Posts by Maura

How the Truth set me free after Rape

By Beatrice Three months after I’d moved abroad after finishing high school, I found myself one night in a hotel room with a man. He was on top of me, forcing himself on me whilst I was powerless and unable to move. Although I was barely awake, the monotone mechanical noise he made as he…

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That’s talk about sex and what we keep hush-hush

The author wished to remain anonymous. To all unmarried Christian ladies:   I want to speak completely honestly with you all.   I…unashamedly, without regret, without a hint of guilt, admit that I…   …love the feeling of an orgasm.   Yes, I said it. And you know what? I don’t think there is a single…

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Take Up Your Cross

Your pain is deep, and it won’t just go away. It is also uniquely yours, because it is linked to some of your earliest life experiences.   Your call is to bring that pain home. As long as your wounded part remains foreign to your adult self, your pain will injure you as well as…

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What I learned from my Eating Disorder

By Kristen Deasy I remember learning in health class my sophomore year of high school about eating disorders; what they were, what the symptoms were and what people with eating disorders looked like. I remember learning that people with eating disorders (mainly young females) thought that they were fat and so they tried to lose…

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Go into the Place of Your Pain

You have to live through your pain gradually and thus deprive it of its power over you. Yes, you must go into the place of your pain, but only when you have gained some new ground. When you enter your pain simply to experience it in its rawness, it can pull you away from where…

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This Is What Really Holds You Back in Dating

By Therese Bussen I believe one huge obstacle when it comes to dating as Christians is the extremes.    But there’s another glaring obstacle when it comes to dating in a healthy way: fear. More specifically, fear of failure and fear of vulnerability.   I know tons of people who want to find the right…

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An Easter Egg Hunt of Redemption

By Maura Preszler On Holy Saturday I went to Target to get some Easter gifts for our two little boys. I know a little last minute but it could have been worse (busy mom life). We have two boys, Pio just turned 3 last week and Noah is 22 months.   It brings me so…

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Change is Hard

  By Christine Elizabeth The other day I was on a walk home and thought about how I often don’t appreciate the little things in my ordinary life. I get so caught up on what’s next, and my future. I forget to enjoy what is already so good in my life and the beauty around…

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This Lent, I’m giving up weighing myself on the scale.

By Rose This is probably the hardest Lenten sacrifice I’ve ever come up with, and to be honest, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to follow through. I’m really scared that on Easter, I’ll step on the scale and see it shoot up 5-10 pounds.   Weighing myself after nearly every meal or snack…

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Why Does Lent Matter to Me?

By Christine Elizabeth Lent begins on Ash Wednesday every year. It’s a time of preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus. The question might arise, What does it mean for me?   If you’re Catholic you know no meat on Fridays, and focusing on prayer, fasting, and alms-giving. These are all external things, but what…

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