Guarding our hearts against temptation is not just something we should strive for before the day we finally get to say "I do". Temptations to sin and compromise can continue into marriage, and as women we need to be aware and on guard. In today's conversation, Barb speaks with author Sarah Wells about two tough seasons in her marriage when she was tempted to stray away from keeping her vows, and how we can all resist our own temptations to sin whether physically, emotionally, or mentally.
Whether you are in a season of wrestling right now or not, this honest and vulnerable conversation can equip you to protect your heart and your marriage.
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American Honey: A Field Guide to Resisting Temptation
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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
In addition to the memoir American Honey, Sarah M. Wells is the author of The Family Bible Devotional Volume 2: Stories from the Gospels to Help Kids and Parents Love God and Love Others, and The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture.
She is also the author of two collections of poems, Between the Heron and the Moss and Pruning Burning Bushes; a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award; and a novella-length essay, The Valley of Achor, available on Kindle. Poems and essays by Wells have appeared in Ascent, Brevity, Full Grown People, Hippocampus Review, The Pinch, River Teeth, Rock & Sling, Under the Gum Tree, Terrain.org and elsewhere.
Sarah’s work has been honored with four Pushcart Prize nominations, and six of her essays have been listed as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays. She is a 2018 recipient of an Ohio Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Sarah earned her BA in Creative Writing and MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Ashland University. Sarah is a regular contributor to Root & Vine News and God Hears Her, a blog for women, from Our Daily Bread, and writes marketing content for Spire Advertising. She resides in Ashland, Ohio with her husband, Brandon, and their four children, Lydia, Elvis, Henry, and Izzy (their Westie).