How do we Get More Self-Control?

Monday, I was reading along with my New Testament in a year plan, and I came across this verse: “Afterwards, you should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” 1 Corinthians 7:5 NLT. Paul is talking about marriage here but, I realized that the... Continue Reading →

Got Anger?

And” don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. Ephesians 4:26 NLT Every evening before I go to bed, I read a short devotion, write ten things I am thankful for, and then write a quick prayer... Continue Reading →

Big Announcement

BIG Announcement!!  Are you ready for some BIG news?! Okay, deep breath. Here we go…. I’m releasing a new book at the end of the month! I’m so excited! It will be on Amazon for my 1 year Life, Love, And Recovery anniversary! I’ve spent this year finishing, finalizing, and editing this book while becoming... Continue Reading →

What to do with Money When You’re Just Starting Over – Tips for Survivors

This week we’re wrapping up our conversation about money. I thought it would be a good time to talk about the things I’ve learned about handling my money since I left my abuser. The fact is, that we discuss domestic violence openly and without shame. I thought any discussion about money should involve what I... Continue Reading →

Good Relationships

Today, I want to talk about relationships. I specifically want to talk about what it looks like in my marriage. I have two reasons 1) one of my February goals is to focus on relationships in my home and make them better and 2) relationships after abuse are hard.  My Good Relationship. Last week, I... Continue Reading →

Good Life Update

Hey there friend! Last Week, I challenged you and myself to live the good life in 2021. Since then, I have begun examining my life. I’ve been answering questions that come up and creating new habits for myself. I want to know what’s working and what’s missing and I want to share these things with... Continue Reading →

Christmas Traditions

Part of recovery is deciding what your life will be like. It’s part of taking back your power. Starting over also allows you to make new traditions. It allows you to begin a new life. Things may be hard starting over, having the first Christmas after divorce, or after leaving a relationship. However, I can... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Challenge Update

At the beginning of this month, I told you all that I planned to participate in a mental health challenge for this month. I thought since we’re almost finished with the month, I’d give you an update on how it’s going. Today is day 24 of the challenge and I have missed two of the... Continue Reading →

Grateful Heart

Right now things are hard in my world. It's not hard life changing problems. It's hard like every two minutes another tiny thing gets piled onto my list of tiny issues and I'm becoming overwhelmed types of problems. As I write this, I've had a rough weekend and it appears that I'm moving into a... Continue Reading →

Grateful for Freedom

In my distress I called to the Lord; He answered me and set me free. Psalm 118:5 GNB There are many kinds of freedom. Here in the United States, we have a Democratic Republic and we have a Constitution and a Bill of Rights (10 amendments). We have many specific civil liberties. We can say... Continue Reading →

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