I just have to share this. It is definitely a change from my usual blog postings, but I just had to address it. I so wish I would have had some of this insight twenty years ago.
And for those of you husbands who might be reading, if you have any love at all for your wife, please read on.
For years, my husband has loved me through a roller coaster of hormones that may have sent a lesser man packing. For some reason, this girl has had issues regarding estrogen and progesterone and their wild, wild ride that most times hasn’t seemed quite fair.
I listened to these messages this morning and cried. It is so important to relate and know that someone understands. Maybe most importantly that it is not my imagination.
PMS is truly a physical issue that is used as a spiritual battleground. We cannot afford to take it lightly and dismiss it. Especially when it is such a real and relevant issue, or maybe it would be better described as a clear and present danger. :o)
Please, take the time to listen to this. There are two messages available, and both are amazing. They are also on iTunes as a podcast titled “The Hormone Swing.” It will change the way you think.
If you’ve struggled in this area and can relate please comment here on the blog. I’m thinking this might be a topic worth discussing further…
A poem by the author of the book I’m reading called, “Jump off the Hormone Swing,” Lorraine Pintus:
The Crowd that is Me
Within this body live many women
There’s one that is holy, and one that is sinnin’.
One woman sings loudly with lots of praises
Another spreads fear for the rage that she raises.
One wife is gracious, selfless and kind
Another is toxic and out of her mind.
One mother is gracious and stunningly wise
Another is foolish even in her own eyes.
The woman that emerges depends on one thing
The nature of her hormones and the height of her swing.