A letter from Cara Mund to previous Miss Americas leaked recently and spelled out mistreatment from the Miss America Organization, even bullying. My heart broke for her, but I also felt nervous for the response she’d receive internally. No one has ever publicly unmasked manipulation and feelings of being silenced while they were a titleholder…in any pageant system. How many …
What age do you think most people start watching porn? Do you believe it is a male dominated hobby? What would you say if I told you that I’m a young, American woman who started watching porn at 11 years old? My first risqué rendezvous’ was accidental. I stumbled on an unfamiliar sight while “channel surfing” one lazy afternoon. In …
There was a comment on something I had written from a girl pleading for an update because she was dealing with the same situation. She was confused, hurt, and I could feel her hopelessness as I read her words.
Ever since I can remember, I watched the Miss USA competition on live network television. I watched the women mesmerized by their confidence, intelligence, and beauty. They had no idea that they were changing a little girl’s life. That they changed my life. At around age seven, I established my dream of becoming Miss USA. I wanted to inspire young women …
I pray that this message brings you peace and joy in knowing God’s will will be done in your life.
The greatest way to have a #winning mindset is to see yourself as having won before competition even begins. In order to do that, you need to change your definition of success.
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In all that time of longing to be just like those gorgeous Disney princesses, never did I once think, “I should really stop eating those Twinkies and get a three inch waist.” Never. Not once.
Driving home from yet another mediocre date, a familiar disappointment hits me highlighting the depth of my unfulfilled longing for a husband, a partner for life. After fifteen years of dating, I find myself asking God, “When is it my turn?!
Some may question why I let myself venture so far away from my beliefs and place myself in such a difficult predicament? Truth is I was searching for love in all the wrong places.
Within one week of marriage he was going out to concerts with women that I didn’t know and drinking himself so silly that I wouldn’t hear from him for almost a 24 hour time period.
A lot of us are unique in certain ways that make us feel isolated. The list goes on where people get their insecurities, but why can’t we learn to accept them?
At 54-years-old, my father is an ex United States Marine who still lives with his mother. He hasn’t dated anyone since my mom divorced him, almost 20 years ago. Stepping into his earth-colored home is like stepping back in time to the 1970s. There are no cell phones. There are no computers. Because the internet is evil.
God answered all of my prayers and carried me through the hard times. He truly did have a plan for me along, and I’ve never been happier.
The hard work of caring for my friendships had come full circle; they were now caring for me. It wasn’t something I was expecting, but it was a natural result of working so hard to invest in these relationships over the years.