Toni Braxton Joins Growing List of Celebrities Speaking Out After Their Abortions…

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... I suspect stories like this will start to become more commonplace.At least I hope they do.Not to mean that I enjoy reading about women struggling with the guilt and depression associated with being post-abortive. I mean that I hope more women who have a wide audience and the public's attention, like Hollywood celebrities, will start speaking out against abortion with regularity.When they share their painful stories it is a powerful witness. With each new headline the curtain … [Read more...]

Popping the emotional cork off of being raised fatherless…

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... I had absolutely no intention of writing about fathers five days before Mother's Day but what choice did I have after having seen this video in a friend's facebook feed. I forgot how growing up without a father used to really piss me off.For every mother or father that is not directly involved in their child lives there sits a confused, angry child who grows up believing they are unlovable. Why don't they want me? Why doesn't mom or dad love me enough to be here, right now with … [Read more...]

Typical Misconceptions Single People Have About Married Life…

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... I am often amused by the question “how do you do it alone?”The answer is, I don’t.I have my faith, family, and friends that help me get through the more difficult and overwhelming times. Same as anybody else. It’s funny how people assume just because you aren’t married you are alone.On the flip side of that coin is the inaccurate assumption made by single people that married individuals are immune to loneliness. The truth no one is completely immune from bouts of loneliness in … [Read more...]

Don’t want your photo to end up as the “before” picture in an online diet ad, don’t post your photo online to begin with…

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... What did I just say about nothing being private on online?So this blogger posts a picture of herself in a bikini and, horror among horrors, her image is taken and used for a dieting advertisement. As the before photo. Yes, it's highly insulting and ego bruising, but I am perplexed by her shock and outrage.Kudos to her for rocking a bikini in public and writing about it to help fat women with body issues. Her heart's in the right place. Not sure where her mind was though. … [Read more...]

Nothing is private on the internet and we are all judging you…

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... I just can't take it anymore. It has to be said.Young people... use your brains and quit abusing the internet. Consider your online presence and reputation, and know the internet is forever. Also, what has been seen cannot be unseen. Oh, and actions have consequences.Here, let me help you.DON'T...1) When applying for a job or rental property, don't use an email that contains slang terms, drug references, or sexual innuendos. Your friends might find your email address … [Read more...]

Fifteen years later and silent no more…

... The bumper sticker read, “Having an abortion does not make you un-pregnant, it makes you the mother of a dead baby”. The word "mother" struck me because “mother” is such a powerful word. It conjures many meanings, and when a woman becomes one she is fundamentally changed. “Mother” as a verb means to nurture, care for and protect. “Mother” as a noun means a female person who is pregnant with or gives birth to a child; or a female person whose egg unites with sperm, resulting in the conception … [Read more...]

When a man tells you he doesn’t want to get married believe him…

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... Men are straight forward beings. They're not really into verbal manipulation and double meanings. So ladies, if you are dating a man and he very plainly tells you that he doesn't want to get married, he doesn't want to get married and he's not waiting for you to try and change his mind.It's easy to cling to the hope that maybe he just doesn't want to get married right now while you continue to get emotionally invested. Maybe after two or three years together he will suddenly change his … [Read more...]

What to do with difficult people…

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... In my post below I mentioned briefly that I had a strained relationship with my mom until very recently. This estrangement prevented me from developing healthy relationships with other women. I won't elaborate on the circumstances out of respect for my mother but I will acknowledge I wasn't the easiest daughter to raise. Shocker. Stubborn, opinionated, and extroverted, I don't think my bookish introverted mother knew just what to make of me.At the first opportune moment I was out from … [Read more...]

Red flags. Warning. Danger. Danger. Danger…

... We women are a generous lot, quick to give the benefit of the doubt when it comes to recognizing and heeding the warnings of red flags. We become especially deaf to their sirens screams if we very much like a particular gentleman and can be swayed from reason with all manor of excuses. Independent women who claim to take charge of their own love lives stating it's no one's business but their own really do themselves a major disservice by not enlisting the help of family and friends to keep … [Read more...]


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