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Where Was God When This Happened to Me and My Family?

Death, divorce, difficult diseases, natural disasters – even devastating breakups – are heartbreaking. Asking where God was when Something Bad happened to you and your family is normal. It’s healthy to question God and express your anger, grief, frustration and hopelessness! This helps you heal and build a personal relationship with Him. Here’s what one “She Blossoms” reader recently said: “I […]

Where Was God?

The SMART Way to Pray for Help, Healing and Hope

5 SMART Ways to Pray to God for Help, Healing and Hope

While there’s no single “right” way to pray for help, hope and healing, our prayers to God could always use a booster shot. These five tips reveal the SMART way to pray to God — and they apply to all situations. I was experimenting with the idea of praying to Jesus with the SMART goal-setting formula, and discovered that it […]


How to Stop Being So Hard on Yourself 

Maybe you’ve been forgiven by someone you hurt, but you can’t stop beating yourself up. Maybe you believe God forgives other people’s mistakes and failures, but you just don’t know how to stop being so hard on yourself. Maybe you can’t forgive yourself, even after searching for tips for letting go of the past. Maybe you’ve even read one of […]

How to Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

From Believing in God to Having a Relationship With Jesus

From Believing in God to Having a Relationship With Jesus

What’s the difference between believing in God or a Higher Power, versus having a personal relationship with Jesus? A “She Blossoms” reader inspired me to write this article; below is her question about belief in God versus having a relationship with Jesus. In this article, you won’t find complicated theological arguments about why believing in God is important or how to […]


Helping Your Sister Through Grief After Her Husband Dies

How do you comfort your grieving sister after the death of her husband? These five ways to help a family member grieve are inspired by a brother’s comment. His sister’s husband died several months ago, and she hasn’t been coping well with the grieving process. “Thanks so much for writing about feeling scared to grieve on She Blossoms,” said Gary on What […]

Helping Your Sister Through Grief After Her Husband Dies

5 Ways to Rebuild Lost Confidence in Yourself

What to Do When You Lose Confidence in Yourself

No matter how self-confident you are, it’s normal to occasionally lose confidence in yourself. If you’ve recently experienced a breakup, job loss, relationship conflict or some other failure (real or imagined), your self-confidence is even more likely to falter. Here, you’ll find my favorite ways to rebuild your confidence and renew your self-esteem. The most important thing to remember is […]


What to Do When Grieving Feels Scary and Overwhelming

Grief feels like an overwhelming and terrifying mix of fear, confusion, and pain. The grieving process is scary! But it’s also essential to healing. Fear of grief is normal, because the grieving process is scary. Grief is also heartbreaking, lonely, and long. That’s the bad news. But wait, there’s good news! These tips for coping when you’re scared of “grief […]

How to Cope When You're Scared to Grieve 

What to Do When Grief Overwhelms You

What to Do When Grief Overwhelms You

Unexpected waves of grief overwhelm you at unexpected, sometimes awkward times. Coping with setbacks in the grieving process when you’re home alone is one thing — but what do you do in the grocery store or at your kids’ school? Nothing prepares you for this part of the grieving process. You are not alone. They say grief is different for […]