The thought, “Is that what 34 is supposed to look like?” went surging through my thoughts as I stared at the Instagram photo before me. The influencer had just turned 34 and naturally had to post about how gorgeous she looked on her birthday. I turned 34 recently, and instead of looking like a mature woman, I feel like I could pass for a geeky, 18-year-old kid. Instead of rejoicing that the influencer looked beautiful on her birthday, I found myself irritated that I couldn’t look the same way. Looking back on those foolish moments, I laugh to myself that I was ever jealous in the first place, but selfishness is a constant battle. The comparison trap is no laughing matter.[Read more…] about Combating Jealousy
My husband told me he wanted to stop looking at porn but told me he needed my help.[Read more…] about The Pornography Battle in Your Marriage
Check out Part I of this series for clues found in scripture on dealing with anxiety-related depression.
From Personal Experience[Read more…] about Dealing With Anxiety-Related Depression: Part II
Recently, for a few years, I struggled under the weight of anxiety-related depression. This was already the most prevalent mental disorder in the United States before Covid-19, so it’s very likely that you or someone that you know is struggling with it now. My hope is that sharing my experience will provide encouragement for those struggling through it and insight for others so that you might be able to understand and encourage your friends. Please assume that some of your friends are quietly struggling through anxiety-related depression. Sharing this just might speak directly to them. It also might give them the courage to reach out to you.[Read more…] about Dealing With Anxiety-Related Depression: Part I
Digging Deeper – Soil Series Week 1
Even though Jesus gives an explanation of this parable it is still widely misunderstood. Many teachers will encourage you to “check your soil” to see if you are truly saved or not. The gift of eternal life is not something to be questioned or determined based on a person’s actions.[Read more…] about Parable of the Sower Infographic
July 31, 2006 was a hard day. As I watched the screen, I searched intently for that blinking heartbeat which would give me peace of mind that the bleeding I had during the previous weekend was nothing to worry about. However, my doctor looked at me with compassionate, pain-filled eyes and said, “I am so sorry.”[Read more…] about The Helmet of Salvation