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Abuse recovery

I Got Flowers Today

By Paulette Kelly Photo Credit: Elissa Anne Photography I got flowers today. It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night, And he said a lot of cruel things that really hurt me. I know he is sorry and didn’t mean the things he said.
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Love Isn’t Grey: A Post Not About 50 Shades

By Patrick Dunford | Men’s Staff Writer Photo Credit | Donna Irene Photography My barista lit my coffee on fire yesterday. I’m serious. He fired up a culinary blowtorch and introduced me to the eighth wonder of the world that is the crème brûlée cappuccino. It takes three accent
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Who Tells You What Beauty Is?

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Photo Credit | Elissa Anne Photography On a scale of one to ten, your beauty is measured in love. And it’s directly correlated to your worth in the eyes of God. As women, we’re hard on ourselves. Some men rate our attractiveness in correlation to other wom
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What if I mess up?

By Maura Byrne | Founder of Made in His Image A woman asked me, If I make a mistake in my journey of recovery, does that mean I’m back where I started from? In my non-professional opinion, no, it absolutely doesn’t mean that. I use to have an extremely hard time letting people display
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To the boy I thought I loved

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Photo credit: Jenny Haas Photography I remember how it felt. To have you always on my mind. To think about the two of us in the context of forever. To desire being held in your arms. To do everything I could to make the two of us work as one. To make your
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What do I do when Christmas isn’t so “Merry”

By Alanna Burtis | Guest Blogger Photo credit | Of Hearth and Home I have been hearing this question a lot throughout these few weeks: How do I get through Christmas when everything around me is not joyful? You see everyone else get in the holiday spirit but there is just no way you c
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You’ll miss out if you keep looking back

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Photo credit: Donna Irene Photography It’s finals week here at Texas A&M. And our greatest tests are just beginning. Because let me tell you, ladies, the true tests we face in life don’t involve a textbook. They have nothing to do with a class. They ar
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Broken and Beautiful

By an anonymous guest blogger. Photo Credit: Flickr.  I was made to be loved, cherished, and protected. I was made to be beautiful. But, through carelessness I was knocked to the ground and broken. Shattered to pieces. So many pieces that surely I was of no use anymore…And certa
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You are not damaged. You are not baggage to be managed.

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Photo credit: Donna Irene Photography It is absolutely incredible how we learn strength out of brokenness and righteousness out of misadventure. I’m six months out of what I hope to be the worst relationship of my life and every day I find new blessings in
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To my girls

By Sarah Kroger | Music Artist & Guest Blogger Photo credit: Donna Irene Photography “Jesus is the one who sees you when you feel the most invisible.” This past weekend I had the honor of serving at a women’s conference in Dallas. It had been a great day already, fille
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