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Using Conflict to Strengthen Your Relationships

We can use conflict to batter one another. Or we can use it to sharpen ourselves and build deeper relationships with friends and family. The choice is ours.

Being Addicted to a Clear Conscience

We have three ferrets that are the epitome of cute. Except the hairless one, but that’s another story. Our ferrets love small, dark places. They especially like the hidden recesses under a bed—my...

The Never-Ending Process of Mourning

I was cleaning out a closet in my house when I pulled out a tub of crocheted items and felt a lump lodge in my throat. My father—who would have turned 70 this week but succumbed to pancreatic cancer...

Can you see what I see?

Summer has arrived and for parents that can either be a blessing (kids are in camp or summer school ALL day with no homework in sight) or a curse ("I'm bored", "I'm hungry", "Can we go to Disney...

Overcoming the Need to “Medicate” Emotional Pain

It is human nature to flinch and flee from physical and emotional pain. And the torment from abandonment, rejection, verbal abuse, and shame can linger long after physical trauma has healed. But...

Keep A’ Goin’

Okay, I can't resist. I had to share one more poem that is...well, unlike anything else I've ever written. It's for all those who have ever laid down their lives to help lead someone else to God. If...

When You Feel Like God Has Left You Hanging

Resolved. You’ve felt it every time a story has a happy ending. It’s the feeling you get when you walk out of a store with the right shoes in the right size and the right color--for 50% off. It’s...

The Exorcism of Mrs. Scrooge

I hate the week before Christmas.The stores are a zoo. The streets are a quagmire of traffic. You can’t even buy a carton of eggs at Publix without having to stand line for thirty minutes. I kick...

I Slayed the Beast

This weekend I slayed the beast. You can see it in these pictures of my backyard. The first is a sorta BEFORE shot because frankly, I didn’t expect to be inspired. I took it after I was about 1/3...

Settling for the Cheap Stuff

Greetings: In case you were wondering, I did not fall off the writing wagon. I'm still getting my sea legs in my new teaching job and so time--even writing time--is a luxury. But I did have a day...

Books by Kim Pullen

The Intimacy Manifesto (Non-Fiction)

Intimacy ≠ Sex. But even the most spiritually-minded equate them. Or we think intimacy is reserved for marriage. We couldn’t be more wrong!

Intimacy is so essential to all our meaningful relationships, we can’t have a healthy relationship without it.

It’s time to redefine intimacy and commit yourself to deep, meaningful relationships with God and a circle of safe others.

The Chasm Crosser (Fiction)

The greatest story ever told through fresh eyes—a mysterious bridge builder appears promising to span the great chasm, but his bold claims put him in opposition to the authorities.

A reluctant farmer and his wife must decide: is the man a self-deceived lunatic, a master con artist, or is the only one who can reunite the people of the valley to their king?

Water for the Wound (Poetry)

We all have a wound. In our humanity, we try to hide it, deny it, or disguise it. But when we are alone and the noise of the world has stilled, the relentless pain demands attention. It cries out for relief.

This is collection of poems calls you to lift your hands to the rain, lift your voice to the Son, and lift your heart to the one who provides Water for the Wound.

God Saves Marriages

Kim Pullen’s shares she and her husband’s victorious story over co-dependency and sexual sin.

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