Being Transparent: 3 Ways To Invite Others Into Your Healing

Years ago, in 2005, I faced one of the hardest struggles of my life. I thought I was doing so well—as a writer, as a mom, and as a wife. One November, I pondered my family, and my work, and I thought things couldn’t get any better. I even prayed Psalm 139:23-24: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the {Read More}

I’m FOR the Duggars

I was lying on my bed, checking Facebook when I first heard the news about Josh Duggar inappropriately touching five young women when he was a young teenager. I was heartbroken by the news in so many ways. I was heartbroken because of the victims. I was heartbroken for the Duggar family. I was heartbroken for Josh. Throughout the last week I’ve ruminated about my response to this, and as I’ve prayed for this family my thoughts have settled on one {Read More}

Close to the Brokenhearted

Saturday Scripture   Psalm 34:18   The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.   Prayer Heavenly Father, only you can heal a broken heart and piece together a shattered spirit. Thank you for being near me in the good times and in the bad. There’s no place I’d rather be than safe in Your all-powerful hands.   Where do YOU turn when you’re feeling brokenhearted? Psalm 34:18. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Are you new {Read More}

Your Heartache, Your Story: Using Your Past Pain to Help Others Find Healing

Your Heartache, Your Story   What is your heartache? Looking back in your life where did you experience the most pain? What is your story? Have you overcome hardship, loss, abandonment? Have you been abused? Did you grow up feeling unloved or unwanted? Did you search for love in all the wrong places and find yourself making wrong choices to find love? For years I struggled with many things: not knowing my father growing up, facing teen pregnancy, and forgiving {Read More}

Learning to Face the Truth

Learning to Face the Truth On Monday, I talked about how being transparent can free your soul (read the full post HERE). For me, being transparent about my abortion freed my soul, and I began talking about that a bit on Monday. Here’s the rest of the story: It was a story I did not want to tell. But as Sanctity of Life Sunday approached, my pastor asked me to share my story with the church—the story I had kept {Read More}

How to be Transparent: Telling Someone About My Abortion Freed My Soul

How to be Transparent: Telling Someone About My Abortion Freed My Soul Do you have a secret? I did … for a very long time. My abortion was my biggest shame and only my husband and my mother (and my ex-boyfriend of course) knew about it. I can remember sitting in Bible study and the women talking about abortion. I thought I was going to be sick. I was sure everyone saw the pain and shame on my face–and these {Read More}

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