Hard Times in Marriage Often Reveal the Most Shine in the Diamond

Do you know what this photo depicts? If you answered, “The reason your marriage might not make it, Jodie,” then; winner, winner, chicken dinner! Because you’d be correct.

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Want to know how to belong even when you don’t fit in? Watch how she does it.

She gets some grace, and he gets some grace, and they get some grace too! Sorry though, there’s just no grace left over for you.

I’m struggling to fully heal from some hurt. What’s making it worse is that one particular person knows I’m flailing and her response has been to pull away from me. She’s leery, I guess, afraid I need too much from her. She’s fixated on the past and what I needed at the onset of my pain—because at this point, I’ve sworn all I really need from her is some grace.

And she won’t give it to me.

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You Don’t Need Him to Read Your Mind, You Need to Speak it to Him.

I’ve felt disconnected from my husband lately because I wasn’t seeing his love in action. And I bottomed out from that a bit. When love is idle, for too long, it sends me into a tailspin. I get in my head and once there, I wade in too deep. Too deep into our perilous past and too far gone in worry over our uncertain future.

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I Could Not Save Myself, But I Can Tell My Hard Truths Now In Hopes of Saving Her

A prolific and gifted writer whom I admire to the moon and beyond said this about the piece I wrote and am sharing with you today: “Oh, Jodie. So good. I mean, really. Best words I’ve seen from you so far. Clear, specific, gut-wrenching. Love so much.”

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