Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Black Wreath, an excerpt from The Road to Forgiveness: Removing the Roadblocks

I sat nervously on a cold metal chair with a small group of women who had all left their abusive partners. Across the circle, a dark-haired, middle-aged woman said, “I’ve been moving from one safe house to another, because I’m … Continue reading

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What Women Want on Valentine’s Day

At the store last night, I passed the Valentine’s Day card aisle. Most of the cards for husbands were gone, but there were hundreds remaining for men to buy for their wives. The small space was jammed with men, looking … Continue reading

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Five Secret Weapons

Someone once asked me how I manage my life with all the problems I’ve experienced. The answer is simple: I have five secret weapons. First, I am able to keep putting one foot ahead of the other, because Jesus is … Continue reading

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Laugh Your Ashes Off

Sometimes, life just gets to be too serious. This week, I want to encourage you to laugh your ashes off. Humor is great therapy for the lingering depression that often accompanies childhood sexual abuse or trauma. Laughter is good medicine, … Continue reading

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