I know what it feels like to be broken and in a dark place. I’ve been to the point of giving up and attempted to end my life. God had a different plan and I’m thankful every day that He saved me from me! If you are feeling hopeless and if things won’t get better, I’m here today to reassure you that it will get better. My darkest days have become my best testimony.
Slapped! Kicked! Punched! Dragged across the floor! Stabbed! Beaten with a fist! Beaten with a whip! Beaten because something happened at his work that had nothing to do with me! Beaten because he lost a card game that had nothing to do with me! Beaten because his lover made him mad and it had nothing to do with me! Wait! I’m being beaten by a man who was loving at the beginning of our relationship. I’m being beaten because of other things happening in his life. I’m being beaten because he needs to take his anger out on someone, but why? Why was he beating me all of a sudden? Something changed! What happened? Did I miss something? Were there red flags? I don’t think so. I never saw the first punch coming and I never imagined this significant life change at age 18.[Read more…]
Get Up! Get Dressed! Be intentional about your date night!
Which door would you choose? Beautiful or Average? Dove has a commercial in which two doors are labeled with the words beautiful and average and anyone entering the doors had to decide which door they would enter. Many of the young ladies and women chose average while others chose to go through the door marked beautiful. After showing this video to the young girls at the Bosses Don’t Bully event, hosted by Sydney Johnson and Kristen Johnson, we discussed the importance of seeing themselves as beautiful regardless of what others may say to or about them.[Read more…]