Rising Above Rejection and Betrayal

Finding Jesus in the Broken Church
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Finding Jesus in the Broken Church

This is the final post in our series When People Hurt You. Throughout the last 8 weeks, we’ve talked about shedding false guilt, losing a victim mentality, accepting life as unfair, choosing to forgive, rebuilding inner strength, and the steps to move forward from the past. Each of the posts cover emotional pain from all…

Getting Unstuck: Letting Go of the Past and Choosing to Live Again
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Getting Unstuck: Letting Go of the Past and Choosing to Live Again

I love music. It is food for my soul – especially during our family’s many basketball road trips. Each of us has our personal favorites, and these days the teenagers are more opinionated than ever, but generally we tend to listen to a little of almost everything. But there is one thing we all agree on….

Finding Inner Strength from the Pain of Yesterday
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Finding Inner Strength from the Pain of Yesterday

Right from the start, I knew she was different. There was an inner strength about her that drew me in. Genuine love. A smile from deep beyond the surface. One that seemed to come from an overflow of authentic joy. If you were to meet her, you wouldn’t guess the challenges and heartache she’d faced….

Do I Really Need to Forgive Instead of Get Revenge?
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Do I Really Need to Forgive Instead of Get Revenge?

Friends, this week’s topic is a heavy one. It’s about forgiveness and revenge. You see, the world and our very own flesh glamorizes revenge. They tell us forgiveness isn’t really necessary and maybe not even possible. They try convincing us to get revenge to feel better. That somehow getting revenge will heal our wounds and…

Life Isn’t Fair: Help for When You Need to Overcome the Hurt
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Life Isn’t Fair: Help for When You Need to Overcome the Hurt

Life Isn’t Fair Now is a great time to pull out your Journal & Growth Guide and reference page 11. If you are new here and haven’t gotten started with us, it’s never too late. It is a go-at-your-own-pace series that you can start or stop at any time. Get your free Journal & Growth Guide…

Victim or Victor? What to Choose When Someone Hurts You
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Victim or Victor? What to Choose When Someone Hurts You

When Someone Hurts You Now is a good time to pull out your Journal & Growth Guide and reference #2 of the 7 Truths That Will Enable You to Get Over Betrayal and Rejection. Find that post HERE. ***Before I dig into this topic of choosing how to respond when someone hurts you, I want to…