This is such an important conversation. I’m so grateful to Brandy for her willingness to share her story and to help others in their healing. Brandy is a marriage and family therapist. She is also a two time survivor of suicide loss. She is the author of “The Gift of Second: Healing from the Impact of Suicide”.
“After a suicide, loved ones painfully struggle to make sense of the unexplainable tragedy. The Gift of Second comes alongside loss survivors and helps navigate the common pitfalls for those left behind. This book offers hope and encouragement to guide survivors through this desperate time.”
Brandy is also the founder of the website, thegiftofsecond.com – a community for survivors of suicide loss. Whether you have lost a loved one to suicide or you know someone who has, you will be blessed by Brandy and her story. Please share with others who may benefit from this conversation, the website and/or her book. Brandy wants to help others experience healing in spite of the sorrow.
It’s not easy to share our most personal, difficult struggles. But that’s exactly what Tina Harris does here on the podcast. She opens up about her marriage and her husband’s addiction to pornography. Their story is one of faith and courage and hope and healing. She shares her story at women’s conferences and has written a book, “Peace Beyond the Tears: Hope after Sexual Betrayal”. You can order her book at http://tinarharris.weebly.com.
Tina is a fierce friend and dedicated prayer warrior. She is the mother of 6 beautiful daughters and has been married to her husband for 25 years! She is a Certified Christian Counselor and a Master Level Certified Yoga Therapist.
While this is not an easy topic, Tina hopes by sharing her story, other women will know they are not alone. We are so grateful to her for her willingness to share and to her husband for encouraging her to do so. God is the God of restoration and healing and we get to witness His power and grace through their story!
Tina’s favorite Scripture is Psalm 30:11 “You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.”
If you have struggled in this area or you know someone who has, please encourage them to listen in. If not, we hope that this conversation will give you insight and understanding for those who are affected by pornography addiction.
Please pray for Tina as she and two daughters head out on March 4th for a mission trip in the Dominican Republic. You can find more information on her website listed above.
I am so excited for 2017! I hope you are too! I challenge you to think about your “YES”. What is it? My friend asks, “What gets you up in the morning?” and my answer to that is God and “Thank you God!” but what I want to ask is, “Are you living a life you love?”. If not, why not? Can you spend some time in prayer and ask the Lord, “What more do you have for me Lord?” and think about your gifts and your passions and what makes you feel alive and awakened. God has a special plan for you. A “calling” that is unique to you with your experiences, your desires, your talents, your resources, your connections…YOU and only you can fulfill this particular calling. Some of us may be thinking, “Who, me?” YES, YOU!! My hope and prayer is that we can all live lives we love. That we can all celebrate and say thank you together for a world (including us) that is awakened to the possibilities of all of us living lives of passion and purpose. YES? AMEN?
“But friends, you’re not in the dark, so how could you be taken off guard by any of this? You’re sons of Light, daughters of Day. We live under wide open skies and know where we stand. So let’s not sleepwalk through life like those others.” – Thessalonians 5:4-5
It’s Tuesday so here is our first podcast of the year!
I’m speaking with my friend, Chidimma Ozor, about all the amazing work she is doing. She is a yoga teacher, essential oils enthusiast, blogger, podcaster, and all around cool chick. She and I talk about everything and this podcast is kind of funny because we started recording after we had been talking for awhile. You will feel like you are entering into the middle of a conversation and we are all over the map! I hope you enjoy. My desire is to have these podcasts feel like you are a fly on the wall, listening into conversations between friends who are sharing their dreams and desires and celebrating how God is working in their lives. Here are all the ways to keep in touch with Chi and what she has going on: