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We Give Thanks

This week, I am reminded that we have so much to be thankful for. Thanks to you, our readers, for being a big part of this. What are you offering gratitude for this Thanksgiving? Here are a few of WGA's highlights: Attendance in our groups holds steady, with between...

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Self-Protection: A Response to Abuse

Several times, I had led a book study through The Wounded Heart by Dan Allender.  This book was written for those who have experienced sexual abuse. It has been used as the text for WGA’s Survivors of Abuse (SOA) for many years.  Each time I read it, something new...

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Judging  Blasey-Ford and Kavanaugh

Watching the final Kavanaugh hearing was a miserable, wretched experience.  Laid up with a broken foot with too much time on my hands, and motivated by a fascination I couldn’t ignore, like not being able to turn your eyes away from a tragic accident, I ended up...

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The Cycle of Addiction: Despair

In my last few blogs, I introduced the sexual addiction cycle from Patrick Carnes, as shared in his book Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. The first part of the addiction cycle is called preoccupation. I shared some helpful things to consider when...

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O To Be Loved; Truly Loved

In preparation for presenting at an upcoming workshop, I asked a few people from the WGA community:  “People coming to my workshop want to know how to love people as Jesus loves them.  What does it look like for you to be loved by the Church?” One woman’s response...

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Lessons Learned

Mark Twain once wrote, “Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at age 80 and gradually approach 18.” My grandchildren (3 of them) are in middle school. How is that possible? It seems like just yesterday I was there myself! How can we communicate how...

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