5 Rules from Scripture for making Biblical Boundaries #hisdearlyloveddaughter #boundaries #betrayaltraumarecovery #marriage #biblicalboundaries #godinthehardplaces #imitateGod #biblestudy

Biblical Boundaries – A 6 Part Series We’ve been spending some time learning about Biblical boundaries over the past 3 weeks. We’ve already spent two weeks defining and laying out some Biblical principles surrounding the establishment of good, healthy boundaries, and there are still 2 more weeks to go. Today we ask, what’s a boundary rule, and what does the Bible say about setting them? In case you’ve missed the earlier parts, here’s a rundown of the whole series: WEEK 1: Defining Boundaries – God’s Way WEEK 2: 5 Principles of Healthy Boundaries we Learn from God. WEEK 3: 5 More Principles of Biblical Boundaries we LearnRead More →

In this third part of the Biblical Boundaries series, we'll explore 5 more principles we can learn about boundaries from observing God's boundaries in the Bible. #hisdearlyloveddaughter #godinthehardplaces #gracegirls #boundaries #biblicalboundaries #healthyboundaries #marriage #brokenmarriage #healthymarriage

Biblical Boundaries – A 6 Part Series We’re spending some time learning about Biblical boundaries around here. We’ve already spent two weeks defining and laying out some Biblical principles surrounding the establishment of good, healthy boundaries, and there are still 4 more weeks to go. Here’s what you can expect from the series: WEEK 1: Defining Boundaries – God’s Way WEEK 2: 5 Principles of Healthy Boundaries we Learn from God. WEEK 3: 5 More Principles of Biblical Boundaries we Learn from God. WEEK 4: 5 Rules for Making Boundaries Clearly Laid Out in Scripture WEEK 5: How Do I Set Biblical Boundaries? 5 Steps to Get YouRead More →

In this second part of the Biblical Boundaries series, we'll explore 5 principles we can learn about boundaries from observing God's boundaries in the Bible.

Biblical Boundaries – A 6 Part Series We’re spending some time learning about healthy boundaries around here. Last week we started the Biblical Boundaries series, and we’ll keep it going for the next four weeks too! Here’s what you can expect: WEEK 1: Defining Boundaries – God’s Way WEEK 2: 5 Principles of Healthy Boundaries we Learn from God. WEEK 3: 5 More Principles of Biblical Boundaries we Learn from God. WEEK 4: 5 Rules for Making Boundaries Clearly Laid Out in Scripture WEEK 5: How Do I Set Biblical Boundaries? 5 Steps to Get You Started WEEK 6: How Biblical Boundaries Put God in Control WEEK 2:Read More →

Part One in the Biblical Boundaries Series

Biblical Boundaries – A 6 Part Series Establishing strong, Biblical boundaries is one of the hardest, yet most important things for a betrayed wife to do. Really, for any believer to do. Unfortunately, it’s a task that leaves most of us wondering where and how to even start. Many of us have spent our lives believing that unconditional love looks different than the Bible actually describes it. We mistakenly think setting boundaries is mean, or unloving, or… gasp… un-submissive. In fact, it is often the most loving, God-honoring thing we can do! God sets strong boundaries with us, and He makes it clear in Scripture that we are to do the same in ourRead More →

A quick update on some of the people we met last year on our trip to western Africa.

Just in case you haven’t heard the news yet, our family is going back to Africa in a little more than a month! We’re so excited that God has opened this door for us once again! He had to work a miracle or two to make it happen this time. And He did! We’re so thankful, and so excited!  We left a piece of our hearts in that little country in western Africa! We fell in love with the landscape, the people, the culture, and so much more! The church service we attended with our African brothers and sisters was a little slice of Heaven! We’ve beenRead More →

Psalms 19 is a wonderful passage of Scripture to inspire us to be seeking God no matter what! When we're down or broken, the heavens will declare His glory. His Word will confirm it. And His work in our lives will draw us back. May we seek to please Him all the days of our lives!

When hearts are broken, seeking God is often the last thing we want to do. The enemy is quick to use these terrible moments to convince us we “can’t” seek Him. To convince us we’re too broken, too incapacitated. It. Is. A. Lie, dear sisters.  We can choose to run or hide. We can make excuses. We can blame others. But the truth is, we’re simply hurting ourselves. The good news is, He will pursue us. He will continue to call for as long as it takes to convince us to come out of hiding and seek Him again. When we finally do, what healing there is in His gloriousRead More →

Staying Married After Betrayal - A Podcast with Betrayal Trauma Recovery

Several weeks ago I had the great honor and privilege to be interviewed by Anne for the Betrayal Trauma Recovery Podcast. What a pleasure it was to talk to her that afternoon! If you’re not familiar with their ministry, Betrayal Trauma Recovery (or BTR.org) is an amazing resource for women reeling in the aftermath of discovering their husband’s infidelity or addiction. It is a secure, reliable, and healthy place for women who are looking for a safe-haven from the pain, chaos, and isolation associated with their husband’s abuse. They have a treasure trove of tools available to help their clients establish safety in their lives andRead More →

The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus offered forgiveness and redemption for our sins, and totally changed the way our family was able to deal with my husband's sexual addiction & infidelities. Jesus changes everything! #hisdearlyloveddaughter #forgiveness #sexaddiction #affair #family #redemption #easter #goodfriday #thecross #heisalive

The crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ – Forgiveness & Redemption. The whole of Christianity hinges on those two events, and what they made possible. Yesterday marked the end of Holy Week with the celebration of Easter – Resurrection Sunday – so what better time to talk about how those two words – Forgiveness & Redemption – have impacted our little family this past year?  Romans 5:8-11 – But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, He will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of His SonRead More →

The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus offered forgiveness and redemption for our sins, and totally changed the way our family was able to deal with my husband's sexual addiction & infidelities. Jesus changes everything! #hisdearlyloveddaughter #forgiveness #sexaddiction #affair #family #redemption #easter #goodfriday #thecross #heisalive

The crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ – Forgiveness & Redemption. The whole of Christianity hinges on those two events, and what they made possible. Yesterday marked the beginning of Holy Week, so what better time to talk about how those two words – Forgiveness & Redemption – have impacted our little family in this past year?  Romans 5:8-11 – But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, He will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by theRead More →

After my husband's infidelities came into the open, we had to decide whether or not to tell our kids. It was a very difficult decision, but with God's help, we decided telling the truth was the best path forward. #hisdearlyloveddaughter #truth #parenting #marriage #infidelity #adultery #betrayal

I’ve been putting off writing about this part of our story for months. It’s one thing to tell you all about me and my love. We’re both adults who have mutually decided to share our story. But talking about our kids in depth is another thing. Like me, they didn’t ask to be thrown into this story. They’re victims of the terrible decisions of another. I want to protect them as much as possible. Still, deciding how to handle the family dynamics after intimate betrayal is a major problem that everyone in this situation has to navigate, and my readers have asked again and again for more information on why we decided toRead More →