Marriage

The Load

I don’t want to ignore what the loneliness is trying to tell me because the broken places in me need to be dealt with, but I also don’t want the loneliness to overshadow every day in this season.

The Load

That's Mine

Is it fair to say to your kids or your partner, That’s mine? There’s been a bit of a rub between my family and me when I say this simple phrase.

That's Mine

Ripples in the Wave

I began to feel the start of a bit of unraveling… I fought it as I was honestly so sick and tired of becoming unraveled about my infertility. She whispered, “He can tell that you are afraid to hope, Adge.”

Ripples in the Wave

Invitation to Priority

I heard God whisper to me a very simple request, “You need to make Erin your priority.”... I had quite a few replies, many of which were really just defensive questions.

Invitation to Priority

Desire (for the Long Haul)

I think I’ve discovered something in these last ten years...these are the things that helped me live fully and revive my desire.

Desire (for the Long Haul)

Saying Yes to Identity

I finally decided that my life was important ... that would mean leaving my guilt behind for a healthier sense of who I was and what I was called to in the world.

Saying Yes to Identity

Beautifully Broken

Shame perpetuates the lie that I need to hide the dark and tainted parts of my story. I've also struggled with sharing the parts of my story that I didn't choose, but are now my reality.  

Beautifully Broken

In The Waiting

I would love to offer a feel good story from the other side of this experience, but the truth is I am still in it. I am still waiting.

In The Waiting