"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial,
because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life
that the Lord has promised to those who love Him."
WOMEN IN TRIAL
Women Inquiring Valued Emotional Support
We were your teenage daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins and friends overwhelmed by social pressures involving premarital sex, drug use, and the desire to fit in to the cookie-cutter physical appearance of the girl next door. We were the give-in girls who offer our body in exchange for faux love and affection. We were the pregnant young women nearing single motherhood with limited emotional and financial resources. We were the career-driven, know our worth, 30+ singles patiently waiting for our compliment who continuously chose to leave happy hour with the one-night stand. We were the long-term girlfriends behaving as wives while waiting for our boyfriend to execute the much overdue, perfect proposal.
WOMEN INQUIRING VALUED EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
We were once head-over-heels turned nagging wives punishing our boundary-crossing spouses by withholding physical intimacy, but accepting gifts that negated appropriate consequences. We were the weight-fluctuating, unkempt, minivan-driving soccer moms who scoured at the pre-baby versions of ourselves who caught the eye of our sex-crazed husbands. We were the mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted women who routinely experienced sleepless nights catering to our households, careers, husbands and on rare occasion- self.
We were the caregivers to our disorder or disease afflicted family member on a daily diet of countless prescription medications. We were the ego empowering, spiritually vacant with more faith in anti-depressants than God simply because science could numerically prove, discount and reprove their effects. We were bitter, lonely, divorce-bound roommates trapped in confines of our smiles, lies and mortgage drowning four walls. Once we finally called it quits, we became the women who courageously re-entered the bra-burning cycle as if victim was the only role we played in our hardship. However, we learned how to ascend our commitments to overcome adversity. Victims, we are no more, but as victors, we now serve to restore other women in trial.