A New Covenant: Our Vow Renewal Story

A New Covenant - Our Vow Renewal Story

It’s been too long since I added an update to Our Story, especially since about six months ago we did something pretty significant. A little over four years ago, when our marriage basically fell apart and my love’s infidelity came out into the open, we began finding our way down a road to healing and […]

Staying Married After Betrayal: A Guest Appearance with BTR

Staying married after betrayal

Several weeks ago I had the great honor and privilege to be interviewed by Anne for the Betrayal Trauma Recovery Podcast. What a pleasure it was to talk to her that afternoon! If you’re not familiar with their ministry, Betrayal Trauma Recovery (or BTR.org) is an amazing resource for women reeling in the aftermath of discovering […]

Forgiveness and Redemption: Telling Our Kids About their Father’s Affairs

Forgiveness & Redemption - Telling Our Kids About their Father's Affairs

I’ve been putting off writing about this part of our story for months. It’s one thing to tell you all about me and my love. We’re both adults who have mutually decided to share our story. But talking about our kids in depth is another thing. Like me, they didn’t ask to be thrown into this story. They’re victims […]

What will God Do to Be My First Love?

What Will God Do to Be My First Love

“Why is God allowing this to happen to me?” It’s a question that hung in my soul for many years. Likely there are many reasons, and I won’t pretend to have it all figured out. But, as my relationship with God has deepened beyond anything I previously knew was possible, my eyes have been opened […]

Something New

Something New

I am so excited to be writing this post! When I started blogging about our mess almost one year ago, I had no idea where our story was headed. All I knew was that God was asking me to share it, so I did. I was scared to death. As 2016 ended and 2017 began, […]

Recognizing Real Recovery

Recognizing Real Recovery

I feel like I should start this post out with a giant disclaimer, because I really don’t feel qualified to write something so audacious so early in this process. It’s too soon to be able to tell if this is going to last, or even know for sure that it’s real recovery. It’s too soon […]

Finding Courage When God Opens Doors

Finding Courage when God Opens Doors

There are so many multi-pronged forks in the road we walk throughout our life!  I prefer to look at it as a massive building with more rooms than we’ll ever have time to visit; each room connected to others by long hallways on all sides – an intricate maze that’s impossible to map out and […]

What My Love Learned from the Story of Moses

What My Love Learned from the Story of Moses

If you’ve been following our story, you know my love has been growing spiritually and I promised to talk more about it soon.  Today is the last day of our 90 day therapeutic separation so it seems like a great time to celebrate what God has been doing.  Our Bible reading plan through those first […]

Growing Faith and Moving Mountains

Growing Faith and Moving Mountains

Well, we’re halfway through (March 2017) the 90 day therapeutic separation.  I thought it would be a good idea to give a little update because God has been doing some big stuff, moving mountains everywhere we look!  We ended up changing a few of the parameters to the plan after about a week.  I’d like […]

Does God Love Me No Matter What?

Does God Love Me... No Matter What

I know it seems like a ridiculous question to many of you: “Does God love me no matter what?”  For a lot of you the ability to accept God’s love for what it is doesn’t present any problems. You think, “Of course He loves you, He died for you!”  But I have a feeling there […]