Temple Marriage= Fear and Panic

Temple Marriage= Fear and Panic

The flood of tears that occured when I filed for a temple divorce in 2014 could have filled the bathtub a dozen times.   I didn’t want a divorce, but felt deeply prompted that keeping the union between my first husband and myself wasn’t going to do either...
Having the Courage to Become What I Want to Be

Having the Courage to Become What I Want to Be

Having the Courage to Become What I Want to Be “It is time for a change, and you love color,” she said.I wanted to listen to her because what she spoke was truth. I do love color, and yet there was a piece inside of me that hesitated. My mind filled with questions....

God Will Provide the Way

I sat in my bed tears pouring down my face when I first heard of her death.  It is amazing how quickly the brain tries to protect itself from hard information.   I felt panic, but the first thing I did was check the news.  Just like that, I fell into denial.  This...

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

“She stays with an abuser,” said of the voice on the other end of the line.   As if her worth, or her ability to care about others and love people was associated with her situation. It is easy to place judgement and to believe that the person in an abusive situation...
Stolen the Heart from Inside you

Stolen the Heart from Inside you

I sat up in bed, my hair frizzy, my back hurting.  I leaned forward to stretch and listened for the sound of my little boys.  Just to remember that they are with their dad for fall break.  I reached over and grabbed my phone.  A text message from a friend, I smiled...