The Truth About Hope

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Whether we are dealing with grief, loss, broken relationships, or the realities of injustice today, we often find ourselves facing a gap between the reality of our circumstances and our expectations of the way things should be. Harmony shares insights from her own experiences with disappointment that will help you discover the truth about hope and how to maintain it through difficult …

I am getting married in TWO weeks!!!!

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I am getting married in TWO weeks to the love of my life! We are so in love it is almost nauseating. Almost. Still, I remember what it took to get here.   I remember the pain… Of being a wife abandoned. Of the daggers of rejection and fear for my future. My dream of having a family was shattered.   I would …

The Stages of Grief are a Myth

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The Stages of Grief are a Myth by Dee Roman   I’ll never forget the day I stood over my surrogate mother, staring at her bruised and lifeless body. Just hours before, I had picked her off the floor and helped her get back into bed, not realizing it was the last time I would see her alive.   She had …

The Treasures Team rises up in the midst of tragedy…

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As many of you may know, on May 19th, my beautiful sister, April was killed in a senseless act of Domestic Violence.  I cannot even begin to express to you the deep level of grief I have felt over this loss and the pain of all of the trauma surrounding it.  My bones literally ached for days. We are all …

I never want to go through this again…

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I have seen some hard years in my lifetime, but 2009 and 2010 were among the most painful and challenging years I have lived. I took the photo above on a particularly hard day.  When I saw my face after a really good crying session, I decided it was photo worthy. I keep it as a reminder of this very difficult …

I found love on Fairfax Boulevard: Part 2

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I found love on Fairfax Boulevard: Part 2   I have been sick all week and Friday, the morning of the 10 Year Anniversary of Treasures, I woke up without a voice. Literally no voice.  Barely able to whisper. I wondered if I should even go on the outreach with the rest of the team.. My childhood best friend, Melissa …

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 …

Surrendering the Canvas: Understanding Sex Addiction

Harmony (Dust) Grillo Blog, Help for Spouses, Sex & Porn Addiction, Spouses Related Articles, Straight from Harmony's Heart 5 Comments

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 …