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I'm honored to introduce you to Danise Jurado today. As a reminder, I'll be giving away a signed copy of her new book, Fulfilled, on August 31st to one lucky subscriber. You have until then to enter your name into the lottery. Fulfilled is available in paperback and on Amazon as of today! Share, share, share to support an awesome cause!
Who loves this commercial!?! That guy, the one at 0:01, he was me at 20-years-old. The I'm never getting married me had a lot of reasons to stay single too. Do any of these resonate with you?
"Marriage is hard. It's expensive. It doesn't last. Husbands rule the roost and disregard women's professions. I'll be subjected to nothing but diapers and dishes. My brain will rot from being subjected to nothing but diapers and dishes. I can do it myself. I was made for more than just serving a man."
Crossfitter. Back-Packer. Mother of two.
Kind and full of GRIT.
Please welcome guest blogger, Lisa Doyle, to the Gritty Pearl this week!
Last week, my life went off the rails.
There was a lot of cheating, lying, and the finality of my signature on a divorce agreement. Stamped and filed, it's on the docket to change my life forever. A dear friend texted me before I headed downtown with my soon-to-be-ex that morning, knowing the kind of pain I was walking into. She told me to pick a breath prayer and sent a verse.
It seems like a lifetime ago. I was eighteen and he would have been six-years-old this week. Nobody tells you that you might still feel like a mom after your baby's gone. Now I'm just a mom whose little boy's in heaven without me. What does he look like? What does he like to do? Does he forgive me? I'll never know, but I think about it all the time. (Amy, then 24)
Believer. Wife. Mom. Writer. Marriage and Family Therapist. Accidental Speaker. Crossfitter and Total Book Nerd.
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