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Wives World ~ Are You Hesitating?

Already only 15 days into the New Year and I’ve had to learn a lesson…a.k.a. “heard from God.” I was at a “crossroads” as to how to proceed with what I call my “passionate, money-pit, hobby.” Many of you know in the secular world I promote the subject of grief after abortion. This message is…

Wives World ~ The Most Depressing Week of the Year!

A trusted colleague shared with me yesterday that THIS WEEK, the first official work week, is the most depressing seven days of the year. I am thinking the unfilled days of the calendar loom ahead of us with a power that only the unknown can bring. Another bit of trivia is that the majority of…

Wives World~Tis the Season…

During the Christmas season there is something about the tension of amazing love and peace that rubs up against the realities of life as it continues to happen. I am afraid that Christmas has gone the way of Hollywood. A false sense of happiness and security exudes from every blaring commercial. We hear this as…

Wives World ~ “If Only” There Were More Ralph and Helen Marriages!

My husband lost the patriarch of his family this year with the passing of his Uncle Ralph, a WWII Veteran. His Uncle Ralph and Aunt Helen were known in the Johnson family as “the ones” who sent Thanksgiving cards instead of Christmas cards. Every year for as long as we know, a wonderful update would…

Wives World ~ Living Proof: Marriage Miracles are Possible

A former A’nesis Counseling Sabbatical client sent me great news and thanks for the miracle of his restored marriage. His wife came for a counseling sabbatical first. He came later for his own personal work. Eventually they returned to Colorado as a couple. He graciously gave me permission to post part of his thank you…

Wives World ~ The I’ll Never Get Overs

The more I work with clients, the more I see the reality of the “I’ll never get overs” of life. It struck me the other day when my husband was having a long conversation with our son. “Dad, I’ll just never get over…” When the call ended we started talking about the impact of the…

Wives World ~ Unconditional Love and Marriage

Love is Unconditional but Marriage is NOT. WOW! Just heard an amazing concept in a training about “Emotionally Destructive Marriages” from American Association of Christian Counselors. Leslie Vernick has a book on this same topic. I believe Christian women in particular get roped into thinking that they are the ones responsible for unconditional love. They…

Wives World ~ The Shame of Depression

I hear about women and men ashamed about their depression all the time. Even though their life might appear perfect to those around them, they are “faking it, until they make it.” Unfortunately, the combination of keeping the secret of depression and being shamed about it only creates more of the same…depression and shame. We…

Wives World ~ Who am I?

The seasons of life have a way of sending us reeling. Just when we think we know who we are, circumstances bring us overwhelming challenges and we find ourselves wondering where we went. I am reminded a sign I used to have in my office a million years ago. “I’ve gone to lunch. When I…

Wives World ~ The God Who Doesn’t Answer Prayers ~ Really?

Feeling a bit discouraged these days because of God’s inability to hear your cry? You are in good company. Reading the spiritual adventures of the prophets and saints of old, I see that this is a common lament for God’s children. How can this be, that our loving Father can “let us down and disappoint…