5/12/2012 6:00:58 AM
Keith read an interview with me and shared some of his blogs with us. He writes about faith, and how it can carry us through the darkest of times, to emerge stronger and better than before. Have your trials in life made you stronger?
4/26/2012 6:00:44 AM
Lucy doesn't care much for people. She's happiest when she's alone, taking trips, gardening and reading. She has a couple of friends that she sees two or three times a year and that's just fine with her. The problem is her parents, those friends and her boss tend to think she's depressed and needs help. Does she need to change her life to make them feel better?
3/30/2012 6:00:23 AM
Maud has written to me before. She was in an abusive marriage, but hoped her husband would change, though I told her he would not. Once she realized there was no such luck for that to happen, she found the courage to leave. Now she and her baby are happy, content and have found peace in their lives. A must read for anyone who is abused or if you know of someone being abused. Thoughts?
3/27/2012 10:00:04 PM
Susan, 60, was the product of a failed abortion. One of three babies, she was born with virtually no intestines and no bones in her ankle or heel. It took 22 surgeries before she could walk. She survived a very physically abusive husband, and being very over-weight and has lost all her teeth. Sometimes it gets to be too much and she can't cope and she asks if that's normal? She asks if her life will forever be dictated by her birth defects, or if her hardships can be overcome. What do you think?
3/25/2012 6:00:55 AM
Michael comments on Bill Cooper's letter regarding races working together to benefit all. As a white South African, he expands on tolerance, and on appreciating each other as children of God.
2/18/2012 6:00:44 AM
Catherine was adopted when she was six months old by a couple who had their birth son six months earlier. Neglected by her mother but loved by her father, the family constantly moved because of her father's job. She suffered delusions, psychosis and nervous breakdowns. She found a convent in London where she learned English. After numerous psychotic episodes, she received her English Literature degree, had a son, and is now happy and secure in life. She tells everyone: Never give up! Do you agree?
2/13/2012 10:00:42 PM
When Lisa was young she wished someone else was her mother. Now her mom suffers from Alzheimer's, and she wouldn't trade her mom for anyone else in the world. She started a blog -- a love story of sorts -- dedicated to her mother. While she is touched by others, she wants to touch others' lives, as well, and make a difference. Do you know someone with dementia or Alzheimer's, and do you find it difficult to cope?
2/4/2012 10:00:59 PM
Alice lived 36 years of verbal abuse, and is now trying to get others to listen to her story. Verbal abuse is not mere words that just disappear once spoken. It can shred a person's self esteem, bringing feelings of worthlessness and depression. Are you one of the statistics -- on in three -- who have been repeatedly verbally abused by a loved one? How do you handle this?
1/20/2012 10:00:36 PM
Cindy is living the good life as a kindergarten teacher. Growing up, she experienced many setbacks, such as DID, depression, the loss of both her father and brother and even faulted for seducing a youth minister, even though she was underage. Through psychotherapy and antidepressants and a very good psychiatrist, she is happily married and finally enjoying her life. Have you ever overcome an obstacle that seemed insurmountable?
12/26/2011 2:00:56 PM
Meriam is a mother of three who had major back surgery because of physical abuse by her ex. Now, a year later, she's free from her abuser, and is working towards a better life. Do you have words of encouragement for her?
12/25/2011 2:00:23 PM
@UnwarnedLife finally healed after the death of a loved one. When she recovered, her life shattered again because of losing another loved one. She realizes life is difficult, the road can be long, but she must take one step at a time, one day at a time. Is that the secret to life?
12/22/2011 10:00:58 PM
Shand'e survived terrible abuse at the hands of her police Lt. husband until the day she decided to not take it any more. She filed a complaint with the DA, but sadly discovered only 3 to 4 percent of domestic violence cases are ever prosecuted. Seeing the injustice, she decided she will never be silent again about domestic violence. Do you think all abusive partners should face criminal charges?
12/19/2011 2:00:45 PM
Tammy originally wrote to me when her son died in an automobile crash. She had also found out her husband had an affair with one of the women in the car. Now she writes with an update. A touching story.
12/2/2011 10:00:32 PM
Renae was in a very abusive marriage. After her divorce, she went 7 years without dating. Then, relying on her faith, she asked God to send a potential husband her way. She met that man on the Internet, and married him three months later. If you want to read an uplifting letter, I urge you to treat yourself to this one. It's loaded with lessons and advice. Go ahead, it will make you smile.
11/8/2011 10:00:40 PM
Marcia shares her early childhood and how her fear of dogs began. She then takes us into her adult life and how she overcame that fear. Enjoy this lighthearted, humorous story.
11/6/2011 2:00:08 PM
Ralph was in a relationship for four years with a manipulative sex addict, and kept hoping his lover would change. After joining a group for those with similar problems, he finally found the courage to say goodbye. Now he offers hope to others that they can take charge of their own lives. Have you ever faced a relationship where your heart said stay, while your brain said no way?