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December 2018

Finding inspiration from my own favorite Christmas carol, we find ourselves transported to that Holy Night more than 2000 years ago, when Hope came to this world.

The latest from His Dearly Loved Daughter :
My “Persistent Widow’s” Prayer
Healing from Betrayal Trauma Our Story

My “Persistent Widow’s” Prayer

The Bible tells a story of a woman - a widow who persistently sought justice from an evil judge. Jesus encouraged us to approach our Heavenly Father with that same kind of persistence in prayer, knowing He will surely grant us justice - and quickly! This is the story of my own persistent prayer.
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Humility: How to Get Rid of that Log in Your Eye
Communicating God's Way

Humility: How to Get Rid of that Log in Your Eye

Before we get into the specifics of communication, let’s prepare our hearts. It’s essential that our intentions as we proceed be in line with those of our Heavenly Father. This begins from a place of humility. It is only from there we can approach our spouse with any hope of improving our communication. It’s human nature to read the kind of stuff we’re going to be addressing “for” someone else. Instead of taking the opportunity to honestly evaluate ourselves, we look for ammunition to load into the arsenal of judgement we’re building against our partners. Friends, our goal is healing. The only person we have any power to heal is ourselves. So, with that in mind, let’s dive into our passage for this week.
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Who Am I? I am Chosen, Purchased, and Adopted by God.
Identified Series

Who Am I? I am Chosen, Purchased, and Adopted by God.

A good place to start when we’re looking to re-write our identity is with an understanding of the nature of our existence. We need to know whether we’re just some cosmic accident, or the result of an intentional plan because the answer to that question will define our purpose. All praise to God who tells us we are not, in fact, some fluke of nature. We are His own special creation: Chosen by Him before the beginning of time, purchased out of our state of slavery to sin by His very own blood, and adopted into His family forever. Let’s think about the ramifications of those three simple realities.
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Triggered: Practical Steps to Overcome the Debilitating Reminders Around Every Corner
Healing from Betrayal Trauma

Triggered: Practical Steps to Overcome the Debilitating Reminders Around Every Corner

Being triggered is a very real, very natural, and very agonizing aspect of recovery from betrayal (or any other) trauma. The term refers to the moments when we are very suddenly and unexpectedly reminded of our pain and upheaval in a way that propels us back into the crippling state of shock experienced at the onset of the traumatic experience. Most of us didn’t expect the triggers, and therefore find ourselves completely unequipped to deal with and move past them. But there is hope!
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Communicating God’s Way Series Intro
Communicating God's Way

Communicating God’s Way Series Intro

Terrible communication is likely one of the most common roadblocks to healing in broken marriages. Unfortunately, we’re just really, really bad (like as a people) at communicating with each other. We’re selfish, we jump to conclusion, we’re rotten listeners, we assume and presume like nobody’s watching, we manipulate and lie, we spend all kinds of time looking at the faults of others while rarely looking inward to our own faults, and we’re just plain mean to each other. Often times, before we can even think of addressing the larger underlying issues in marriages, we have to first learn to start communicating according to the standards God has laid out for us in Scripture.
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Who Am I? A Bible-study on Identity through the book of Ephesians 
Identified Series

Who Am I? A Bible-study on Identity through the book of Ephesians 

Identified Who Am I?A Bible-study on Identity through the book of Ephesians There are a million steps we have to...
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When Pride Kills Mercy – The Great Tragedy of Jonah
From God's Word Healing from Betrayal Trauma

When Pride Kills Mercy – The Great Tragedy of Jonah

Sometimes we get so caught up in our own desire to be right, we miss out on being a part of God's mercy. We choose judgement and misery over excitedly taking part in a miracle because we've forgotten how merciful He's been to us! There is much we can learn from the Biblical account of the prophet Jonah.
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New Year, New Look, and All the New Things at HDLD Ministries
Our Story

New Year, New Look, and All the New Things at HDLD Ministries

It's a new year, and His Dearly Loved Daughter Ministries has a new look, and all kinds of new things going on. Come check us out today and start healing from the betrayal that wrecked your heart and your marriage!
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How to Invite Blessing Through Thanksgiving 
Redeeming Thanksgiving

How to Invite Blessing Through Thanksgiving 

It's time to wrap up this Redeeming Thanksgiving series, and begin to prepare our hearts for Christmas. When we started the month out we asked God to set us ablaze with thanksgiving. We laid out the kindling and prepared the wood by committing to this study, and He cultivated that first spark with the promise of restoration. We learned how a thankful heart has the power to redeem for good what the enemy intended for evil. We fed that fire by learning how our gratitude leads to hope which fills us with the joy of the Lord, which is our strength. As the flames of His blessing spread, our praises grew and led us into the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding. Then, last week, that inferno reached a new height. No longer was it simply spreading God's blessings throughout our own lives, but it began to consume what didn't belong. The devouring fire of our God sent the enemy running. Our praises demolished strongholds while reminding us of the ultimate victory, which is as good as won. It is my hope that today, as we conclude this series, the flames of gratitude will blaze from us onto the lives of those still lost and ignite a magnificent explosion of blessing across the whole world!
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How to Make the Enemy Flee through Thankfulness
Redeeming Thanksgiving

How to Make the Enemy Flee through Thankfulness

There is an awesome story in the Bible about what happened when one king decided to praise God, even in the face of certain death. When King Jehoshaphat of Judah led his people with a spirit of thankfulness, the enemy turned and ran. We can learn to do the same thing today!
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6 Steps to Redeem the Holidays from Fear of the Past – A Guest Appearance at Faith Beyond Fear
Redeeming Thanksgiving

6 Steps to Redeem the Holidays from Fear of the Past – A Guest Appearance at Faith Beyond Fear

Several months ago I had the honor of being asked to make a guest appearance over at Faith Beyond Fear....
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How to Find Peace with a Thankful Heart
Redeeming Thanksgiving

How to Find Peace with a Thankful Heart

Peace – it's a "state of being" more coveted than any other. How we all long for peace! We've created prestigious prizes to honor those who have contributed to the world's quest to secure it; but the sad truth is, peace is unattainable through human efforts. No striving, no program, no method will work if they do not include God. It is only His peace, the peace that exceeds anything we can understand that will provide lasting comfort. It is only God's peace that promises to guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!
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How to Restore Hope and Joy by Living Thankful
Redeeming Thanksgiving

How to Restore Hope and Joy by Living Thankful

It's no secret that God wants his people to be joyful. In John 15:11, Jesus tells His disciples, "I have told you these things so that you will be filled with My joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!" In Galatians 5, joy is listed second, behind only love as a product of the work of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of believers. But sometimes life just sucks, and it can be really hard to be joyful at those times. Especially when our specific situations start to feel hopeless. So let's learn how a little bit of thankfulness can help us reclaim our joy!
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Cultivating a Heart of Thanksgiving to Restore the Broken 
Redeeming Thanksgiving

Cultivating a Heart of Thanksgiving to Restore the Broken 

Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday for a long time, so when life made this time difficult, I had to learn to redeem what the enemy had broken. So, I'd love it if you'd join me through these weeks leading up to Thanksgiving here at His Dearly Loved Daughter as we focus in on cultivating a heart of thanksgiving. There really is great power in this one little discipline, so we're going to reclaim what has been broken and hand it over to the Master Builder to be lovingly restored.
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Pornography and Marriage in a Millennial World – Part Two
Healing from Betrayal Trauma Restoring a Broken Marriage

Pornography and Marriage in a Millennial World – Part Two

Last week we talked about the dangers of pornography in marriage from a Biblical perspective. This week let's get informed about some of the facts surrounding this issue.
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Pornography and Marriage in a Millennial World – Part One
Healing from Betrayal Trauma Restoring a Broken Marriage

Pornography and Marriage in a Millennial World – Part One

It comes as no surprise to me that the world at large has turned a blind eye to the life-shattering dangers of pornography, but I was stunned to find that even among "moral" young people, there is an acceptance (albeit an uncomfortable one) of its presence and use in their homes. It is imperative we speak truth into their lives and alert them to the life-shattering dangers along that path!
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Sunshine Blogger Award
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Sunshine Blogger Award

I'm doing something a little different today. I was honored to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by my...
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Do I Trust God’s Good Plan For Me? Finding the Courage to Answer the Hard Questions 
Healing from Betrayal Trauma

Do I Trust God’s Good Plan For Me? Finding the Courage to Answer the Hard Questions 

Let’s be honest, we don’t often find ourselves on the mountain tops of life questioning God’s goodness, or His plan for us. It is in the depths that these questions surface. It is beneath the crushing weight of life’s sorrows that God’s good plan begins to feel like a far off fairy-tale written for someone else. This is when we must force ourselves to answer the question: Do I TRUST God's GOOD plan for me?
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Do I Want to Heal? Finding the Courage to Answer the Hard Questions
Healing from Betrayal Trauma

Do I Want to Heal? Finding the Courage to Answer the Hard Questions

Do I want to heal? It seems like the answer would be obvious doesn’t it? Of course, we all want to heal! But sadly, the hard truth is, it’s often easier to stay the victim forever than it is to own our part of the problem and choose our own healing. Let's look at how Jesus dealt with a man stuck in "victim mentality" for guidance and answers.
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4 Myths About Recovery from Sexual Addiction 
For Him from My Love

4 Myths About Recovery from Sexual Addiction 

I hope you read last week’s post by my all-time favorite guest author, My Love! He shared the first two of four myths about recovery from sexual addiction, or, “lies sex addicts believe about recovery.” If you didn’t catch it, please go back and read it now. You really don’t want to miss it. Today he’ll finish up with the last two myths about recovery. We’re looking forward to many more posts from him in the future which you’ll now be able to find under the "For Him from My Love” category.
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