I created “Brave and Broken” during a time of uncertainty and brokenness in my own life. My husband and I separated after five years of marriage after I found out he had been lying to me for over 6 years – as long as I had known him. I was angry and I didn’t know what to do with my anger but I was also, secretly, relieved. For years I had fought for our marriage and the more I fought the less it seemed to be a happy, healthy or fulfilled marriage.
I find myself in a season where I need, to be honest with myself. I cannot pretend to have everything under control and I cannot ignorantly walk through life in my happy go lucky manner, expecting everything will settle by itself. For the first time in my life, I am confronted with pain and uncertainty and a deep desire to deal with it, rather than ignore it. I want to be whole, despite my circumstances. And I want to grow as I deal with the pain.
I believe we are called to deal with our pain and anger in order to serve one another.
As women, we are called to be so much more than what we have given ourselves permission to be and I believe it is time we stand up. It is time to be brave, bold and broken women of our generation.
Whether you are single, divorced, happily married or not, I want to share in your joy and pain. If you are battling depression, I want us to fight it together. If you have a child with a learning disability, I believe, we should put our resources together and raise a village. Unfulfilled at work? Let’s speak life and find your purpose! Overweight? Let’s lose weight together. Anorexic? Let’s break the chains of bondage and claim the victory!
Here’s the thing. I don’t have it all figured out. None of us do! But as a community of open-hearted women, we will stand and we will be unshaken!