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Shattered Dreams Program Guide

Obviously when I wrote "Shattered Dreams" I had it in mind that it would revolve around divorce, not just a relationship break-up but something a little bit heavier. But actually, the way I think people relate to it is that there are all kinds of shattered dreams that we experience on an individual level or in partnerships or as a people, as a nation, as humanity. We are facing some very serious shattered dreams right now whether that be environmental, or economic, or philosophical even. There are ways that "Shattered Dreams" reaches out and touches people when they are going through difficult times. And in some ways, it's not necessarily a very hopeful song. But I think the energy of the song is still quite bright which makes it an interesting combination. It's kind of opposites of each other, but that is something I tend to do lyrically and musically, having serious subjects with more up-tempo music.[4]

Shattered Dreams Program Guide

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Using the Biblical story of Naomi, Dr. Larry Crabb shows you how to look through life's tragedies to see the lavish blessings God has for you in Shattered Dreams. "Shattered dreams," writes Dr. Larry Crabb, "are never random. They are always a piece in a larger puzzle, a chapter in a larger story. The Holy Spirit uses the pain of shattered dreams to help us discover our desire for God, to help us begin dreaming the highest dream." To help you understand this neglected truth in the deepest and most helpful way, author and counselor Larry Crabb has written a wise, hopeful, honest, and realistic examination of life’s difficulties and tragedies. He wraps these insights around the bold story of Naomi in the Bible’s book of Ruth. As Crabb retells and illuminates this sometimes disturbing and often profoundly touching story, we are shown how God stripped Naomi of happiness in order to prepare her for joy. And we gain an unforgettable picture of how God uses shattered dreams to release better dreams and a more fulfilling life for those He loves. Shattered dreams have the power to change our lives for good. Join Larry Crabb on a life-changing adventure to encounter God in the midst of life’s most difficult times, and learn to live beyond your Shattered Dreams.

Hi Samuel,Thank you so much for this very insightful blog. It came for me at just the right moment. I have been struggling so much with feelings of hurt and pain and overall disgust with my unfaithful husband. A few weeks ago I had some good days where I was starting to see some hope through all the pain, but then the pain and hurt came back and it has been horrible again for me - like the feelings of my second D-day. But listening to your blog today is opening my head and heart to the feelings that I truly want to heal and that perhaps my "relapse" back to the pain was necessary for me to examine and absorb and see that the shattered dreams and horrific pain are serving a purpose - that is, to realize that I do NOT want to live the rest of my life in bitterness and resentment. My unfaithful husband has truly changed and is working very hard to prove his love and full commitment to me and our marriage, and listening to your blog made me realize that I do not want to throw away what could be a very wonderful and loving marriage because of me holding on and clinging to the pain. Thank you, too, for the suggestion of the book, Shattered Dreams; I am going to read it. As you know, Samuel, this is so VERY hard, but your blogs are so extremely helpful and always make me see that if I keep on feeling the victim in all this it is only going to lead to misery and a very bitter life. Thank you again for sharing your very wonderful and truly helpful insights, as they have made all the difference in the world and without them I doubt if my healing would have been successful. But with your blogs I can see and feel things much more clearly and I can't thank you enough.

Samuel,Thank you for another great blog! This is a very timely message for me. I am 3 years post D-day and still struggling with healing, despite extensive counseling (marriage and individual), and self-help guidance. I know much of this relates to a lack of remorse and healing behavior shown by my husband. He had an EA with an employee who still works side-by-side with him each day. (He claims their relationship is purely professional now! Obviously this is a problem for me!) There was talk at his workplace that the 2 were having an affair, secret texts, deception, comparing me to her, even stating he wanted to be married to someone like her, etc. But he doesn't want to split. He says he wants our marriage and is going to marriage counseling but is not open to individual counseling at this time. He admits he "maybe crossed the line" and recognizes that it really hurt me, but he "doesn't think it was that bad." He has only admitted these things while in a counseling session and has failed to apologize to me in a heartfelt way or ask for forgiveness. Counselor #2 thinks he may not be able to apologize to me because he feels so much guilt. I know I made the classic mistakes initially, taking all the blame for our troubled marriage, and trying so hard to become the perfect wife. It took me about a year to wake up! Your blogs have really helped me understand his actions were his choice, not my fault and I deserve to have a healthy, respectful, loving relationship. Unfortunately it just might not work out for us. I also know that I will either get better or bitter. I do not want to become a bitter person.Your words describing how my shattered dreams can really help me become a better person bring me some solace. It would be a shame to waste this dark time....much better to come out a healthier, stronger person. Thanks again for your insight!

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TUSCALOOSA, AL. - In a world of sports idolatry, young athletes often fail to realize their enormous responsibility as role models. As a result, when they are presented with the opportunity to rise to stardom, they are rarely prepared for the temptations that come along with it. Unfortunately, this can lead to an unfortunate pattern of recklessness and criminal behavior that often results in wasted potential and shattered dreams.


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