Sarah Markley
About the Author

I'm the mother of two little girls, the wife of an amazing husband who'd rather play the guitar than anything else and I love to write. I spend my weekends watching my daughters ride horses and play soccer. I blog daily and my greatest wish is to see women healed...

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
& you will too!
Find more at
(in)side DaySpring:
things we love
& you will too!
Find more at
Recent Posts

Reader Interactions


  1. This blog is really nice. Being from the same background, I must say that you explored the truth. It provides the real information that one may be searching for. Thanks for bringing up such a nice post. You have concluded in an unbiased & fair way by presenting the facts. Keep it up.

  2. Thank you for sharing your story. I’m including it in my Saturday Shout Outs if you don’t mind. Hopefully, your message will reach those who need to hear it.

  3. Thank you for sharing such motivating and hard to hear words. In this day and age it is rare to find someone who wants to be “told what to do”. After all, we are free…free Americans, free in Christ, etc. To hear the words “You may need to give something up to accomplish victory over sin” is not popular or common for that matter. Oftentimes we don’t want to “get involved” because something is “none of our concern”. How unloving and unchristian. NOT that I am advocating getting into our friends business on a nosy, condemning way! there is a fine line. But scripture shows up that bearing one anothers burdens is our responsibility and what larger burden is there than being weighed down by habitual sin? it’s easier to being a sack of groceries or offer to watch the kids for a few hours than to encourage someone to possibly evaluate their spending habits or spend less time away from the house. Does that make sense? Some of the greatest revelations in my own life came when dear, dear friends came to me and encouraged me to re-evaluate a particular “issue” I may have had–gossip, unkindness towards my husband, anger, etc. Well, this was something I DID need to hear as well. I have so many areas that need addressing, I get over whelmed and end up doing nothing about any of them. A proper plan of attack is way more appropriate. He promises if I seek wisdom, He will give it… Thanks again!

  4. This blog hits home for me… In a good way… makes me realize how bad do I want things to change in my life.

  5. Thanks Sarah for this message- it’s so true. Commitment=Results- and if you aren’t overcoming the addiction/sin/goal that you want, you have to up your commitment level by figuring out how committed you really are- and if you aren’t 100%, then finding a way to get there (Even if it’s uncomfortable- like getting rid of your computer!). Thank you for the reminder- I needed this today.

  6. I really like the point of this post… but one thing is bothering me: A bullet, really? I mean, I guess that makes a dramatic point, but he could have sold the computer and iPhone on eBay and put the money toward a nice couples getaway weekend to rekindle his marriage.

  7. As a result of reading this post…and then typing out a response, I was moved to take initiative towards reconciling with someone I have been on the outs with. It is always hard to hear words of criticism but when they’re right, they’re right. I must be willing to take responsibility where it lies and even if the other parties might not do the same, one has do to what is right, not what is easy. Thanks one more time!

  8. true. true. absolutely true. thank you.
    amy in peru
    PS. I think it is perfectly adorable how everything in this comment rhymed until now.