“Why should I keep writing when no one seems to care what I have to say?” This is a question I’ve asked myself a lot since starting this blog nearly four years ago. While there were many different reasons I chose to start relationshipswell, one of the main reasons was because a publisher I was
Love puts you in a vulnerable position. So for those of us who have been hurt, taken advantage of, or wronged by someone we trusted, vulnerability may be particularly hard. Putting yourself in a position where there is a chance you will be hurt again, left again, abandoned again may feel too risky. But there
When I was a little girl, I was terrified of storms because where I grew up, thunder storms often turned into tornados, and tornados can be terrifying. Sometimes the storms we face in life can be really scary too. Maybe you’re in the midst of a storm right now and you’re scared because you can’t
When you decided to give it all to God in humble surrender, this means your relationship with God needs to become your first and most important priority (not that it shouldn’t have been already, but now it’s even more vital). It needs to go deeper, become more intimate, more intentional, more frequent, more. This is
I told God, “I don’t care anymore.” And He told me I finally understood humble surrender. I’m a planner. I always have been, and it is a trait that has followed me—sometimes causing problems but always providing me with a sense of stability and safety. But when it comes to my life, and subsequently, my
What have you been praying for? Whose life have you been pleading? Where are you longing to see God’s hand move powerfully? Maybe it’s your finances—a better job opportunity; a family member—their salvation; a health issue—healing. I have prayers for all those things and many, many more. It’s hard to admit, but I get tired
Sometimes we need to hear another point of view. This is one of the benefits of having people in your life who you trust and who are trustworthy. They can help you see a situation in a new light, offer advice, and help you grow. That is… if we let them. A few days ago,
We do a lot of things everyday from the mundane, day-to-day tasks like going to a store, driving our car, or checking our mail to the bigger and more time consuming things like going to work or spending time with our friends and family. And 1 Corinthians 16:14 offers a bold and somewhat challenging command: “Do
What if your belief that “good things are in my future” is keeping you from seeing them now?
Because you’re human, when it starts to rain hard times, sad situations, struggles and suffering, there is a chance your answer to “why me?” falls under one of these three umbrellas.