My journal flipped to a prayer I’d written earlier that year. “Lord, please help me become a better communicator.” I laughed out loud. I’d just poured my frustrations into my journal after another wearisome attempt to connect with my roommate. God’s answer to my prayer was not what I’d imagined.Continue Reading
How Do I Know When I Should Trust Again?
Remember Charles Shultz’s Peanut Cartoon? With Lucy’s record of yanking away the football at the last minute, should Charlie Brown trust her to hold it in place for him to kick? Here’s a more pertinent question. Should we trust again after being betrayed?Continue Reading
No One Likes a Verbal Biter
I walked away from a conversation massaging my injured feelings. I felt like the victim of a dozen papercuts. Replaying the conversation offered no insight. What had triggered my friend’s barbs?Continue Reading
Do You Expect Your Spouse to Read Your Mind?
Most people agree it isn’t fair to expect someone to read your mind. But how many of us have expected our spouses to accomplish that impossible feat?
Larry and I returned from our honeymoon excited to begin our new life together. I’d never found it hard to live with a roommate. Now I’d be living with the love of my life. What could be easier?Continue Reading