Relationships


4 Secrets to Surviving an Empty House and Lonely Heart

Your life will never the be the same after you lose someone you love – and neither will you. These tips on how to survive an empty house and lonely heart after a loved one’s death will help you see you’re not alone, and give you hope for the rest of the day. One of […]

When Your Life Has No Purpose or Meaning

Healing Guilty Feelings When Your Mom Dies

Healing Guilty Feelings When Your Mom Dies

You’re normal if you feel guilty after the loss of your mother. Guilt is a common and painful part of grieving when a mom dies. These ideas for dealing with guilt after your mother’s death will help you grieve and heal. “Sometimes the hardest part of grief is guilt,” writes Margaret Brownley in Grieving God’s […]


Healing After a Secret Relationship Ends

In my article about dealing with secret relationships, I describe the problems arising when you hide who you’re involved with. Here, you’ll find tips for healing after a secret relationship ends. You couldn’t talk about the relationship while it was happening, and now that it’s over you may feel ashamed or embarrassed. Hang on, my […]

How to Heal After a Secret Relationship Ends

4 Steps to Recovery After a Shocking Marriage Breakup

4 Steps to Recovering After an Unexpected Marriage Breakup

Some relationship breakdowns are expected and even planned; others are sudden and shocking. These steps will help you recover after a marriage breakup that’s left you stunned, lost and confused. In my “She Blossoms” blog posts, I typically begin with a reader’s comment and five Blossom Tips to help with healing and moving forward in […]


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 […]

Where Was God?

When You’re Forced to Move to a New Home

When You’re Forced to Move to a New Home

The first time I was forced to move to a new home, I had no choice. I was seven and going into foster care! But what do you do when you’re forced to leave your home as an adult? You know you “should” be coping better, but you just can’t seem to let go of […]


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 […]

The SMART Way to Pray for Help, Healing and Hope

How to Figure Out What God Wants You to Do

How to Figure Out What God Wants You to Do 

What job does God want you to take? Where does He want you to go in your career, and for how long? Here’s how to figure out what God wants you to do with your life; these five  “Blossom Tips” are focused on career and job decisions, but can be applied to all of life’s […]


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 […]

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 […]