Relationships


Letting Go of a Relationship You Want to Keep

You want to hold on, but you have to let go. Letting go of a relationship you want to keep is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. It’s also one of the healthiest. I just finished writing the fourth edition of How to Let Go of Someone You Love. I wrote it because […]

letting go of a relationship you want to keep

When You Doubt What You Believe

When You Doubt What You Believe

How you cope with doubtful thoughts and feelings affects your whole future – not to mention your present experience! What do you do when doubt fills your mind and overwhelms your emotions? Your ability to move through doubt determines whether you fail or succeed. Doubting is normal, no matter what you believe in or how […]


Growing Forward with Mary Magdalene

How did a “demon possessed” woman heal and become the first person who saw Jesus? Mary of Magdala is one of my favorite Biblical women in Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back (but let’s be honest, I love them all! Except for Naomi. I had a hard time with her, as I mention in […]

Growing Forward with Mary Magdalene

Hagar Growing Forward She Blossoms

Digging Deeper With Hagar – Growing Forward 

Hagar was Sarah and Abraham’s Egyptian servant in the Bible. Hagar was also a single mom. And she’s my second favorite woman in my book Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back. I grew up with a single mom, and I didn’t meet my dad until went to Jerusalem, Israel when I was 29 years old. […]


Going Through Infertility With Sarah – Growing Forward

Sarah and Abraham struggled with infertility for ten years. She eventually conceived Isaac, but it was a long, difficult journey. I understand the pain of trying to get pregnant but being disappointed month after month. I know what it’s like to accept a childless life. In How to Overcome Hopelessness After an Infertility Diagnosis, I […]

Sarah Growing Forward She Blossoms

When Your Life Has No Purpose or Meaning

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 […]


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 Guilty Feelings When Your Mom Dies

How to Heal After a Secret Relationship Ends

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 […]


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 […]

4 Steps to Recovery After a Shocking Marriage Breakup

Where Was God?

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 […]