So, I took July off from writing and thinking so hard and strategizing because I was just plain wiped out, and it was just what I needed.  I rested, I read, I walked, I dated some boys.  It was fun and slow and quiet and just plain good.  I feel so much more me again. I have started to re-remember why I do what I do every day and it’s a really good, calm, settled feeling.

So as I continue to plot and plan how to reach as many hurting women as I can with hope and healing, here’s a little of what you can expect.

I will be posting here on the blog on Mondays and Thursdays. Though you, of course, are more than welcome to read every single post I ever toss up here, these days will have certain themes as I realize my audience is a bit varied.

Mondays: I’ll touch on topics related to difficult marriages, abuse, the Church.
Thursdays: I’ll write about divorce, single parenting, dating and pain in general.

During my time off, I combed through all 647 posts and categorized them correctly, so you can look to your right and click on a specific topic that hits home for you.

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A reminder that my novel, World Split Open, releases in September in e-book form AND paperback. I’m so excited about this I can hardly believe it.  And by excited, I also mean a tad scared. But in the best ways.  So, be looking for that.

And my speaking schedule is resuming in September with a few retreats on the books.  If you or your women’s ministry or MOPS’ group or church or DivorceCare group would like to book me for an event, click here for more information.  I would LOVE to come speak in your area and meet as many of you as I can!

Let me just toss something out here…  I need you each to know that just because I have now been divorced over two years and I am venturing out into the world of dating absolutely does not mean that I can no longer resonate with those of you in difficult marriages or that I’m living chaos-free in the peaceful pastures of post-divorce-land.  Umm, no. I am meeting with a sweet woman in a hard marriage and when we talk, I remember vividly how it felt and I know – like really, really know and understand – how she is currently feeling. I still get it.  You can trust that. And I am in the middle of a divorce-related situation that is absolutely mind-numbingly nuts that I have no idea really how to navigate. So, yeah, I still get what it feels like to be divorced. You can know that.  I have been where you are. I am where you are. I understand your pain.  And Jesus has walked me through every last moment up til now and will continue to hold me through what’s to come.  I hear you, I understand you, I’m on your side.  We will get through this. YOU will get through this.

And in the meantime, girls, we’ve got work to do.

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