My Husband Hit Me

My husband hit me

The doctor stared at my swollen, bruised jaw. “What happened?” A voice strained within. Tell him the truth. Although shame and humiliation kept the abuse and suffering locked inside, I desperately wanted someone to know. To care. Maybe he’s safe. Maybe he can help me.   “Someone hit me.” Panic raced through my brain. What […]

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I Was a Chreaster

Communion Chalice with Rosary

You know the type—twice a year church-goers attending Christmas and Easter. No one could blame my mother. Getting four unenthusiastic children dressed in Sunday best with no help from our agnostic dad was like parting the Red Sea. She did, however, make sure we each attended Sacramental classes in preparation of receiving First Communion. After the monumental taste […]

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How To Be a Better Wife

How to be a better wife

Do you tell yourself if you could just be a better wife, your marriage would be perfect? Know in your heart if you could do a better job of keeping your husband happy, he would be nicer? Does this sound like you . . .? No matter how hard you try, you could have done better. […]

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