How Great Thou Part

The answer to this question lies within just one individual…YOU. No one can make this decision for you. Though many will try. My closest family and friends urged me to leave for years. Of course, I knew they were right. I knew they were fighting for me. I knew they could see things objectively. I…

A priest I know and respect said we should thank God for our pain. A hard lesson to hear when experiencing any type of emotional devastation. Sure, spiritually we believe in growth and the hardship which promotes it. And sure, we theoretically believe it’s supposed to make us better human beings. It’s supposed to teach…

Matters of the heart are messy, right? It’s impossible to move on from most relationships, right? The answer to both of these questions would be yes. Yet, we are the ones who often get in our own way. We rationalize why we stay in unhealthy relationships.  And because of this fact, we remain in them…

People stop hurting you when you finally accept and acknowledge who they are. My father didn’t have the power to hurt me once I understood and accepted he suffered from alcoholism. This never impacted my love for him. He was my dad and that would never change yet nor would my sadness or disappointment in…

To the idealist, dreams are exciting. To the realist, they are impractical. Dreams can often lead to an internal conflict. The one voice who says, ‘go for it!’ or the other that says, ‘run from it!’ How do we decipher what is fact or fiction? What is worth pursuing and what is not? What is…

Love is confusing. Logic might say it’s because it involves not just matters of the heart but two different people. And that would be true. But what makes it even more baffling is somehow we mistakenly think we can do the work of two people. This bears repeating…we believe we can do the work of…

I write about love and marriage because it’s complicated. And because there are people out there struggling to find hope in difficult situations. Individuals who in the name of faith and family, work and sacrifice to hold onto what we hold dear. I was one of them. Yet, the day came when I had to…

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball If only it were that easy. Even individuals with healthy self-esteem wrestle with some degree of doubt, and when if ever, to put themselves first. Because loving one’s self often gets…

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