Part 3: My Sin, Telling My Friend About My Betrayal

Part 3: My Sin, Telling My Friend About My Betrayal

“Hello,’ she answered the phone.  My heart skipped a beat at the sound of her voice.  It felt like my chest was compressed and it was difficult to breathe. “Hey, this is Norma.”  I forced out of my mouth. Her cheery voice welcomed my call. ...
Part 2: My Sin, Telling My Husband

Part 2: My Sin, Telling My Husband

I didn’t want to tell him, and I did all at the same time.  I was afraid, I knew that he would leave me.  How could something get so twisted in my head?  How could I believe that this stupid idea would lead to connection? The weight of my secret was taking its...
Part 1: My Sin, How I Wronged My Husband

Part 1: My Sin, How I Wronged My Husband

What had I done?  I can’t believe that I agreed to that.  What had I been thinking?  What was wrong with me?  Shame was flooding through my veins, I had never felt so guilty or so bad in my entire life. Deep inside I knew what I had done was wrong, really...
The Desire to be Loved, Cherished, and Valued.

The Desire to be Loved, Cherished, and Valued.

My brain reeled to understand why he wouldn’t choose us.  As I laid in the hospital with my little 19-month-old son all I wanted to do was cry.  Things had happened so suddenly that night.  We had laid down for a little nap, and before long I could hear the...
Fighting Our Faulty Core Beliefs so We Can Find Happiness

Fighting Our Faulty Core Beliefs so We Can Find Happiness

Faulty Core Beliefs can hold us captive in our own lives.  They occur when we internalize the lies that are told when we feel shame.  We begin to develop a system of false beliefs about our identities. Everyone has shame, it is universal. I define shame as the...