You Don’t Get Who You Want

You Don’t Get Who You Want

You Don’t Get Who You Want. You Get Who You Are. Years ago I heard Dr. John Maxwell speak.  What he said changed my life. The statement is simple and straightforward: ‘You don’t get who you want.  You get who you are.” I was working in sales at the time.  Network...
Why Don’t You Just Leave Domestic Abuse?

Why Don’t You Just Leave Domestic Abuse?

That is the question I dislike the most…I rarely use the word, but I HATE that question: “Why don’t you just leave?” It insinuates that we have a choice.  It insinuates that we might even enjoy the abuse.  It insinuates nothing good or positive.  Yep, I hate that...
On the Flip Side … Everyone Loves Him

On the Flip Side … Everyone Loves Him

Doesn’t that drive you crazy?!  He is a mean S.O.B at home but, on the flip side … everyone loves him. He’s fun to be around, even lights up the room.  He’s smart, handsome (even ruggedly good looking), charismatic, and on the flip side, he hits you, threatens you,...
But He Won’t Let Me

But He Won’t Let Me

“…But He Wouldn’t Let Me!” Have you said those words? “I wanted to spend this holiday with MY parents, but he wouldn’t let me.”  “I wanted to go out with my girlfriends, but he wouldn’t let me.” “I wanted to replace our worn out couch, but he wouldn’t let me.”  Have...

Hope’s Story: You Think Your Situation is Different

It’s a common scenario.  High school sweethearts.  He treated her like she was precious, said all the right things, and she ignored the red flags. The military sent him overseas so they got married so she could go, too.  One night while dancing, he misunderstood...