My Story

These posts are manly about my life story and testimony.

The Lord has been showing me things about my character that I have a habit of justifying.  For some reason my justification does not sound just anymore. Instead I feel a conviction to repent. I hesitated to share this with you… I didn’t want everyone I have ever had a conversation with to read it and be hurt, wondering if I have talked about them behind their backs. I didn’t want people to view me as a mean person. I didn’t want to acknowledge I actually struggle with this, because then I will be admitting how much I failed as […]

I will cut to the chase on sharing with you how my husband found out about my secret affair… I told him. It was not easy, in fact it was a painful experience for both of us.  We were driving in the car when the conviction to come clean overwhelmed my heart.  I wanted to stuff it down into a dark crevice never to be unearthed. I wanted to accept the lie that I shouldn’t tell him, that it wouldn’t be worth it.  I wanted to pretend like it never happened. But more than that…I wanted the brokenness in my […]

Yes the video provided explains these three announcements, but I wanted to expand just a little more with some information that is important for you! #1 – Unveiled Wife Turns 3! Thank you so much for being a part of this community! I am humbled and honored to be able to provide such rich resources for you and I praise God for growing it as He has been. I began Unveiled Wife March 15, 2011 and had no idea what it would look like. I struggled to publish articles that were transparent, fearing that people would not accept me and […]

Tricia Goyer is a beautiful and talented woman. She is a wife, mama of six, grandma of two, and a best selling author.  In addition to writing books and articles on her blog triciagoyer.com, she hosts an online radio show called Living Inspired. I have had the privilege of being on the contributing team with Tricia at The Better Mom and have recently connected with her when she kindly invited me onto Living Inspired earlier this year. In this interview Tricia asked me some real and challenging questions. I started crying as I heard my own heart talk about Unveiled Wife […]

The Unveiled Wife Ministry has evolved over the years.  Many of the articles posted are related to marriage topics that are relevant and helpful to wives.  Looking at this title you may wonder what parabens have to do with marriage, but my words may surprise you! As I share on my About page {which you can read HERE} my husband and I could not have sex for the first four years of our marriage.  Pain seized my body every time that we attempted to have sex.  In November of 2010 my husband was reminded of a story we heard of a […]

I literally scratched my head as I struggled to title this article…as if doing so would help me find the right words.  There is just so much to be said, not just about my moment with Sally Clarkson, but my whole experience at Mom Heart! I will start with Sally… For several months leading up to the Mom Heart Conference I had corresponded with Sally over email, social media, and even by phone. I felt as if we had already been friends forever; she has a special way of drawing people in and letting them know they are valued.  Yet, […]

It seems like every year for the last three years my husband and I talk about exploring Santa Barbara to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  Yet, when January comes around we agree at the last minute to simplify with a quaint dinner.  This year was different. In honor of 7 years of marriage we finally took that trip to Santa Barbara.  We knew where we were headed, but we chose to go without any expectations! No plans! Except for one small surprise that my husband made just for me.  Instead of arranging a two-night stay in a hotel, he got creative! […]

At the end of every year since I began blogging I like to reflect on all that happened from January to December. This gives me perspective as I remember the things I experienced, while providing you with some highlights just in case you missed anything on the blog throughout the year. 2011 and 2012 were really amazing years, but this last year has been just as great and if not way more challenging than I ever anticipated!  God has stretched me in many different directions, showing me how to rely on Him more and what can happen when I do! […]

This year, for each of my kids’ birthdays, I wrote a list of things I love about them, according to their ages. My oldest turned ten, my middle daughter turned eight, and my son turned five. I wrote ten, eight and five things I love about them. I have been reading through Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph. In it, the author takes you through various challenges. One of the challenges was to write a list of ten things you admire about your husband. Since my husband’s birthday is in December, it seemed appropriate to write his list this month. My husband… 1 …encourages me […]

Earlier this year I shared with you the news that I was struggling with postpartum anxiety, induced after labor & delivery of my sweet baby boy.  To catch up with that article check it out: How Motherhood Has Changed My Body & My Marriage Just a few short months after I gave birth my body began acting very strange, the worst of it being my mind vulnerable to anxiety and fear.  I had heard of women experiencing postpartum depression, but I wasn’t depressed. I couldn’t define what I was encountering as postpartum depression, so I continued to search, forced by […]

Six months ago I gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby boy, by God’s grace. Motherhood has changed my life, from my body to my marriage. I have shared a little about life after pregnancy, but I have yet to share what I have been experiencing the last few months. In February I became very anxious. Fears gripped my heart regarding my health and how my dependent baby would fare if anything happened to me. I heard that those thoughts are normal among new moms, however, these thoughts spiraled out of control, debilitating me. I am still wondering how […]

When my son joined our precious family, I thought I would be a natural!  I had so much experience with children as I grew up, caring for my siblings, my nieces and nephew, cousins, and especially in my position as a teacher’s aid at a preschool.  I really felt like I was really for motherhood. However, when my son finally arrived… I felt pain!  Yes physical pain that comes during labor… but I also felt a different kind of pain.  The pain of realizing I was responsible for such a young child and that I was capable of hurting him because of my own […]

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