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  • Sometimes You have to Encourage Yourself

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    Hey LD Family. I just wanted to share this song we sang today in church. 1 Samuel 30:6, " And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters;...
  • We Teach People How to Treat Us

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    Hey LD Family, I am feeling so much better. Thank you all again for your prayers. I have been doing some reflecting and I feel like I have done a lot of personal growth lately. In all of our effort to repair our marriages, so many of us still do not reconcile...
  • The Truth and a Lie Cannot Stand Side by Side

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    Hey LD Family. I want to thank everybody who prayed for my healing while I was in the hospital. I am going to a GI specialist tomorrow because I still have a lot of pain in my upper abdominal area but I am taking meds to control my lupus (steroids Ugh...
  • Healing inside and out -- Thanks for the prayers

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    Hey LD family. I would like to thank you all for praying for me and my battle with being ill. I especially thank Tim for asking you all to remember me in community prayer. I had an overnight hospital stay Tuesday. As I have shared, I have lupus. The thing...
  • Reading Old Journals and PMs Can Help You See Clearly

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    Dear LD Family. Well he did not file this week but threatening to file next week. He did send me an email to the mediation workshop he has been trying to bully me into for months. I have decided to give him what he wants. I told him in good conscious...
  • He Says He is Definitely Filing--Time to Grieve and Let Go

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    Hey LD family. It has been about a month since I have posted. Well my son graduated military school and is now in college (at 16, so proud of him). My husband temporarily moved back into the house while his family was here for the graduation and the holidays...
  • Am I Cheating Myself By Standing For My Marriage During His Mid-Life Crisis?

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    Hey LD Family. This past week has been a whirlwind. We are so proud of our son graduating military school and getting his high school diploma at 16. It seems like the family has been celebrating non-stop. Our church even had a ceremony for him. And to...
  • God is Showing Glory and My Husband is Testing the Waters

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    Hey LD Family. These last few days have been really good. Our son is graduating from military school and getting his high school diploma at 16. When this trial began and my husband left the first time, my son began to act out and got kick out of Catholic...
  • Spiritual Pain Medicine for Depression

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    Hey LD Family. I have noticed that there are a lot of us on this site suffering from depression due to our marital strife. I have had to try so hard to get myself out of that rut. As we ride the roller coaster of up and down emotions as we deal with the...
  • Advice on a Bible

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    Hey LD Family, I have been wanting to get a new leather-bound large print Bible for Christmas. I have several Bibles but I have to accept the fact that since I'm in my late 40's my eyes are not what they used to be. The problem is I am having...
  • I'd Rather Have Jesus than Silver and Gold

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    Hey LD Family, I would like to share this song, Silver and Gold by Kirk Franklin and the Family. "And Peter Said, silver and gold I have none, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk," Acts 3:6 What I love...
  • That's When You Bless Me

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    Hey LD family, I just realized that my life is a living testimony. Even if God never does anything else, I have been blessed. This song is very special to me and I thought I would share it with you all. I was 21 when a friend had invited me to church...
  • He's Able

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    Hey LD family. I have been kind of down lately, just really tired of the struggle. I was wondering why I was feeling so depressed lately and I woke up this morning with this gospel song on my mind. Sometimes we forget to keep doing the things that get...
  • Selfishness vs. Self-preservation

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    I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving, I know it was hard so as good as can be expected. This marks the 3 rd Thanksgiving I have been on this site. Two of them we have been separated. My problem is, and always has been this whole selfish thing. Yes...
  • Wounded by Reconciliation

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    Hey LD family. I have been struggling about what to do with my marriage, how to pray, whether or not pray to heal the marriage. I guess I am so confused because I don't see my husband changing. I have been in this battle now for 3 years separation...
  • Adultery, Separation, Divorce: A New Persective

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    Hey LD Family. I went to the most wonderful workshop last night and I could not help but think of all of you. Over the last few weeks, I have been attending a church run workshop called Divorce Care (Dcare). Now I know a lot of you will be thrown off...
  • The Hard Truth, I am Married to a Man-Child

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    Over the last few days I have had to look at the hard ugly truth, I am married to a man-child. My husband is a man physically, but a child emotionally. He just never grew up. The one thing I know is that he works hard and always has, but that is where...
  • Recovery and Relection

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    Hey LD Family. Thank you everybody who prayed for me during my surgery, it was a success. Thank you for the prayers for me and my husband to get along, it’s been bumpy - up and down. I’m still in some pain and that will be for a while. Anytime...
  • Surgery Tomorrow--Prayers Please

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    Hey LD Family. I have surgery tomorrow Sept. 30th at 7:30 a.m. EST. I am asking for your prayers. I will have to go under so I am a little nervous, other than that, it is minor and I should be ok. My husband is suppose to take care of me for the next...
  • Order My Steps In Your Word

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    Hey LD Family, this is one of my favorite gospel songs. Our choir sang it this morning. The words are so powerful and it has been a saving grace when I get off base. Just the words alone fill me with the Spirit. I cried the whole time while they sang...
  • In Love With A Memory

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    Hey LD Family! As I attempt to heal from the second time my husband left and contemplating doing the dares again, I came to realize something-I'm in love with a memory. Everything I love about my husband of 17 years (20 years together) is what he...
  • Longevity Has Its Place

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    v I have felt compelled to write this for some time. I know it may resonate with some of you who have been in the struggle to save their marriages for a very long time. I know for me, my husband and I have been like oil and water ever since we have been...
  • Update--One year after moving back home, moved out again

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    Hey LD Family. Tim has been encouraging me to post. My story is so complex but I will just try to give a short background. After a year and a half of separation, my husband came back home, but he insisted on having his own room. The marriage counselors...
  • Tensions Still High and House Guest is Making it Worse

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    Hey everybody. Thank you Tim, Wendy, JS, Purple, and Tami for your support yesterday. I have not been that angry in a really long time. I guess I had to think back that last Thanksgiving we were separated and it did not go well. It is also comforting...
  • He is determined to enrage me, shove him out of the way.

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    Hey LD Family. First I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. Holidays are always hard when our marriages are suffering but take an opportunity to count our blessings. I am posting today because my husband has just totally overstepped my boundaries and...
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