First there was the Courting of Little Wife. All the pretty promises, all the exotic and romantic candlelit dinners, the gifts beyond reason, the shopping trips with unlimited budgets, the Broadway shows where Little Wife was dressed to impress.  Oh …

The Honeymoon of Little Wife Read more »

My son and I enjoy an ongoing debate. He prefers a movie with a dark side that concludes in an unexpected way, avoiding an unrealistic wrap-up with a happy ending. His rationale? That’s life! Those movies are a better reflection …

Don’t Hold Out for the Disney Ending By Karolyn Dekker Read more »

     Like to read this blog In Espanol Shared with permission:               We met in the business office of the apartment complex where I lived. He was the I.T. professional, and I was the patient …

I Was Once a Pastor’s Wife – Part 1 of 3 Read more »

You may feel as though you are trapped permanently in your abusive relationship; like there is no way out. Living in an abusive relationship is miserable and leaves you feeling hopeless. Sometimes you are paralyzed inside of the fear. Your …

Dear Victim — Survivor –Thriver Read more »

Have you picked up on any red flags as you were reading parts 1 and 2? I hope so! Missed Part 2, no worries! Click on the link for the last post… https://www.focusministries1.org/blog/engaged-at-christmas-part-2   Eva and Jessica were sitting in …

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In the last post, you were introduced to Eva and Jason who had a whirlwind courtship. They met in July, quickly fell in love, and before Eva had the chance to catch her breath, Jason proposed—in October, three months after they …

Engaged at Christmas – Part 2 Read more »