I'm an atheist. I have been for as long as I can remember. All my closest friends are atheists. We do atheist things like fear death and worry about the meaninglessness of life. Then, about a year ago, something quite unexpected happened: I fell in love with a Christian.
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We may edit or remove your comment if it:. God is so good! Hey, atheist here. Furthermore, I live in the Bible Belt, so evangelical Christianity is pretty much everywhere. I wanted to thank you for joining the conversation! I think Paula is just saying, by definition, atheists believe - firmly - that there is NO God. How CAN anyone have true value without God? On the flip side, we know for a fact that every human being unborn or nothas value. Everyone has value because they were created in the image of a Holy God, and he loves us SO much!
More than you could ever imagine! Thanks again for commenting: I also agree with A. I guess I may have jumped the gun a bit! Sorry about that. No worries! I was just trying to say to you what I hope someone would point out to me. If you are headed to heaven, what is the purpose of life on earth? Does it get you to a better heaven? God cares about us SO much that children die of starvation every day? He collects all our tears? How about using some of his power to help people instead of letting them suffer?
If he really loved us, he would take care of us. Those are some pretty hefty questions! The world got really messed up when sin entered it, and it has only gotten worse. God allows things to happen for a reason. Children die of starvation every day because OUR sin messed up the world.
Sin is really ugly, and sometimes I live on a farm, I have sheep, I have precious, beautifully created lambs. I also realize that God is God, he is good, and he still loves me, even if he allows bad things to happen to me.
God certainly has the ability and power to set everything right at this very moment, but he has chosen not to. There is a countdown to when his son, Jesus, will return in all his glory and power and destroy all evil, conquer sin and Satan, and all those who believe in Christ will be in heaven with him for eternity. We are all born into sinfulness, and when we accept Jesus Christ as our savior, he begins to work in us to make us more like him kinder, more loving, gracious, less sinfulwe are sanctified through Christ, and that sanctification process takes place all our lives until we die.
God does love us all deeply, but he gave us free will so that we could choose to love him instead of him forcing us to love him and just being mindless robots. But with that freedom comes the ability to choose to not love him.
In our sinfulness, we have turned away from the love that God freely gives. Please let me know if there is anything that I have left unclear. Sin in the world kills your sheep sometimes? Sadly, not all churches teach truth. It is NOT a threat, it is a warning. Say you were traveling down a path, and that path forked at one point. Would you tell me that whoever made the path was cruel and horrible for allowing a path to form that possibly lead to death, and yet still walk that path?
But one is clearly wiser than the other. God never sends people to hell, they send themselves there through their own sins. Evil is the absence of good. Another example might make more sense. A hole is just the absence of dirt. So we have the choice to accept good or reject it evil. But God is holy, therefore he cannot dwell with sin, the sin in us separates us from God. But Jesus paid our fine, clearing our record before the judge, so now we are free from our debt and we can be with God.
And it creeps me out. God made the rules, right? So he died temporarily, nothing like eternal torment to appease god, because Jesus is god, right? I figure if you are omnipotent, eternal judge of everything, you get to take the blame for everything, bad or good. All that exists is this world and how we treat other people.
How did I say that bad things are ok? Who makes the rules? Who defines right and wrong, justice and injustice? Also, how does God take the blame for everything? A sin is just a word for anything bad that anyone does. Even stealing a pencil in junior high is wrong. God originally created everything perfect, but when Adam and Eve sinned, their sin reverberated throughout all of their descendants us.
There has to be justice, it would be wrong for God to give someone a free pass after sinning, they have to pay for the wrong things they do. Sin can only be paid for through the shedding of blood, so God sent Jesus. I cannot save myself from that. God created us able to sin and then condemns us for it.
You praying for me comes across as condescending. If god has a plan for everything, why do you think you can pray for something to change? So you are ok with rape, murder and killing everyone on the planet except one family if god says so. All of that happened in the old testament. And yet, god wants to condemn you for thought crime? I pray for my own heart, as well as for the hearts of others. My prayer for you is that God will reveal himself to you, would you be willing to ask God for that yourself?
God said that he regretted creating man. Not in the sense that he made a mistake, but in the sense that he was sorrowful that they had fallen so far.
But once again, sin and and evil are still around and once again, this is the human condition, why we need Jesus. There are so many sad, terrible things that are chronicled in the Bible, all of which are meant for us to learn from the mistakes of others. There is condemnation for those who violate women. When the nation of Israel was entering the Promised Land, they did attack and kill the nations that were living there at the time.
But think about this: who did the land belong to? God created the whole world, and so it was his land to do with as he pleased. But when my best friend comes along, I want to let her use the robot. It is destructive because it causes us to be greedy, discontent, and willing to do whatever it takes to have what we desire, mostly relating to stealing. Coveting is the beginning of a vicious cycle that leads to more serious sins.
Thoughts lead to actions, and by having self-control a fruit of the Holy-Spirit and controlling our thoughts, we can better control our actions.
Religion has already revealed itself to me. A god like that is awful. I wish I had back all the years I spent believing in that nonsense.
God could have done it another way had he chosen to. We see the world with a jaded view, God sees the whole picture, he has a holistic view of our world. He can do anything, but there are some things that he just chooses not to do. You still have the choice to obey your parents and not eat the cookie, but they gave you the ability the disobey. But because the temptation is there, you can choose to obey, and it will mean much more.
God always gives an answer, sometimes yes, sometimes no, sometimes wait. I may have started out an impressionable child, but I am growing into a strong woman of faith. Because if you spoon-feed them their whole lives without making them find the truth of their own volition, they will question their faith and then feel lied to when they are unable to properly interpret scripture.
They make sweeping statements, leading to rebelling against the faith they were raised in. Are you saying that only weak, desperate people want religion?
I can pray to my cat and get the same result. Try it sometime. Please keep in mind that there is another real person with thoughts, feelings and emotions on the other side of the screen. Snarky, derogatory, slighting, and mean spirited sarcastic comments can be hurtful. Signing off for now. I agree with Becca. She did nothing to deserve these words from you.
I am praying for you. Becca, just that you have been found in Him is commendable. Sometimes the conversation just has to end. Let Him do the heart changing.
Will praying to your cat save someone with terminal cancer? No, but God has and God sometimes will do that. Your cat is powerless but our God is sovereign and more powerful than anyone or anything. Adam and Eve chose against that by sinning. We too can choose whether to be lost in the cycle of sin OR to be made holy by a God who loves us. Freedom can only be found in a good God. But there is most definitely an appeal to do what we want.
I am so sorry you have seen the church - something God intended to be different - as something horrible. Christians mess up, too, but we are being changed.
I was a God-hater, too, until God revealed His lovingkindness to me in Christ Jesus paying the penalty for my sin so I might be set free from being a slave to my own selfish passions and might become His beloved, adopted daughter.
This is a bit off topic, but would you be bold enough to ask God to reveal Himself to you if He really is real? Hi, everyone else pretty much covered what I would say but I wanted to thank you for your comment! More Christians need to explain to the kids on why it is so important that their mate be equally yoked with them. I like how the article is very expressive over the idea.
But there are things contradicting I believe. Christ himself was the one who made friends and brought followers by first accepting as who they are. Also as a person who read the bible in order, from what I concluded where God asks - many times - not to be with people who are not believers during the time people are not confident of their beliefs. We all remember in most common example, in exodus after all their prayers answered by their God against Egyptians, they still worshipped to a golden statue.
I think the actual standing point is, how confident you are in your beliefs. Are you challenging this precious person to understand you more? I am converted to Christianity unlike many of you who born into family of christians. I was born into Islam, gave up, stood as Theist several years, during my questions and seeing changes Christ made in my family, I decided to understand.
I started reading the bible then, was hard i must say. There are many things to judge with mind free of religions. In a crude explanation, I found the opinion of Atheism very Shallow here. If we keep classify people as Atheist and stay away from them, how can we follow actual example of Christ. Atheism is denial of God, due to not seeing his presence.
Not giving a chance to understand it.
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People are not like in movies. Villains and heroes do not exist. Also what is love? Is it tangible? Can it be shaped? Can it be directed? Not really. Love is something makes us human. There is no limits of it. But Marriage is sexual relationship and construction of family as described in bible.
There were no white dressed, flower background, priest acceptance wedding. When you have the responsibility of a family, then you start to shape your life according to your beliefs. Also at this point, life of christ will be noticed as the most secure way of keeping your family together.
Atheism is the absence of God. But God brings peace. Human created things have limits. I loved him!
My Boyfriend (of 8 Years) Doesn't Believe in God
I wanted him to trust Christ, of course, I tried to persuade him, I talked to him a lot about God, and I even gave him a Bible. A part of me wanted to be with him, so he had to become a Christian; the other part of me was really concerned about his eternal destiny. He was there just to give them what they needed, when they needed it, he was there to serve; but he was not expecting to hear their wisdom, or to receive something from them.
I, wanted to be accepted and loved by this guy, I wanted to listen to him, to understand him, though I wanted to help him I was in a vulnerable position. And the flesh is weak. The Lord convinced me that I had to flee. And run to the arms of Jesus. Make Him your shelter, swim in His precious Word, and pray the Psalm And PRAY! You cannot do it yourself; I always think that when a girl is in love there is no human power able to change her feelings, so you need supernatural power, ask Him to guide you, strengthen you, to give you love for Him, to make you thirsty of His Word.
And if I do date, I want it to be God-honoring. Or will it be the opposite? Also, is having a dating relationship in high school wise at all? Just my opinion. I hope it helps and makes sense. I call them so-called but not really Christians. Once you get to know them, you can clearly tell that their faith is real. The Bible is very clear on the role men have compared to women. Men are the spiritual leaders in the relationship. Women are submissive to their leadership. It could slow you down from pursuing God even more.
Been there. Done that. The only one that can change the heart of a person is God Ezekiel Willing entering into these kinds of relationships will bring about more pain than you know. Especially, if you are considering marriage with an unbeliever. Jesus never promises sunshine and lollipops when we enter into a relationship with him, but the reward will be sweeter than anything we can imagine.
I pray that the young women of today who know Jesus Christ will seek out godly wisdom from someone in their church when they are facing the struggles that come their way. Paula, Great advice!
You gave her sound advice I wish I heard a long time ago! How do I know? Because I been there. To this young lady, I say sister wait for God to bring you the One He has for you. Once you divorce him, you should remain as you are. There are many single Godly men waiting for someone like you if you trust Him simply and foremost!
Great advice! I married an unbeliever just six or so months after getting saved. The Holy Spirit I could feel was telling me not to go that path, but I did not listen and he was right. He showed me that it would pull me down spiritually and that I was not strong enough.
I definitely did not see how far I drifted away from God and started loving the world.
Years after we got married I started to Pursue God after not for a while. This was terrible. So much conflict in the family and lots of mockery.
I never in my wildest dreams thought that my heart would turn from God, but it did. And so now we are divorced and everything that I attained from that marriage is completely gone except for my precious daughters. Yeah I would run from that situation as quick as you can.
I am an atheist and I am happily married a Christian. Let me try answering from my perspective. I think you should share your beliefs and not hide them from your partner if you want a healthy relationship. But you need to manage your expected out. Nurturing a relationship can be a difficult task, and is more difficult if you do not share the same basic beliefs, such as a Christian in a relationship with an atheist. The Bible has two passages that deal directly with this issue - 1 Peter and 1 Corinthians , and the example of Abigail in her marriage. Break up with them. You probably won't, because you are probably incredibly emotional and easily manipulated. a few harsh questions coming from a guy who is a christian. I do not think of myself as a good christian. However, that is where I align.
Its awful. Pray the Lord would graciously give you more passion to follow him with your whole heart. I heard a pastor recently talk about God turning our mess into our message. Thanks for this encouraging message. Yes I do struggle with that very thing allot, and he is using me already to warn my sisters.
I am so thankful he is so good to do the things we are so incapable of doing. Blessings to you and your ministry! I love reading your blogs. Paula, great advice. She must have doubts, because she emailed you. Great advice, Paula. I was stupidly seeing an unbeliever many years ago, and what put me in a non-thinking frame of mind was his persistence in pursuing me and always flattering me. I knew what his intentions were, and I foolishly went along with it for awhile.
The bucket of ice water came big time-you could say I had an epiphany-and I dropped the guy friend. It was really awkward because he lived near my apartment. God in His mercy, had another plan for me. I repented of seeing this guy and I told my best friend of the relationship. The guy moved out of state and I met an incredible godly man the following year. We have been married for over ten years. G-E-T a life and flee! I think I also needed this. My efforts have evidently been very futile.
Oh, Tumi, I am so, so glad to hear that. Praying for you now! Feel free to let me know how it goes. People should be free to love who they feelost happy with. Even though we had different views, she cared for me deeply. I have to disagree with this whole article. When my ex boyfriend and i started dating I was die-hard pagan and he is a very strong Christian man. I lost my faith as a teenager during an extremely difficult battle with depression and swore that I would never be Christian again.
During my relationship with my boyfriend I was very honest with my beliefs, just as he was with his. He never pushed me to change my beliefs, but he did show me how God worked in his life daily and spoke about God like they were best friends. He was very patient and waited for me to suggest that we go to church. This man took my hand and led me back to God just by his actions, without preaching or pushing.
I am still growing in my walk with God, and have regular stumbles, but, if a Christian man had ran from me when he found out I was pagan, I would still be pagan. God puts us in peoples lives for a reason.
This young lady should speak with God and listen to what He has to say. It may be her job to help this man find God, it may not.
That if for her to discuss with God. I think God will lead in different circumstances. This may be a case of temptation or it could be God putting her in the right place at the right time to bring someone else to him. We have no way of knowing. Thanks for sharing your story. His grace is never limited. I am in a somewhat similar position, a guy I met through work has been intensely pursuing me since we met. I kept refusing because he is not a christian but finally I gave in and we have been dating for a few months.
However I told him we could never be serious because he is not a christian so he said he is willing to try going to church. I just wondered if this is worth it because he pursues me so intently but I wonder, Would God allow an unsaved man to be so interested in me?! I have a close friend whose boyfriend pursued her intently and started going to church with her. For your sake, I want to plead with you to call it off with him.
I loved this article! I think people have mixed feelings about this article and might even misunderstand it. I totally get where you are coming from.
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My youth group began playing ultimate Frisbee as a way to get the youth and other unsaved teens and young adults to interact. We would talk about God and invite the lost to come to church. He began showing an interest in me. In my head, I thought that I could change him. He continued with his old ways. I was left broken and he never got saved. I think the point of this article is to help young women not get hurt from relationships that are unequally yoked.
God wants to save us from the heartache. Be patient and pray! Temptations and loneliness can be strong but stay close to God. I want my saved husband to go with me and be by my side. You will shed tears and God will wipe them and comfort you.
Being honest- you need to get away from this guy. Most likely he is saying this to see if he can get any further with you physically.
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You might think he has the best of intentions and cares about you, but please do not believe it. Reading this made my stomach churn. We both used to have a physical and emotional relationship until recently she decided to stop and put God first.
I completely respected that and am even loving her more than ever.
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I want to be her biggest supporter as I know I cannot lead on the spiritual side of things. We are tight though in a weird sort of way. He can read me like a book and trusts me beyond belief.
I have loved this man for seven years. He has never returned with the same kind of love. He loves me like a sister, but I would marry him if he would ever give his heart and soul to Jesus. But I Love him!! I have this weird peace. I honestly feel like I am supposed to wait for him to find Christ.
I refuse to be close to him right now but I just feel like I am supposed to wait.
What if I never get married cause I am waiting for a man who has never even acknowledged that I exist, like that anyway? If I may be blunt here, please know these words come from my heart. You say that he has never indicated an interest in you beyond sisterly friendship.
So please continue to pray for his salvation. The important thing for you to be doing right now is personally growing in your relationship with God.
As you focus on Scripture, prayer and service to others, you can be assured He will use every situation in your life to prepare you for what only He knows is ahead for you. You can trust Him with your heart and your future, my friend! Praying for you this morning, friend!
Umm, thanks. I will think on it. My heart was not to insult you at all, my friend, but to point you to Christ and to encourage you to search your heart to make sure that Christ is the center and not this guy.
Please know that my comments come from my concern for you. I apologize. I asked for an opinion. I should have simply accepted it. Please pray for me. Yesterday we were walking home from work and he suggested we drop by a Catholic church in the neighborhood.
We did and I prayed a bit while he looked around. I came to Jesus when I was adult y. Please help me and pray for me. Oleksandra This is going to be very difficult.
The biblical teaching is to not be unequally yoked. This teaches that two people that are committed to center their lives in Christ which Christians desire to do have the freedom to date and allow the Holy Spirit to guide them in their relationship. Trust the Lord not only with the moving out of this relationship but with what He has for you in the future.
For the Lord honors those who honor Him. See Isa.
A girl just emailed me asking for advice. "I'm falling in love with an atheist" she explained. The man she's falling for just happens to be her dance partner, causing her to interact with him several times a week. Knowing that she's not the only girl who has fallen for someone who doesn't share her faith, she graciously agreed to let me share my response with you. May 28, Voices What I've learnt as an atheist from dating a devout Christian. Whenever I'm going through emotional turmoil or have a tough decision to make, she'll say, 'I'll pray for you.'.
Let me encourage you to spend time on your relationship with God. Get into the Word of God, Oleksandra. The joy and peace it gives to know God more intimately surpasses the pull of an unhealthy relationship. Look for relationships in a Christian group that bring refreshment to your life. Is there a Bible Study for young adults you could join? Is there a strong evangelical church in your area with a young adult group? I know this is not an easy thing to do.
Be assured we have prayed for you. I am praying God will give you the courage and strength to want to do the right thing, and to do the right thing. I pray God will help you, confirm your faith in Him, and confront the young man you are dating with the Gospel, drawing him into a relationship with Christ.
I know you desire that so much, and we do too. Thank you for giving us opportunity to speak into your life and for the privilege to pray for you.
God bless you, for your desire to do what God would have you do. This almost never works out and causes a lot of trouble and heartache in the long run.
Some people think David only became a Christian because I was, and that is actually far from the truth. I had absolutely nothing to do with him going from atheist to Christian, and now a future pastor.
Dating an atheist was far from easy and had its challenges, but I am so thankful he walked into my life four and a half years ago. David is now on his way in becoming a pastor and I am so proud of him. Before entering into a relationship with a believer or unbeliever, make sure it is what God wants for your life. Pray for your future husband or wife and wait patiently. God always knows what is best for us and his timing is always perfect.
Before jumping into a relationship, ask yourself if you could picture them as a future husband or wife. Would they be able to fulfill the roles of a biblical marriage? Marriage and dating is hard and rewarding, make sure whoever you chose is the one God wants in your life. Abdominal core strengthening exercise is important and can be found within so many forms of exercise.
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You may move your hands to meet your foot according to your flexibility. Repeat on both sides! Do this for both sides of the warrior position. Stretch back while placing the other leg behind the leg of the plank foundation then come back to the standard side plank form while reaching closer to the center. Lower the leg in the air towards your bellybutton for a knee-bend to the opposite side and extend to form an L.
Your leg should now be horizontally in the air while being in a side plank position. Pulsate your leg in the air. Go back to downward dog and switch for the other leg.
Lift your legs to touch your forehead make sure you are breathing into this. Then, as you descend your legs ascend your upper body to form a V with your legs and upper body. Stay at the V shape this is called the boat. Stay as long as you can then go back to shavasana and repeat when ready. You start at shavasana then you lift your legs while lifting your upper body to form a V shape.
Be sure to arrive back to shavasana carefully without impacting your back. Repeat at the base from shavasana. Spread your arms out horizontally with your palms facing up. Bring your knees in at a 90 degree angle. Bring your knees side to side in a swivel motion.
Draw one leg in with your knee bent while lowering extending the other leg out without touching the ground. Switch legs and go at your own pace. Start from shavasana, place the band around your neck and raise your legs up vertically within the band. Lower your legs as far as you can and bring them back up to the vertical position thereby creating the degree angle again with your legs up in the air and your upper body laying on the ground.
Bring both of your knees towards your belly. Extend on leg out and do not let it touch the ground.
Switch legs at your own pace. Raise your legs up vertically. Lift your legs up vertically as if you're trying to lift the ceiling. Lift your knees from the ground. This ends up being a unique forward plank. Extend your leg back horizontally for more advanced measures don't forget to extend both legs.
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Jul 19, Dating an atheist was far from easy and had its challenges, but I am so thankful he walked into my life four and a half years ago. David is now on his way in becoming a pastor and I am so proud of him. Before entering into a relationship with a believer or unbeliever, make sure it is what God wants for your life. And I get that I'm looking. Dec 26, Ultimately, being married to an atheist as a believer is just like being married to someone that loves football when you can't stand the sport; you tolerate the differences because that is what couples do. It can be the hardest at Christmas, particularly since my daughter has chosen my husband's "side" in the spirituality debate, thanks to her. Jul 31, Can an atheist and a believer build a strong, lasting marriage? My girlfriend and I are terrific together. Her family loves me and everyone else says we're the perfect couple. There's just one catch: she's a strong Christian, but I don't believe in God at all. Do you think the religious differences between us pose a serious problem? Personally, I could care less what other .
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I support folx to explore and prioritise pleasure, to deal with pain that gets in the way of sex, to understand and explore difference in desire or the reasons why someone might not feel like sex. I also work with folx with chronic illness or who are disabled and want to navigate sex, pleasure and relationships. I work with all kinds of people and believe pleasure is for everybody in every kind of body. I practice from a feminist, trauma-informed framework that prioritises social justice and collaboration.
I recognise how social, cultural and systemic structures of oppression get in the way of pleasure and lead to shame, dissatisfaction, entitlement, pain or further harm when it comes to sex.
Ev'Yan Whitney, evyan. I will be going inward on a personal sabbatical until July 24th. I will be away from social media and giving myself lots of time and space to rest and create. I am also deeply sensitive, and a creative soul that tends to focus on others more than on herself. I need space to plug out in order to plug in and recharge.
A few trips we had in store in July including for my birthday unfortunately had to get cancelled so I will be figuring out ways to get extra creative to make the most out of this time away. I am mostly looking forward to sleeping, painting, swaying with the slower pace of my own rhythm, stroking my piano, and being away from my phone.
Please wish me luck with the last one! I hope you give yourself permission to do the same from time to time, to step away, and to reset, in whatever simple and small ways that you can. Ironic, huh? But it helps. Mental illness likes to trick you like that. It is what it is. Being a resource for individual clients to help challenge and manage mental health concerns.
Advocating for social change that removes barriers to mental wellness for all. Instead, they are dealing with things like systemic racism, food and housing insecurity, health care availability, and so many more external factors. Because of these factors, they see me and other clinicians for stress, depression, suicidal ideation, trauma, and other mental health concerns that are not the problem of the individual but a problem of our society.
While I believe in the importance of providing care to help individuals manage these things, I also believe we are leaving the job half done if we are not actively trying to create change that reduces these issues overall.
Whether you watched or not, I hope you take into consideration how your vote will impact the mental wellness of those in your community. Please, vote like it.
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We had a blast on Wednesday drinking wine and talking about sex and sex-related issues. I'm so grateful for the community we're creating together and for the virtual tools to keep us all connected during these crazy times. We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday! Click "Book" in my bio for tickets! I think I have some new followers since I last did this, so I figured it was about time to reintroduce myself.
Here are some things you may not know about me. We met my freshman year in high school and I approached him first. I went to a school that had tractor day. He also has a book and several of my exes are talked about in it luckily not my husband.
I love psychological and relationship theory but ultimately I want people to take practical tips and suggestions from this account. I want to help people take the guesswork out of their relationships. Because in the thick of them they can feel so confusing, I really hope this account helps.
I also tend to have a lot to say about things, which is why each topic on my account gets an entire series of posts! Stay tuned for a new series starting tomorrow.
Ok, I want to know about you guys Sara Reardon, the. No Instagram filter. At the end of a day treating patients. And most of these changes have come over the last few years of starting a family, starting a business, raising babies, growing a marriage, and moving to New Orleans. I love my family. I am grateful for my two beautiful boys. I love being in New Orleans after moving away for 17 years.
I cherish my incredible friends near and far- who may be states away but we can pick up like we just saw one another yesterday. And I feel incredibly grateful to have weathered hard times in my marriage and now be in a place of appreciation, gratitude, equity and peace. So I must remind myself that these wrinkles around my eyes are laugh lines from happy times. The sunspots on my face are from hours spent outside playing with my boys. The dark circles under my eyes are because a snuggly 3 year old still crawls into my bed at nighttime.
My boobs are different from years breastfeeding two boys which I wanted and worked hard to do. And my soft tummy is from two pregnancies that I wanted so badly and prayed for every time I peed on that stick. Yea there are tough times and there will likely continue to be, but my life is good and full and I am grateful. She didn't know who Max truly was and didn't think he had good intentions There were many red flags she was ignoring and trying to turn a blind eye to.