#pornkillslove

***TRIGGER WARNING*** Know that, though there is no explicit detail in this post, some of the statistics could be triggering to individuals, so be aware whilst reading this if you know that an article about pornography could trigger you. I want to preface this post by saying that researching this topic and raising awareness about […]

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Shame

I don’t know that there’s anything more painful or anything more common than the horrible, destructive power of shame. Shame researcher Brené Brown defines shame as, “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes […]

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Battling Rejection

I think nearly everything we struggle with, specifically in relationships, but honestly just in general, can be boiled down to this one fear: rejection. What do you think of when you read that word? A person, a situation, a fear? Whatever it is, it’s painful because rejection is the greatest slap in the face anyone […]

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The Perils of Change

“I wish things would just slow down.” I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought this. Looking back at the last few months of my life, I’ve just been going and going and going. Change after change has flown in my face from my job to school to hobbies to relationships – it’s completely […]

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Who’s In Control?

Where do you think you will be in five years? I cannot, for the life of me, answer that question. People ask me what I want to do next year, and I think I know, but I’m not totally positive, and I’m rushing around to find the right answers. Do you understand that feeling? Let’s […]

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Imperfection

Let’s be real for a minute – I’ve been excited about 2018 for a looong time; it’s a big year for me academically, spiritually, emotionally, relationally… But more than that, I think I’ve always convinced myself that the beginning of the year is a start over, a renewing moment, where basically everything changes for the […]

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In the Waiting

I am waiting. I am waiting for God to confirm the next steps. I am waiting for God to show up in a mighty way. I am waiting for my calling to unfold, for His really big promises to be fulfilled. I am waiting because that is what He has asked me to do, and […]

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17 Things for 2017

I don’t know how 2017 went for you, but mine was a total rollercoaster, so to commemorate my crazy rollercoaster year, here are 17 things I learned in 2017 (and pictures to commemorate the moments in which I learned them). Your value is indisputable. You are fearfully and wonderfully made – no one can tell […]

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It Hurts

Here’s the awful, raw truth – are you ready? Life doesn’t care. Life won’t slow down so you can grieve. Life won’t slow down so you can sit in silence and think. Life won’t slow down when you’ve run out of the tears you thought would never stop coming. Life doesn’t care how many tears […]

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Keep Going

“No more, I quit. I’ve had enough – I wasn’t made for this.” I cannot express to you how many times I’ve just wanted to give up. It seems so easy to just say, nah, I’m not going to try anymore. Each time I begin to feel this way, there’s a very strong pull for […]

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