After my husband works on his group homework, we take time to snuggle on the couch and watch a show. I love this time with him. It hasn’t always been this way. We are learning how to be in relationship—open, honest, and vulnerable—one day at a time.
How could I be so angry and yell so loudly at this little person that I love so much? How could I be so physically overwhelmed and exhausted every day that I feel completely and utterly helpless? Is this really how parenting is supposed to be? Does every stay-at-home mom drag their feet out of bed and watch the clock all day looking forward to bedtime?
Facilitating a support group can be daunting and scary. Here are a few essentials to get you started in this amazingly painful, and yet rewarding, journey. This may be helpful in reevaluating the dynamics of the group you are already facilitating.
Everyone who sits in a Pure Desire group will eventually come across the phrase, “You were wounded in relationship and you need to be healed in relationship.” We come up against the ultimate double bind—the thing we need the most is also the thing we fear the most: each other.
For many of us, we already know what the day will bring, but we are unable to see the traps and other hazards that are waiting to ensnare us. We become so focused on what’s happening around us that we get lost in our own darkness; we forget to survey the land.
As we begin the New Year, we need to raise our self-awareness. If you are like me, you may have set goals or resolutions for the New Year. But, how often have we set New Year’s resolutions and failed at our attempts to change?
Countless times, I committed to friends, mentors, and eventually my spouse that I was going to change my bad habits and start walking in purity and freedom. I failed miserably over and over; and over. If you are looking to do the same in 2018, follow my advice!
Whether you love the holidays—Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations—or you tolerate them, the holidays can be draining. How do we recover from being emotionally stressed and drained as we face the New Year?
Between working, taking care of a baby, and preparing for the busy holiday season, it was difficult to find the time to sort through this pile of clutter. So, what does an over-committed, over-stressed, twentysomething wife and Mom do?