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ModernWidow
Southern US
I am a Modern Widow. I have a blessed and challenging life managing my business and my children. In the past decade or so I have been the stay-at-home mom, betrayed wife, gotten divorced, started a business (not blogging!), and become a single mom. Life is hard but God is good to me.
Recent Activity
The year after I had discovered my husband's affair, we went through a very tough year of trying to reconcile. I won't go into all the details of that year. Neither you nor I have that kind of time. Anyway, I read several different kinds of books that year. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at Modern Widow
James Dobson has a new radio show with his son, Ryan. It's called My Family Talk. Today's broadcast was all about Jim and Shirley Dobson's 50th wedding anniversary. Shirley recounted the story today of the example for marriage and love that her grandparents set for her. They had the habit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at Modern Widow
If you have a spouse that has left you chances are that you have been introduced to a lot of exciting new experiences (pardon my sarcasm, please). Among these new sites and sounds may be... -the counselor's office (where we go after things have fallen completely apart.) -the doctor's office... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at Modern Widow
If you haven't read Boundaries , follow the link to buy the book. Today. While you are checking out on Amazon with your purchase, consider that {no matter what your husband or ex-husband is doing, has done, or will do} that you -by virtue of the fact that you are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Modern Widow
I read in my Bible recently that "perfect love casts out fear" (1 Jn. 4:18). So, I'm thinking about the fears that I faced and still sometimes face as a single mom. I have feared the day that my children will see their Dad with another woman and what that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at Modern Widow
What is it about discovering a betrayal that sometimes makes us think we now have permission or license to act on our angry feelings? That, somehow, if another person treats us badly enough we have the right to pour any amount of red-hot lava on their heads? (I'm hearing echos... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Modern Widow
If my emotional life is like a piano keyboard and each of the keys represents a particular emotion- press middle "A" and I'm feeling loved, hit the high "C" and I'm feeling irritated- then most of the time I would describe my life like a beautiful piano sonata in which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at Modern Widow
My Plan: I want to write a book, offer it as a free download on a website, and generate an income from advertising on the site. More specifically, I want to write a book about the particular challenges of being a young, Christian mother and wife who is facing the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Modern Widow
Everything you need to know about money management can be found in my favorite (and very helpful) money management book by Dave Ramsey, "The Total Money Makeover". In his plan for financial freedom, Dave outlines a way to eliminate debt and, in his words, "begin to live like no one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Modern Widow
Relationships are based on trust. Without trust, a relationship is the proverbial "house built on the sand". As my husband moving into his first affair many years ago, I (not knowing about the affair but certainly beginning to feel the impact of it in our marriage) began to feel as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Modern Widow
Thanks to Family.Org and FamilyLIfe.com I get to hear my friends Dennis Rainey and James Dobson (and friends) every day! This is an invaluable resource for folks who might be strapped to their computers (especially those working from home) but who can listen to a podcast while they work. As... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2010 at Modern Widow
I read this quote today: "The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." -Sir Winston Churchill Being a 40-something, recently divorced, single mom- I'm sure- is a springboard into many opportunities. Reaching out to other single moms. Reaching out to divorced women.... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2010 at Modern Widow
I have heard this so many times lately and it just makes my stomach turn. I was having coffee with a friend today and she told me about another common acquaintance of ours who is considering divorce. My coffee friend was at some party and this angry wife was unleashing... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Modern Widow
Everyone faces a crisis now and then. My biggest crisis, so far, is the discovery of my husbands affairs. The second biggest crisis came right along with them. The crisis in my marriage created a crisis of faith. Where on Earth was God when my home and practically my entire... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at Modern Widow
ModernWidow is now following Tom Fishburne
Apr 28, 2010
ModernWidow is now following Seth Godin
Apr 28, 2010
ModernWidow is now following Jeff Korhan
Apr 28, 2010
ModernWidow is now following David Berkowitz
Apr 28, 2010
At first blush, this may not seem encouraging, but stick with me, OK? If you are just wrapping your brain around the knowledge of infidelity you may be, like I was years ago, sitting on your kitchen floor completely overwhelmed and struggling to just take a deep breath. I weaved... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at Modern Widow
One of the books that helped me gain a better understanding of the importance and nature of relationships in general was Smalley's book called "The DNA of Relationships". I know I benefitted greatly from reading a book that outlines what good relationships look like. I don't know about any other... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at Modern Widow
What's woman to do when she suspects her husband is having an affair? I can only speak from my own experience... but trying to decide what, if anything, to do about my growing suspicions of unfaithfulness was as stressful as discovering the affair itself. I had (on the outside) a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2010 at Modern Widow
I was sitting in the counselors office for the first time. I should've gone years before. I was falling apart, crying in great heaving sobs telling this professional that my husband had been having an affair and it wasn't the first one. I just remember recounting to her the cruel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2010 at Modern Widow
The happiest person I know is a (real) widow. I have seen her wipe away a tear or two for the good man that she sent ahead of her to Heaven, but she has to be the most satisfied and peaceful person I have ever met. Is there any reason... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2010 at Modern Widow
The Modern Woman defined. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2010 at Modern Widow
Seven Signs that Your Husband is Having an Affair Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at Modern Widow