Good morning, Trench Sisters!
Last week, we began our annual series - Surviving the Holidays with stories from SFTT Editor in Chief, Amelia and myself. Amelia shared about getting back her life after a house fire while I shared about starting new Thanksgiving traditions after losing my son. You can read both stories on the website or click on the links down below. Amelia is not just an editor for SFTT but also a full time editor. You can catch Amelia's services at BookWife.
This week, we begin a two part series by author Catherine Grant. She shares about her experience with sexual abandonment that eventually led to divorce. Starting on Tuesday, Catherine begins an interesting conversation about sexual expectations and the expectations that come with committed relationships. You can read more about Catherine and her writings here.
Join this week's author Catherine and myself for a Facebook Live interview on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 pm central time. Join us on SFTT's Facebook page.
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Founder, Stories from the Trenches
Sisters it was so good to share an actual story with you last week and not just my weekly ramblings here. However, sharing even part of my real life always leaves me raw and emotional. I stress over every word and pray my intentions come across they way I intend them to. I'm so grateful for the women who share on SFTT and who push past their raw emotions to share their hearts. I know sharing isn't always easy but from my own experience it is always a step forward in my own healing process. We are still excepting stories for December if you are ready to step into emotional rawness with me.
So many people have experienced the devastating effects of natural and manmade disaster this year—from fires to floods to unimaginable storms, the losses have been incredible. And yet, though many have suffered greatly in the same regions, losing your home and belongings can be incredibly isolating. Especially if money is tight. Especially if you’re unprepared.
I love the holiday season. I’m especially in love with Thanksgiving. Yes, Christmas is wonderful, but there is something special about gathering family and friends around the table for the comfort food feast. Before Eli, the gathering was always at my mom’s house. She taught me about opening the door and inviting anyone who didn’t have family to join us.