freedom, Relationships

The Self-Sufficiency Façade

“What do I need you for?” I said those words. To my husband. It was the worst thing I’d ever said to him. And it haunts me to this day. Our marriage was in trouble. Our daughter was a toddler. I was earning six figures working full time, and felt I largely parented alone. My… Continue reading The Self-Sufficiency Façade

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Freedom Through Surrender — Video Devotion

  “I give up!” The word surrender often makes us think of defeat and failure, right? But what if I told you surrender can mean victory…even freedom? As a toddler, my mantra was, “I can do it myself!” Unfortunately, I carried that attitude into adulthood. I wanted to be in control and live my way,… Continue reading Freedom Through Surrender — Video Devotion

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Misaligned Priorities

Sometimes what I think is of the highest priority, isn’t, and what I put aside is really what I should focus on. I walked downstairs and saw my mom talking on the phone. She was empathetically offering words of comfort to a friend in need. I noticed the dinner dishes still on the table and… Continue reading Misaligned Priorities