The Importance of Forgiveness and Humility in Marriage

The Importance of Forgiveness and Humility in Marriage

You cannot read the Bible, believe that it’s true, and submit yourself to it’s teachings without understanding the importance of forgiveness! There is no question that believers are called to forgive as they have been forgiven. So today, as we get close to the end of our Communicating God’s Way series, we want to spend […]

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

Often, when lies have defined a relationship for many years, we’re left wondering, will I ever stop waiting for the other shoe to drop? Even after years of solid recovery, many of us find ourselves struggling to believe we’re not still being lied to. How can we ever know for sure, we wonder? What if we’re being naïve or […]

Telling the Truth is Important! Speak Truth in Love

Telling the Truth is Important - Speak Truth in Love

It’s true! Telling the truth IS important. If you’ve found this post through search, we’re towards the end of a series on Communicating God’s Way in our marriages. Today we’re talking about the importance of telling the truth. All the time. We want to learn how to recognize actual truth for ourselves, we want to […]

Healing is Not Linear: Navigating the 3 Stages of Betrayal Recovery

Healing is Not Linear

People far wiser than myself have named three stages to the process of healing from Betrayal Trauma, and as a survivor, I can definitely find pieces of my own story in each of those stages of betrayal recovery. But I’m here to tell you, the journey to healing is not linear. We won’t move through […]

Gaslighting Tactics – 7 Examples of Manipulation in Relationships to Take Seriously

Gaslighting Tactics - 7 Examples of Manipulation in Relationships to Take Seriously

We’re about halfway through a series talking about what it means to communicate God’s way in our relationships. In our last post we talked about some of the most common examples of manipulation in relationships that mess this up. We acknowledged that we all sometimes choose to play games rather than speak plainly and honestly, […]

Manipulation in Communication – 5 Common Manipulation Tactics to Avoid

Manipulation in Communication - 5 Common Manipulation Tactics to Avoid

Manipulation in communication is a HUGE problem in modern relationships. We can’t adequately cover the topic of communication in this series without addressing it. But I believe there are two categories of manipulation we need to address here, and for that reason we’re splitting this topic up into two posts. The reality is, I doubt a single […]

What Should I Do About His Porn Problem? 8 “First Steps” for Wives

What Should I Do About His Porn Problem - 8 First Steps for Wives

Here you are, you’ve found yourself in that terrible place which has become a reality for countless wives across the world. You’ve discovered his porn problem. Maybe you’ve known for a while that he looked here and there, or that he “struggled,” but you’ve finally come to recognize that this is no small issue. He’s […]

The negative Effects of Assumptions and Presumptions

What Happens when You Assume - The Negative Effects of Assumptions and Presumptions

We all know what happens when you assume, right? Let’s just say it’s asinine, and leave it at that. Which is why this week in our Communicating God’s Way series we’re talking all about the negative effects of assumptions and presumptions in our conversations. It’s time to learn a better way to communicate! Just in […]

A Time to Mourn – The Importance of Grieving an Intimate Betrayal

A Time to Mourn The Importance of Grieving an Intimate Betrayal

Sadness, grief, deep sorrow; these are things that make us uncomfortable. In times of loss, we’re quick to call for healing both in ourselves and in others because we don’t want to deal with the painful emotions involved in the stages of grief. But the reality is, when we’ve suffered a loss (whether as a […]

Learn to Listen – Essential Communication Skills

Essential Communication Skills - Learn to Listen

We’re learning to communicate God’s way as we work our way through a series designed to develop essential communication skills that align with what the Bible says on the issue.  Today we’re going to learn to listen. Really listen. Not just to each other, but to God as well. Honestly, if we could all master […]