Screw Up

I’ve always felt just a tad less normal than most people. Less put together. Way needier. A huge disappointment. Less capable of taking care of myself. Not a grown-up. Weak. Lazy. Pretty much a screw-up. As if every day, at the end of my day, I could do a mental...

I’m Not My Biggest Fan Right Now

Warning: Some of you are not going to like this post. I can almost hear the comments rolling in now. I am not trying to make anyone feel badly about who they are and I am not trying to start a comparison game. I am simply sharing one of my experiences, one of my...

Words Haunt

I was running errands the other day, driving in an area that I’m often in, passing landmarks I frequently pass. But this day, for some reason, the hotel on the corner caught my eye…one of the handful of hotels my kids and I stayed in during the most chaotic season of...

Shame Sticks

I have done a lot of things in my life that I’m embarrassed about, that I wouldn’t want people to know. And I have hurt people in ways that still make me cringe. That’s what guilt is. It is a realistic emotion based off a fact that you did something you shouldn’t have...

Haters Gonna Hate

I’ve talked here often about how I’ve been judged through my separation and divorce process (heck, I was even judged for the kind of wife I was) and how much pain that added to my already broken and fragile heart. And I was reminded of the harshness of judgment when I...

Is Divorce an Unforgivable Sin?

When I first announced my separation, I lost several speaking engagements.  On the one hand, I understood where the people were coming from, being a former women’s ministry director, but I have to admit, I felt such shame in those moments. I think one of my blog...

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