But he only cheated on you once…

Adulterers/adulteresses and their apologists say the cruelest of things: “I still love you. It only happened once. We all make mistakes. Can’t we just pretend it didn’t happen?” “It was only just one slip up. Why can’t you get past it?” “He just had one bad night. Why are you so hung up on one … Continue reading “But he only cheated on you once…”

“But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted”

Why does the wicked man revile God?     Why does he say to himself,     “He won’t call me to account”? But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;     you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you;     you are the helper of the fatherless. Break the arm of the … Continue reading ““But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted””

Gratitude As Fortitude

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” – Genesis 3:1, ESV As a hospice chaplain, I see many different sorts of people on a daily basis. … Continue reading “Gratitude As Fortitude”

Dear Faithful Spouses, It’s NOT About You!

Dear faithful spouses, It’s not about you. The adultery does not reveal your flaws or failures. Not at all. It does not even tell a story about the status of your marriage prior to this treacherous sin. It’s not about you, faithful spouse. But it does speak volumes about the adulterous spouse’s heart. I have tackled this issue … Continue reading “Dear Faithful Spouses, It’s NOT About You!”

House of Cards

I know there are some wondering “what about the adulterous spouse? Where’s the grace for them?” I want to make it clear that there is grace and redemption for them too. There is grace and redemption available to all. From all the personal stories I’ve heard/read, and from my own experience with infidelity, here’s a … Continue reading “House of Cards”

Getting lost is sometimes the best thing

This song seemed fitting considering the most recent posts (and Mrs. DM is on a country kick tonight). “Find Yourself” by Brad Paisley When you find yourself In some far off place And it causes you To rethink some things You start to sense That slowly you’re becoming someone else And then you find yourself … Continue reading “Getting lost is sometimes the best thing”

DM Love Story

Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion;     instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion;     they shall have everlasting joy.  -Isaiah 61:7, ESV When my divorce went through, I was in shock. The miracle did not happen. God did not save … Continue reading “DM Love Story”

Bastardization of Forgiveness

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. – 1 Peter 2:16, ESV Not without significant frequency (click here for an example post), I read of situations where forgiveness is abused to mean: “ignore the damage done to the faithful spouse.” The forgiveness … Continue reading “Bastardization of Forgiveness”