I received this in an email , I put part of the letter here with permission :
I found your blog surfing on blogger and am drawn to it. Would you please help me I need to break a habit and change my life some way. I want my husband to love me and care. I want to stop hurting and taking things to stop the pain.
Hurt and crying Norma
Dear Norma ,
I am sorry you hurting right now . Please know that I will pray for you. Remember:
" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me "
I am humbled and honored you wrote. Per your request I am writing here to you.
I know how you must be hurting but please realize that the first step is to realize you are hurting and want to make a change which you are. Pray and open the bible let the Lord lead you on your journey of healing and changing your life for the better. Only you can change your behavior , the way you look at life , and become healthy for you. Realize that it takes 28 days to change a habit . Set small goals for yourself to get past the 28 day mark of changing the behavior you want to change. Give your problem over to the Lord and pray. As I wrote to you see if there is someone you can talk to in person at a local church, or somewhere that can help get you the support you need to help you on your journey. I am glad you realized relying on outside things to make you feel better or numb your pain will only make your problem worse. There is help and support out there for you of people who care and want to see you succeed. I know according to your letter you are embarrassed. Please realize in order to heal you have to face the things you need rid of in your life . SO don't be embarrassed be proud of the fact you want to take the necessary steps. Nothing in life worth having comes easy or without dedication or commitment. You asked how to be a good proverbs wife . Please worry about the steps of healing, no longer being dependent on outside things for your happiness, breaking those habits and replacing them with healthy things. Then see if you can find support, Christian friends, bible studies , a local church and go right to the source God himself in prayer, and read his word. I will write more to you later and please write to me your new secure email and I will send you things. I will write more later.
I am off to get the tickets ready, the strobe light, homemade pizza and prizes it is Angel Mama and Daddy's Chuckie Cheese night on cloud nine.
Love Angel Mama():)
We have wonderful ladies here who if led to can leave advice for you here, as well as pray for you.
Friday, May 4, 2007