Tag: forgiveness

Open, Closed, and Locked Doors

“I’ll never let them get that close to hurt me again.”  I uttered such words in moments where I pieced the broken fragments of my heart back together.  I spoke in absolutes.  No one in their correct mind would allow themselves to be vulnerable…

Journey to 30: Who Am I?

“Turning 30 changes your life,” they said. “A major shift happens when you turn 30,” I was told. “You really start to figure out who you are when you turn 30,” I heard. And it has all been true. Last week, with my blog…

Forgiveness: A Different Perspective

I went back and forth with what to share with you all today.  I’ll admit that I was just going to piece together a feel-good story that would help me meet the “Thoughtful Thursday” mark, but that’s not me.  I always want to give…

What’s the Point?

Disclaimer:  I’ll go ahead and admit off top that this blog may not be well constructed.  Inspired by a scripture that I couldn’t shake and a series of “Aha” moments, I am just going to type my jumbled thoughts on the page and pray…

I Forgive You

If I were to have a subtitle, it would be “Faith to Forgive.” Good Afternoon, I forgive you. -Christen That was the entire email. Let’s rewind.  There was an individual that I loved SO deeply, but he hurt me and walked out of my…

Moment of Truth: Misplaced Trust, Disappointment, Vulnerabilty, Jealousy

Before you become too invested in this post, I will issue a disclaimer.  There may not be any fluff or knock-knock jokes.  Honestly, I write today’s blog with tears running down my face and a twinge of pain in my chest.  Today I will…

Heart Check: The Message…My Truth

Disclaimer: I will be very vulnerable. Please be gentle with my heart. | Heart Check: The Message…My Truth | This weekend I was smacked with a harsh truth concerning Christen Diane Rouson. Once I finally kick you out of my life, you aren’t welcome…

Heart Check: Seeing, Cleansing, Progressing

Preface: I’m being very vulnerable… Please be gentle with my heart. Today we are going to talk about forgiveness.  Let me begin by saying, “Blah! Ugh! Shoot! @$#@%$#$%#%!”  Now that I’ve had a tantrum, let’s proceed. I have been avoiding this topic like The…

Just Let It Go…

  This post is allowing you into a very intimate space.  There is always a level of vulnerability when sharing with you all but with this particular post, I feel especially sensitive.  I am intentionally removing a layer and peeling off the mask.  Please…

Betrayal: The Chris Edition

When I first launched “According to Chris” I set out to create an environment where I could share transparently, talk about things that no one wants to talk about, and communicate without judgement; hence the tagline “Real Talk. No Limits. No Judgement.”  This particular blog…