Category Archives: The Next Chapter

Road Rage- why??

True confession – I do not understand road rage.  I just don’t. Why are people angry on the road?  Impatient?  Rude?  Irrational? The real truth is that I probably cause some of it – because I am patient, considerate, and … Continue reading

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Celebrating My (restored and much better) Marriage

Our third anniversary is this month, although, not that long ago I would not have even believed that it would be possible to be married again after a divorce.  I would have said it was even less likely to be … Continue reading

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Speed Bumps Along the 12 Steps

Caution: The road to recovery, any recovery, is not a fast lane.  There are no quick fixes or fast cures to healing hurts, repairing broken pieces or restoring hope and joy.  I have discovered that there are frequent forks in … Continue reading

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12 Steps to a Marriage Recovery Update

It seems that there is a 12 step recovery or support program for just about anything these days.  I searched online, my trusty “google” search bar and found much more than I bargained for.  12 steps aren’t just for friends … Continue reading

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Marriage Prescription: “Date Night Questions”

Thanks be to God, our journey continues towards our relationship recovery. I already discussed last week’s session in my previous blog, but I forgot to mention that we had a new homework assignment to look forward to for this week. … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Run Away This Time

I felt the urge, that automatic reaction to conflict that I get to walk away from it… or maybe even run. But, this time was different, and I didn’t run away. I never want to run away from such things … Continue reading

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A Prescription to Touch

I scored the best homework assignment!  I don’t even know how it was addressed or how the pastor we meet with for our ‘marriage’ counseling managed to identify this area of need we have.  Lucky for me, our homework is … Continue reading

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4th & 5th Steps of My Marriage Step Study

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps  4 and 5) “Happy are the pure in heart.” I am afraid to look at how long since my last entry, but I will … Continue reading

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A Third Step’s Perception

Step three – Consciously choose to commit my marriage, my life and will to His care and control. “happy are the meek” Matthew 5:5 or, “blessed are the meek” Matthew 5:5 Different versions of the same scripture, kind of the … Continue reading

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Marriage Step Study Steps 1&2

In my quest to apply the 12 step program to my marriage, I have reviewed them and decided that I think the first two steps need to be addressed together. *Step one – I am not God and I am … Continue reading

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