Posts by Maura

To the Boy I Thought I Loved

By Erin McNew 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 happiness a priority over…

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Love Deeply

  Do not hesitate to love and to love deeply. You might be afraid of the pain that deep love can cause. When those you love deeply reject you, leave you, or die, your heart will be broken. But that should not hold you back from loving deeply. The pain that comes from deep love…

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Never Unlovable

By Christine Elizabeth   Often as a child I would fall down and scrape a knee or an elbow or just have a really bad bruise. I was incredibly playful and sometimes too aggressive for my own good. I still remember the day I was going so fast on my bike that I couldn’t stop…

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What I Didn’t Know When I Stopped Having Sex

By Tori Vissat   I want to make him happy.  I enjoy it too. I love him. I’m just having fun. My friends will think I’m weird if I stop.   I have said each of these and more. For years, I believed that the only thing I could offer a guy was my body.…

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Setbacks Are Part of the Process

When suddenly you seem to lose all you thought you had gained, do not despair. Your healing is not a straight line. You must expect setbacks and regressions. Don’t say to yourself, All is lost. I have to start all over again. This is not true. What you have gained, you have gained.   Sometimes…

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To The Girl Without a Date

By Arden Whitehurst You are seen. You may feel invisible. You may feel at times that you don’t exist. You may wonder if you have an invisibility cloak that hides you from the view of all guys. But, you are seen. You may not have guys clamoring for your attention, but you are still seen.…

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It’s Okay to Cry

By Erin McNew   I’ll never be afraid to cry.   I have a weird appreciation for people that aren’t afraid to cry. So many people label the act of crying as weak, but I think it is incredibly strong.   We have a warped view of strength for the most part. We act like…

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Set Boundaries to Your Love

When people show you their boundaries (“I can’t do this for you”), you feel rejected. You cannot accept the fact that others are unable to do for you all that you expect from them. You desire boundless love, boundless care, boundless giving.   Part of your struggle is to set boundaries to your own love…

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How I Thrive Despite Depression

By Christine Elizabeth   Depression is something I’ve battled for most of my life. I didn’t always know that I was experiencing it, but I finally learned what I was experiencing when I was about 18. I am 26 now and sometimes wish I could say it wasn’t still a part of my life.  …

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Breathing Room

By Arden Whitehurst   Lord, I need breathing room.   That has been my prayer the last couple weeks. When my therapist breathed those words out and I breathed them in– breathing room– a weight I didn’t even know I carried, lifted.   Breathing room. Space. Leeway. Margin. However you say it, I need it.   I’ve…

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