When She Said it Wasn’t Fair

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Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. One day, in a fit of frustration, she muttered under her breath, “It’s not fair! Why does So-and-So get away with such-and-such—yet Father never lets me get away with anything!” Her Father, overhearing her, scooped her up in His arms and said, “Beloved daughter, run with […]

Emotional Abuse in the Church

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so let’s look at the type of domestic abuse most likely to be found within our church circles—emotional abuse. Even if you’re not being emotionally abused, according to studies, chances are that 1 out of 3 friends are. Why Emotional Abuse is Found in the Church This kind of […]

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: A Review and Giveaway

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“To the bravest women I know. Your faith, strength, and courage inspire me.“ This is Leslie Vernick’s dedication in her brand new book, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Hope, written for women or anyone who wants to help women dealing with a silent, insidious abuse that often infects […]

Notes From My Journal: Miscarriage

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Written by Natalie, Editress of Visionary Womanhood The following journal entries were written in November-December 2006 during a brief pregnancy that I ultimately lost. This was my third of five losses—and my ninth pregnancy. November 15, 2006 I found out yesterday that I am pregnant! I don’t know why—but I feel the favor of God […]

A Duty and Privilege to Suffer for Christ: I Corinthians 13:7

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By Natalie, Editress of Visionary Womanhood     Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:7) I always thought this verse was referring to our duty to bear all the nasty things that other Wemmicks do to us. We were to bear with them in love.  Bear up, […]

When the Storms Hit: A Prayer for My Children

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By Natalie, Editress of Visionary Womanhood Dear Heavenly Father, I lift up these treasures that You have entrusted to my care during this brief life.  You are their Creator.  You are familiar with each cell in their bodies. You are familiar with each moment of their lives.  You know their strengths and weaknesses.  You know […]

Six Steps to Climbing Out of the Pits

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Written by Natalie, Editress of Visionary Womanhood When we are in the deepest pits of pain, writhing inside, trying to get away from it – all the while knowing that there is no escape… …it is almost impossible to do anything for ourselves. In the initial shock of a life-shaking event, our adrenaline kicks in, […]