Courageous Love: Loving a Person & Not An Idea

Recently a close friend of mine shared an experience she participated in at a Young Adult event. Both men and women shared their dating and marriage "types." My friend, after sharing her type, felt miserable and shallow. Why? Many times when we share our types we rarely include qualities of substance and real, lasting attraction: … Continue reading Courageous Love: Loving a Person & Not An Idea

Love, Loss, & Abuse

During the Advent season of 2020, my family and I received news that my Floridian Grandma passed away due to complications from surgery. This was a complicated loss for our my immediate family and I, but I will speak for myself, because each person in family's experience is unique and similar. I love my Grandma. … Continue reading Love, Loss, & Abuse

Forgive and Forget? My brain wasn’t designed for that.

The holidays are upon us opening doors to joy and blessings and suffering and wounds. Real forgiveness doesn't equate to the secular quip, "Forgive and forget" which by the way is cognitively impossible unless brain trauma exists. Real forgiveness is an act of the will, an act of love not a feeling or emotion. “Forgiveness is … Continue reading Forgive and Forget? My brain wasn’t designed for that.