Jesus came to pardon our sins. But He also came to heal the brokenhearted so we can walk in freedom.  

Freedom from pain, guilt, shame, sin, and condemnation. By His wounds we are healed. 

May God continue to bless us on the path to complete restoration and healing in Him.  

Browsing Archive: May, 2011

Why, God?

Posted by Kristina Croft on Sunday, May 29, 2011,


God is my Father. By my finite, human definition, a father is one who loves his children, teaches them, disciplines them, nurtures them, and protects them. A father does everything in his power to make sure his children feel safe and like they are a priority in his life. When I think of my earthly father, I think of someone who would never intentionally allow a boy to hurt me. He would rather have fought me tooth and nail than to let me go out with a boy that was not good for me. (And we did...


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Our Story Isn't Finished Yet

Posted by Kristina Croft on Friday, May 27, 2011,

Yesterday morning I was so excited to hear that a particular author would like to use our story in his new book! I have always wanted to be a writer but I've never known how to get my foot in the door. And I never thought I'd be writing about sexual sin and overcoming the pain, but there it is. Our story. I'm thrilled that God is giving me the desires of my heart and He is going to use our story to help other men and women who are struggling. However, my excitement soon faded and anxiety set ...


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A Lesson in Tenderness

Posted by Kristina Croft on Monday, May 23, 2011,

"Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, ‘Have everyone leave my presence!" So there was no one with Joseph when made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and the house of Pharaoh heard about it.” Genesis 45:1-2 (NIV)

Joseph’s story is one of the most gut-wrenching stories in the Bible. Because it is taught so often in children’s church, we sometimes forget how horrible his circumstances ...


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Compassion for Porn Stars

Posted by Kristina Croft on Wednesday, May 18, 2011,

“He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift his ...


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Weak and Beggarly Elements

Posted by Kristina Croft on Monday, May 16, 2011,

Having a major trauma or trial in your life will often shift your focus. I know that was my experience. The first 2 months for me were consumed with pain, self-doubt, confusion, anger, and bitterness, and all I could think about was my husband’s betrayal. I had a hard time seeking God (at first) and I had an even more difficult time applying His Word to anything other than sexual sin.  It seemed that every verse I read and every song I heard just drove home the destructiveness of sexual sin...


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Uprising of Anger

Posted by Kristina Croft on Monday, May 16, 2011,

A couple months after Gavin and I were into our healing process, I started noticing that I was angry. All the time. And it was usually over little things that had nothing to do with the initial betrayal. I remember flying off the handle one day because he asked me a question about the laundry. I screamed at him and cried "Why am I never good enough!!??"  We ended up in a knock-down drag-out fight... over laundry. I realized at that moment that I needed help figuring this out. I met with our c...


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The Battle Has Begun

Posted by Kristina Croft on Saturday, May 14, 2011,
This website has only been published for 3 days and the battle to shut it down has already begun.  A battle brought on by the Enemy.  I believe that God has given me a great opportunity to minister to women (and men) who have been through the pain of sexual sin. This website is my first step in getting our story out there and making resources available to women in my community.  And the Enemy is angry with me. There’s a passage in one of my favorite books, Captivating by John and Stasi Eldr...
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Pleading for Deliverance

Posted by Kristina Croft on Saturday, May 14, 2011,

Whether you're in the beginning stages of the healing process, or you and your husband have been walking in freedom for years, everyone needs deliverance at some point in their life (even multiple times). When I first discovered the news about my husband's sexual sin, I was at a loss as to how to help him. Until my friend gave me the book "The Power of a Praying Wife." The prayer that stood out to me on the table of contents was the prayer of DELIVERANCE. I knew that my husband, who had been ...


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That was Good.

Posted by Kristina Croft on Saturday, May 14, 2011,

In the beginning, when the pain of the betrayal was still fresh and constantly on my mind, I said something to my husband that deeply wounded him. He was trying to help me better understand his addiction and was telling me that not ALL the memories of our life together are bad. That there were things in our marriage that had been good... our wedding day, the birth of our children, moving into our new house, etc. And I looked him in the eyes, with tears streaming down my face, and said that wh...


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Why is Pornography Such a Joke?

Posted by Kristina Croft on Saturday, May 14, 2011,

On a popular TV show, I heard yet another joke about pornography and it made me sick. Pornography is not a joke. It's not a rite of passage. It's not a "boys will be boys" issue. It's not something "every guy struggles with." It's death. Death of marriage, death of the ability to have true intimacy, death of communion with God. It destroys everything. And I'm saddened to hear jokes in movies and television or even just random facebook posts that make pornography out to be some non-affectual h...


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