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   “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.” Isaiah 61:1a (NLT) Thirty years ago I got divorced. It was […]

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Laura Petherbridge, Family Matters, Divorce

  “My father is seventy and it’s as though he is reliving adolescence,” the daughter shared. “Last month he purchased a new red convertible sports car, and this week he told my mom he doesn’t want to be married anymore. My siblings and I are in shock. We threw them a big party last year […]

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07
Apr
2015

He Caught My Eye

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Family Matters, single parenting, Grace Based parenting, Sue Birdseye

  I have spent the last several years learning to walk on the water in the midst of life’s storms.  Like Peter, I have had steps on the water and some where I’m most definitely sinking. I’ve been hanging on for dear life in the hurricane, rocking on the waves but getting my sea legs, working […]

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17
Mar
2014
Learning How to Love, Stepfamily, Stepmom, Stepson, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Laura Petherbridge

If I’m being totally honest there were times in my early years as a stepmom that I didn’t even like my stepsons, much less love them. To me they appeared spoiled and pampered, plus everyone in my husband’s family seemed to tip-toe around their wants and whines. This was the total opposite of the extremely […]

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18
Sep
2013
Grace based parenting, Grace Filled Marriage, Lance Jacobs, Family Matters, Divorce, Marriage, Husband

  I entered my marriage full of excitement, passion and love.  However, after three short years my marriage had been reduced to routine, predictability and mediocrity.  I was placing more time and energy into my career, hobbies and entertainment than my marriage and it ultimately almost cost me a divorce.  The sad part was that most of […]

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Can This Marriage Be Saved, Laura Petherbridge, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Cheating

The issues associated with adultery are often complex, and there is no simple formula for restoration. However, if the couple sincerely desires a healthy, thriving marriage after an affair here are a few beneficial insights:   • Eventually, both people must be committed to restoration. If one spouse attempts to manipulate, badger, guilt or shame […]

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Can This Marriage Be Saved, Laura Petherbridge, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Cheating

While reading the paper my husband turned to me and said, “I wonder if there is a politician who isn’t cheating on his spouse.” He was reading one more name, in a never ending list, of those committing adultery.   But Capitol Hill isn’t the only place encountering, “your cheatin’ heart.” After working in divorce […]

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United We Stand in Joy, Sorrow and Single Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Sue Birdseye

Since becoming a single parent I’ve found more strength and blessing in the Body of Christ than I could have ever imagined.  From the bewildering day my husband announced he was leaving, friends have stood by my side as I fought for my family and eventually accepted divorce.  To today when my friends still bless […]

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