Launching Discover Eden

Launching Discover Eden

I’m sitting at a lovely dining room table in a vacation rental in Orlando, Florida. There’s a bowl of fake fruit sitting in front of me as I write, reminding me that upon first arrival, I was fooled once again by realistic apple art. Fake flowers I get, but fake fruit…that’s just cruel. Since we moved, two big life, hey-did-that-just-happen, thingamajiggers have taken place. I turned forty on November second and I launched my second book. Nevertheless, life doesn’t stop for second books or fortieth birthdays. It doesn’t stop and ask you if you’d like to pause to celebrate goals accomplished, or to pause to celebrate anything for that matter. Life is rolling by like big waves in the sea and doesn’t ask for directions. You have to pick up your boogie board and ride those big, sloppy, wonderful waves. With that being said, I’m so excited to pause to take note that my second book—Discover Eden: Empowering Christian Women to Walk in Sexual Liberty—is now available! So, what’s this all about? Well, I’m so glad you asked. You’re so inquisitive. Here’s a piece of fruit as a reward. I offer information in a way that I wish someone had given it to me—direct, practical, non-sugar-coated, yet a little humorous to make it feel more relatable. I prayerfully speak into the areas in which I was misinformed, delusional, and extremely bound, and I discuss areas where I’ve awakened to a great adventure of life beyond sexual brokenness. My heart is to give glory to the Lord for the liberty I found in my restored sexuality. More specifically, my primary...
A Problem We Can’t Ignore

A Problem We Can’t Ignore

Disclaimer: In the next few blogs I will be addressing the subject of pornography. If you tend to faint or swoon at the subject I advise getting a pack of smelling salts before moving forward. Removing the stigma around addressing pornography and sexual wholeness is at the heart of what my husband and I are all about. We both know that the first step toward breaking free is speaking to a supportive community of believers.  It’s how you start to own the problem. Unfortunately, in our current church culture, starting a conversation about the use of pornography–for women especially–is close to impossible. There’s no room for it. I often try to imagine opportunities in which to creatively breach the subject. Maybe that time in between worship songs when we take a moment to greet each other. “Hi, good to see you. My name is Liz. Do you continually look for NC-17 movies on Netflix?” Or perhaps during our next after-church potluck: “These hotdogs are delicious. Can you pass me the mustard? Do you continually erase your computer history?” Or maybe during the next friendly basketball game in the church parking lot: “Ok, I’ll be on the skins team. By the way, how much skin did you see over the weekend?” Obviously, corporate group settings are not the best route in beginning private conversations (although I hope that one day they can be), yet creating a culture where people don’t run from their sin depends on a few things. Get Educated: This is for all of us. Do you know why pornography is harmful? Do you understand what the Bible...