you can move on in your marriage to a Read More…

When Past Sexual Abuse Affects a Marriage’s Intimacy

This is a very difficult article to write. And it is a very difficult message to deliver. If you are haunted by horrible memories from the past sexual abuse you experienced, I want you to know that you CAN experience freedom. I know. I know because I also lived in that Read More…

The Journey of Forgiving Yourself

“Do you dare release the person you are today from the shadow of the wrong you did yesterday? Do you dare forgive yourself? Forgiving yourself takes high courage. Who are you, after all, to shake yourself free from the undeniable sins of your private history —as if what you once did has Read More…

Why Hurt People Hurt People

It is an old adage that says, “Hurt people hurt people.” Those who have been emotionally damaged tend to inflict their hurt and pain on other people. For example, a large percentage of those who have been sexually abused become the abusers of others. Those who suffered under an alcoholic Read More…

Ending The Pain In Unhealthy Ways

Owing to the fact that dealing with infidelity is such a painful experience, we look for ways to escape. Much like the lancing of a boil, the touch required to drain it causes some pain. The normal response is to pull away. It is easy to fall into thinking that Read More…