Removing Roadblocks To Healing After Betrayal

1 Comment

Today we are honored to have a guest blog post from Melody Lovvorn. Melody uncovered her husband’s betrayal in 2000, and has lived through the nightmare of having her family torn apart when her children were 6, 4, 2, and 6 months. After walking her own path of healing and wholeness, Melody and her ex-husband Tray were remarried in 2008.  Along with Tray, Melody has been devoted to personally coaching and…

read more

The One Thing Failure Can’t Do

5 Comments

I’ve feared failure all of my life. I’ve feared failing as a student, as an athlete, as a husband, as a father and as a pastor. What I’ve learned as I’ve lived with fear of failure for over 30 years…fearing failure doesn’t prevent me from failing. I’ve failed…big time. I’ve failed the people I love most because of poor choices and hidden sins. I can never do enough to take…

read more

The Wounded Healer

10 Comments

Trish and I spent the weekend in Buda, Texas speaking at The Connection Church. Early Saturday morning, Trish was sitting on the couch and I was standing looking over my notes, when she looked up from her phone with a sad look on her face. “Justin, I want you to know Brennan Manning passed away.” She was scrolling through Twitter and started seeing numerous Brennan Manning quotes and saw that…

read more

Redemption and Restoration

1 Comment

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to speak at Cross Point and wrap up our Pursued series. The series walked through the book of Hosea and focused on God’s pursuit of us. This Sunday we talked about the process of restoration. I’ve had several people ask when it would be online, so I wanted to share it with you today. I think the message of restoration is central to the…

read more

The Gift of Remembering

4 Comments

Last night, Trish and I went to P.F. Chang’s for dinner. We eat there every year at this time to celebrate our re-marriage anniversary. We were broken. We were only two months removed from an affair. We had no idea how God was going to show up, but we believed He would. Seven years ago today, the most beautiful woman in the world said, “YES!” to me again. We chose…

read more

When You Can’t Put the Pieces Back Together

4 Comments

Each week we receive emails from men and women that read our blog faithfully. They too had a vision for their marriage. They dreamed of happily ever after. Some have kids. Some have a house with a white picket fence. All of them had the desire for a life that is drastically different than what they are living. Their questions are similar: “What do I do when my husband doesn’t…

read more

Giving Away 5 Copies of God Loves Ugly

50 Comments

Today we are honored to introduce you to our new friend, Christa Black. Christa is a talented lady that has been blessed with unbelievable opportunities. She has been on tour with the Jonas Brothers, Michael W. Smith and is a song writer as well. One of her songs, One Thing Remains, is being sung every week in churches all over the world. Through her own life experience she has written…

read more

God’s Economy

3 Comments

A little over six years ago, I was struggling to move past my past. I was haunted in my dreams about the mistakes I made. I was reminded of the people I hurt and wounded with my poor choices. I knew God forgave me; I knew my wife forgave me;  but couldn’t find the grace needed to forgive myself. I woke up one morning and Trisha had printed out and…

read more

God Redeems Damaged Goods

3 Comments

Tomorrow night is the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. I have to be honest with you and tell you that I’m not much into baseball. Our family will watch portions of World Series games in October, but we’ve never really been captivated by the sport. On, Tuesday May 1, 2012 we finished watching SportsCenter and were making our way to the dinner table when a story came on that transcends…

read more

The Good, Bad and Ugly

18 Comments

Yesterday, we did a giveaway of Bob Goff’s new book, Love Does. I love giving stuff away, and you can enter to win through tomorrow. Unexpectedly, God really spoke to my heart through one of the comments on the post. Here is part of the comment: Thanks for your blog. Your story and being willing to share it, the good, the bad and the ugly, has been most helpful in…

read more