Handling Disappointment in a Way that Won’t Damage Us Further

Handling Disappointment in a Way that Won’t Damage Us Further

I used to think I did fine at handling disappointment. You just kind of roll with the punches and realize life isn’t fair, and “move on.” But what if you’re stuck in the dead of winter with no signs of spring to blossom forth from the snow? The...
Communicating with Your Spouse When You Don’t Know Where to Start

Communicating with Your Spouse When You Don’t Know Where to Start

I’m a stuffer.   Not a hoarder stuffer, but a conflict and communication in general stuffer. There’s usually one person in a relationship who stifles communication, not able to openly talk with their spouse because they don’t even know where to start. My husband...
Why Pain Pills Are Sometimes Necessary: Especially If You Hate Them

Why Pain Pills Are Sometimes Necessary: Especially If You Hate Them

Let me first start by saying I never thought I would be writing a defense for pain pills. Sure, I first began treatment with pain pills at the young age of thirteen after getting my first (and most painful) kidney stone, but I hated them for years thereafter.   A...
10 Faith Filled Books for the Chronically Ill

10 Faith Filled Books for the Chronically Ill

  When you’re in the deepest of trenches, sometimes you just need the right book to offer itself in your life and commiserate with you. Enter in our list of books of Faith Filled Books for the Chronically Ill. Faith is the main backbone of all these books....
A Letter to Wives, You Were Once a Girlfriend Before You Became a Mrs.

A Letter to Wives, You Were Once a Girlfriend Before You Became a Mrs.

  “You know, you’ll always be my boyfriend.” I turned to my then new fiance’ to say those words, then looked into his face to see the look of repulsion etched on his face as if I just called him “terd-face.”   “But I don’t want to be your boyfriend. It...