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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 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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Catching your breath in suffocating times

Hi everyone! My book "Hope For Happily Ever After" is coming together and getting closer. I'm under contract with Illumify...
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I Forgave You Once

It's 1978 and I have a newborn son. I'm so excited about being a dad! I'm only 21 and I...
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Dismantling Depression

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25 It's easier to...
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Are We United?

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell in unity! For there the Lord commanded the...
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The Anatomy of Marriage Meltdowns
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The Anatomy of Marriage Meltdowns

Nothing hurts like a disconnected marriage. We can find the disconnects, and heal them. We can develop a strategy that...
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Quarantine Romance
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Quarantine Romance

Where are you my love? Where's the one I knew and married on our wedding day? What happened to the...
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Conquering COVID-19

It's the end of the world as we know it, but I feel fine... REM Out in the zone Fear...
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Wind In My Sails

My Dad was an electrician on a ship in the Navy and he told me stories of being on the...
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I feel connected when…

I feel connected when... We spend quality time together.We slow things down enough to spontaneously do something fun together.We determine...
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C’mon, Man!

If you watch the NFL, You're familiar with the clip C'mon man! It's a commentary of outtakes on different players...
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Five ways to disarm depression

"Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad." Proverbs 12:251. Get in touch;...
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Five things to know before you say “I do.”

The more you know going in, the better the chances of your marriage succeeding. One half of all marriages don't...
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