Moving Past the Past

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Moving Past the Past   A lot of people know me as the girl who quit stripping and started Treasures.  I am so thankful for all that God has done in my life…but He’s not done yet.  He didn’t finish with me the day I walked out of the strip club.  (Thankfully!)  He is active in my life and constantly …

Don’t Believe the Lies…

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  “Watch your thoughts, they become words.? Watch your words, they become actions.? Watch your actions, they become habits.?” -Frank Outlaw Fourteen years ago, I believed a lot of lies. They were so woven into the fabric of my being that they became my personal truth. I believed that I was worthless, stupid, and unlovable.  I believed that I was …

Hope Has Wings and Other Thoughts on Grief

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“I am still confident of this, I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” Psalms 27:13 I sat under the shade of the tree in my backyard on a beautiful spring day.  The sun and cloudless sky did not share my gloom.  A squirrel scurried gleefully along my fence on a mission to steal …

Important Announcement

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Dear Friends and Treasures Supporters, In the spirit of honesty, openness and integrity, I think it is important that I share something that has been going on in my personal life with you… About a year and a half ago, my husband and I separated and are now going through a divorce. From the beginning of this season of my …

Are You in Love with a Sex Addict?

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  Sex addiction is a family issue.  By definition, sex addiction is a “problem in which one engages in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior despite increasing negative consequences to one’s self or others (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy).  More often than not, the negative consequences the sexually addicted person suffers impact the people they love just …

Numbing the Pain

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The other day, my 1-year-old took her first tumble in the bathtub. After hitting her chin on the side of the tub, she slipped face-first into the water. I quickly swept her to her feet and began to examine her for injuries. She looked me directly in the eyes and cried at the top of her lungs. She wanted to …

Surrendering the Canvas: Understanding Sex Addiction

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40 million adults in the U.S. regularly visit pornographic websites and 1/3 of these visitors are women. The question is “Why, and what does it have to do with us?” What I am learning about sex addiction in its various forms is that it is about avoiding relational pain. Real relationships and intimacy force us to engage with people on …