Category Archives: Painful Stories

People share their stories of overcoming struggles, hardships and pain. Some have found healing and others are still on their journey.

Son of a Bigot- by Preston Atkinson

Son of a Bigot I guess I was simple minded and too child-like to know any better. I was 8 years old when it happened. I did not know what it was called but I knew it was painfully wrong. … Continue reading

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Rationalizing An Affair- part 3 (Writing A New Chapter)

God not only blessed me with a truly loving husband and the miracle of a baby, He also blessed us with a surprise – baby #2! This came just as much of a shock to us because we just knew … Continue reading

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Rationalizing An Affair- part 2 (The Meet-Up)

You can go back and read the first part of Beth’s story to get the background and understand the people she discusses. The first year with our new baby, unfortunately, wasn’t all fun and games.  My past was starting to … Continue reading

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Rationalizing An Affair- part 1 (Beth Baker’s story)

This is Beth Baker’s story. We appreciate her courage to share it. I’m 36yrs old, married to a wonderful Christian man and have been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters.  Most people that know me probably think I’ve had a pretty … Continue reading

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Dealing With My Irrational Body Image-Brian

Three years ago I was hovering around 200 pounds. I had consistently been 190 or more for years. This was just the way it was. I felt embarrassed when I would see pictures of myself-especially the dreaded side profile with … Continue reading

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Holding Onto A Grudge- My Biggest Loss

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 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then … Continue reading

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Dealing With Rape- A Survivor’s Story (Anonymous) pt. 2

I often wondered if our infertility was God’s punishment for what I’ve done in my past. Did God see me as damaged goods as well? Jefferey and I were married nearly three years before trying to have children. When I didn’t … Continue reading

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Dealing With Rape- A Survivor’s Story (Anonymous) pt. 1

This was submitted by one of our readers who wished to remain anonymous. If you asked anyone who went to high school with me or church youth group how they would describe me, I bet most would use words like-responsible, … Continue reading

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Dealing With Infertility- Mine and Karin’s Story- She Said

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When Brian first asked me to write “my side of the story,” I wasn’t immediately sure of what I would say. For those of you that know me well or follow me on http://www.allpointswhole.wordpress.com, know that I typically don’t struggle … Continue reading

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Dealing With Infertility-He said

Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with … Continue reading

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