When God Asks You to Return to Your Darkest Place

Do you have a dark place in your life? A place of heartache or even sin? Without a doubt my darkest place was when I walked away from God during my teen years. I became sexually active at a young age, and I chose to have an abortion at age 15. I found myself pregnant again—by the same boyfriend—at age 17 and the second time I chose life. From the moment after I walked out of the clinic after by {Read More}

3 Reasons You Need Jesus

Three Reasons You Need Jesus You can sing Jesus Loves Me, but it’s more than a song. You wonder if life can be different. You wonder if it’s just enough to respect who Jesus was. Do you really need Him? Yes, and here are three reasons why: 1. Because the Nothing Takes the Emptiness Away You may have been an unplanned pregnancy. (I was.) You may have grown up with feelings that you aren’t enough. (I did.) Maybe you’ve tried {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}

My Testimony & a Call for Readers’ Photos!

My Testimony & Call for Readers’ Photos! One of my favorite blogs, ForTheFamily.org, has featured my testimony video. I’d be honored if you take a couple minutes to listen and then share your own testimony in the comments below. I love to be inspired by my readers’ stories.     & Show me your photos! I’d like to do a monthly blog post featuring your reading life! Share your photos as a reader by tagging @TriciaGoyer and #iSpyTriciaG on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or Instagram. {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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