Should Churches Serve People, or People Serve Churches

Various church officials counseled us through the years. They encouraged us to put God first, repent, and forgive. Our marriage did not survive. I finally escaped with the children and entered a domestic violence shelter. At last, we received excellent therapy, and I divorced John. I continued membership in the same church, as did John.Continue reading “Should Churches Serve People, or People Serve Churches”

When Fathers’ Rights are Restricted, Children Suffer

There are situations in which courts must protect a parent and child. This article does not apply to circumstances in which abuse or threat of abuse jeopardizes the safety of a child or parent. Daddy was my champion. We were bonded tightly, as he was the stabilizer in my family. My earliest, remarkable memories wereContinue reading “When Fathers’ Rights are Restricted, Children Suffer”

Believe in Yourself, Even in the 9th Hour

One day, my husband and I engaged in a mild dispute about something unimportant. In my mind, I blamed him for our miscommunication. His thoughts remain unspoken, but he turned away and rolled his eyes. Anyone ever experienced a moment like this? All marriages have two people, so differences are unavoidable and not a bigContinue reading “Believe in Yourself, Even in the 9th Hour”

February 14th: Whom Do You Love?

Flowers, candy, cards, plush stuffed animals, chocolate-dipped strawberries, are traditional gifts on this day to demonstrate love between people. Most people desire love, and during this holiday millions of dollars are spent on professing our love for one another. I propose a challenge. I ask you to look within yourself and commit to loving yourselfContinue reading “February 14th: Whom Do You Love?”