What I learned from a good “bro-hug”

The exercise wasn’t the least bit complex. In fact, I didn’t expect it to trigger the emotions that it did. Yet at that moment, I felt safe and grateful, and I wanted to hug him…. and I wasn’t sure how to feel about that.

Love is still there

I ran across this quote earlier this week. I don’t know who originally penned it. However, I know that it is the absolute truth. For most of my life, I lived with an erroneous assumption that true love doesn’t ever cause pain…. Then the day came when I was the one who caused the pain…Continue reading “Love is still there”

What I learned from the lies I told myself

Making that phone call was absolutely one of the scariest things that I have ever done. However, it helped clarify the truth surrounding a lie that I had believed for years. Owning up to believing the lie paved the way to hear the truth that I needed to hear.

Honest love

During the darkest season of my life, most of my struggles came from avoidant behavior. Somehow I bought into the false belief that supressing my feelings would help keep the peace…. But that couldnt have been further from the truth…. Instead of having difficult conversations, I ran from them. As disgusting as it sounds, IContinue reading “Honest love”

Do what makes your soul come alive

Many people confuse self-love for arrogance. However, they couldn’t be further from the truth. Self-love is the acknowledgment that God madd you in His image and that He loves you…. And if God loves you, then it’s ok to “love” yourself too. If He cares for you, then it’s ok to care for yourself too.Continue reading “Do what makes your soul come alive”

11 personal sins that I choose to confess and renounce

What you find below is my confession to a bundle of personal practices that have caused many pain and heartache. So here it goes……