Sarah Mae
About the Author

Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus. A blogger, author, and co-author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, she’s currently writing The Complicated Heart, a book for broken-hearted lovers of Jesus. Learn more at @thecomplicatedheart on Instagram or...

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  1. What a God-thing that this was posted tonight as I spend time mentally wrangling with the outpouring of “core lies” that someone else believes… lies that are affecting a great many relationships (I want to go into so much detail here, but it’s too much to process). I’ve downloaded the ebook and plan to read it tomorrow. Thank you!

  2. Thank you so much for this post. It came at the perfect time! I’m ready to weed out some roots that have grown deep. Thanks!

  3. How cool is it that I remember when you were asking for votes on the cover!! I’m glad that this one won.

    Thank you for this eBook! Looking forward to reading it!

    Much love,

  4. So true. “Lies make us slaves.” Yes mam they do – to fear. To anger. To depression. To anxiety. To neediness. To bitterness. Etc.

    But then there’s Jesus.

    Such a good message. Sounds like a wonderful (and much needed) book. Can’t wait to read it 🙂

    May you be blessed this weekend!

    – Kate

  5. Would love to order this book for my son in prison… Where do I do so?

  6. Sarah Mae,

    Well, I’ve totally missed you were working on this but I also love this cover! (Who designed it? I’d love to pass along my encouragement to them, too.)

    Because I missed this, maybe you’ve already referred to it, but Nancy Leigh DeMoss’s book “Lies Women Believe” came immediately to mind when I started reading your post. I wonder which similar conclusions you draw, and where you unpeel different lies we believe.

    Isn’t it so much easier to believe the lies? s i g h

    So proud of you for working on this; I think it will speak to the heart of MANY!!


    • Robin, yes, a lot of people say that until they read it. Nancy defines specific lies. Core lies is about identifying very personal lies, ones that you as an individual with your own history and wounds come to know, most of the time without even knowing it.

      Joy from Five J’s designed it – she is amazing! 🙂

      • Glad to know that subtle but crucial distinction :). I’m sure others might raise the same question, so GLAD you explained here!! Will have to check out Joy, too…once again, it’s perfect imagery for what you’re communicating.

  7. This is very timely, Sarah Mae! I just submitted a piece to Deeper Story last night about being surprised by lies and insecurities I thought I’d already dealt with. I’ve read Nancy Leigh DeMoss’s book and found it helpful but didn’t really get to the core of my issues. From your comments with Robin, I’m thinking that Core Lies will help me expose truth on the areas that need it.

  8. This is so important…and another confirming whisper from the Holy Spirit…

    I’ve spent too many months spiraling down into the deceptively-beautiful pool of fear and self-pity. Suspicion. Anger. Worry. Expecting the worst. Speaking the negative.

    Time to read,
    BELIEVE His Truth.

    Lord, help me!

  9. I get so excited every time I see a post by you. I just know what I am about to read is full of spiritual depth, truth, and an abundance of love for us gals who have walked in the same dark places. I love what you share – it gives me so much hope that someday I can also heal and recover from my past. You are truly an inspiration!! I am looking forward to sitting down with my cup of joe (I LOVE coffee too!) and reading Core Lies. Thank you again for sharing!!