Posts tagged "forgiveness"

A second chance at virginity, what a joy that would be!

A second chance at virginity, what a joy that would be!
I feel sorry for today’s youth because no one really speaks about the importance of virginity, and is it any wonder the way every song and television program glamorizes sex.  Kids today don’t stand a chance.  I wish I had a second chance at virginity. I think I would have liked to hold out until... Read more »

Signs of a pedophile: Things I know now that I wish I knew then

Signs of a pedophile: Things I know now that I wish I knew then
Like most of the women in my family, I was an abused teenager. The good news, if there is such a thing in cases like mine, is that it wasn’t a family member like many of the women in my family experienced. Fortunately, I had no inappropriate uncle, cousin, nephew, father, or stepfather mistreating me.... Read more »

From brokenness and bitterness to forgiveness—the best advice I ever received

From brokenness and bitterness to forgiveness—the best advice I ever received
My life almost thirty years ago now today almost seems unreal. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that the woman I am now was the young, naive girl I was then. When I think of my childhood of happy moments playing in my backyard laying in the grass watching the clouds pass by, I... Read more »
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Heal your heart, practice forgiveness

Heal your heart, practice forgiveness
Recently a dear friend betrayed me by creating all kinds of chaos, drama, and distrust within my family.  As a mom of six daughters, that’s not too difficult to do with our feelings as fragile and frayed as our skirts and dresses. A peaceful, pleasant, family occasion turned ugly with people using “fighting words” which,... Read more »
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