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The Out of Control Living series explores our ongoing struggle for control with God, ourselves, and others, to help us find our way to freedom and wholeness. 

I want my writing to illustrate truth in a way that enables my readers to find courage, hope, comfort, & freedom.

Key words found in this series:

  • Spiritual Growth
  • Surrender
  • Freedom
  • Intimacy
  • Healing
  • Self Discovery
  • Recovery
  • Honesty
Following the Good Shepherd beside still waters, green pastures,into restoration of soul.

Recent Blog Posts

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The Art of Letting Go

Photo by Jonny Gios on Unsplash What do I need to let go of? I decided to write the art of letting go...
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Self-Awareness—God’s Mirror

Through the Looking Glass When I was little, self awareness existed in the form of how much I wanted, how...
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Peace Be Still

Peace be still! Now, more than ever, we need peace as an anchor for our souls in a world with...
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The Art Of Connecting

I'm going to ramble a bit about connection. We are created for connection, we long to be part of something,...
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The Push of Time

The Push Of Time The Fast Track I lose track of how fast it’s going by. It seems just the...
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The Wise Man And The Fool

The Wise Man & The Fool The Wise Man & The Fool What makes one the wise man or the...
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Last Year’s Business

As this old year slides away, and another takes it's place, Lord let my heart be comforted by the knowledge...
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Blind Spots & Conflict

Photo by Daniel J. Schwarz on Unsplash Why do we call them blind spots? It’s something we’re blind to. We can’t see it....
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Respect & Meeting Needs

Can you see me? Understanding who we are Our marriages hurt when our needs aren't being met, and we don't...
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Operating Systems

Operating Systems Relational Dynamics How we navigate our operating systems in marriage determines the level of our marital satisfaction or...
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Managing Escalation

What words do you think of when you hear the word escalation? I go first to anger because anger is...
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The Need For Courage

Courageous Submission The Need For Courage I find the courage needed to write this article when I think about all...
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The Road Home

Love Our hearts have lost their way, like sheep that have gone astray. A good shepherd named Jesus comes after...
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Remembering Our Mission

The Marriage Mission We've all heard of mission statements. Has anyone ever asked you as you've embarked on an enterprise?...
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Needs & Expectations

I Do When we marry, we drag a lot of needs and expectations into the relationship. There's no way around...
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Growing Together

Connecting Through Adversity “Love suffers long and is kind. . .” 1Corinthians 13:6 I would be an unfaithful writer if...
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Attitudes in Marriage; Discovering our Patterns

Winter Chill It’s February, almost Valentine’s day and it’s freezing! The temperature has hovered between zero and eleven degrees all...
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The Dance of Differences

The Dance of Differences “what was it, Adelle? What was it you liked about us?” “I liked the way we...
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Fighting fair

Learning to fight fair There’s no such thing as a conflict-free marriage. Happily, Ever After doesn’t mean you don’t fight,...
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Mysterious Mutuality

Mutually Yours Abandoned L inda and I are just married. We’re off on our first shopping trip together, I think...
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