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When everything around you goes as planned, it’s easy to think you’ve got this whole “life thing” figured out. It only takes one curveball to shatter the illusion that despite our best efforts, none of us are truly in control of our lives. We all handle uncertainty differentl...
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Even for women in the best relationships, Valentine's Day can feel like a lot of pressure. It feels like the expectation for the whole holiday revolves around the perfect date night.    That's why this year, we're choosing to focus on Galentine's Day instead.  ...
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  “If I had kept the baby, I would be holding her in my arms right now. Enjoying her first Christmas.”   No one knew Ruby had an abortion except her boyfriend Jack. Immediately after the procedure, Ruby felt a period of relief. It had resolved the anxiety she felt over...
  The holidays feel so romantic. Who doesn’t love tinsel and twinkling lights, hot cocoa, warm blankets, and countless Christmas movies?   This year, maybe you’ve been watching those sweet, sappy Hallmark movies and wishing that your life was more like a holiday romanc...
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In Part 1 of this series, we noted that our culture doesn’t spend much time talking about healthy relationships. This can lead to confusion about what a positive relationship really looks like. Every relationship, from friendship to marriage, will have stress at times, but a healthy relationsh...
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Many women, from a very young age, dream about a handsome prince who will sweep her off her feet and make her life complete.  We dressed up as princesses, planned fairytale weddings, and blissfully believed we would live happily ever after.    We watched movies that shaped our i...
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Shock. Fear. Worry.   Those are just some of the emotions many women feel when they find out they are unexpectedly pregnant.   Rachel was just seventeen when she took a positive pregnancy test.   I couldn’t believe this was happening to me. I was so young. My b...
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I had been dating the same guy since high school and we got married before I finished college. Maybe it sounds crazy, but I lived in fear of getting pregnant. Not because I didn’t want children eventually. I did! I just needed to finish college and I wanted time for the two of us to enjoy marr...
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When I was dating, I began to hate when people asked if I had found “the one” or my “soulmate.” How was I supposed to know? Deciding who you’re going to spend your life with is huge and sometimes scary. Greek mythology says that you are meant to have one soulmate.1 I do...
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