Holiday Self-Care

Self-care. What many Christian women hear when I say this word is “self-indulgence” or just plain “selfishness.”

What I’d like you to hear in that word is “self-preservation.” Self-preservation is not about putting yourself above others. It’s about keeping yourself going—sometimes for others. Often it’s not until we’ve gone “bump” at the bottom of the cliff that we realize how very close to the edge we’ve been living. As betrayed wives/wives of sex addicts/offenders the edge is where we spend most of our time—for the first few (plus) years of our healing journey.

Christmas is a blessed time. It’s

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