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. Sarah Mae,
    First, congratulations on your book release. I know you will help MANY people who are dealing with difficult or troubled relationships. Thank you for having an open, honest, and vulnerable heart that wants to bless others with lessons learned from the troubled path you’ve walked holding God’s hand. I grew up in a home where my parents rarely showed their emotions and I am the quintessential HSP (Highly Sensitive Person). I thought that God must have made a terrible mistake when He made me because I felt my emotions is such a BIG way. What God has shown me over many years, is that sharing in others emotions, be they joy or grief, is a gift to be shared. Children do this very naturally – like your daughter sharing in your grief. What a strong message from God. I wholeheartedly agree that we need not over burden tender hearts, but teaching your children that it’s okay to express the emotions that God has given them/us is revealing Christ’s character in us. Jesus wept. He grieved with grieving friends. How better to exemplify the many facets of Jesus, than to share ALL the emotions we feel and talk openly with our children that they might embrace their humanness and see their need for The Comforter. Awesome post!
    Bev xx

  2. Sara Mae,

    Happy that your new book is out. I know many many women will benefit from your stories. Thank you for being so open & honest about your troubled past & how God has redeemed it. Like Bev I am a HSP. I wear my emotions on my sleeve. It is important to share/express emotions with others. Let them know how you are feeling & why. Children especially need to know it is ok to show their emotions. They need to let out their feeling also. Hiding or stuffing our emotions makes matters worse. Eventually they will come out & often times in a bad time or way. Children need to understand that life isn’t always happy & joyful. There are pains & griefs we bear. Often times youngsters can sense sadness & come over give a needed hug or just sit with you & cry. Go ahead & cry over the death of a loved one. Grieve all your losses.

    Blessings 🙂

  3. “This is the gift of grief: healing comfort is experienced through the tender intimacy of shared vulnerability.” Yes, friend. So beautifully said. I have experienced the surprising gift of letting my kids into my grief and sorrow too. Their tenderness and compassion always surprise me. God is so good to meet us in the places we need Him.

  4. Hey I been searching for the in courage bible but no luck locally. My favorite verse is psalms 119:15 I will meditate on your precepts, and contemplate your ways.

    Sometimes I just have to think of his goodness and mercy he has shown me in my life. My life was turned upside down when I lost my mom. She was my everything we were bestfriends, we were sisters and she was my rock when I didn’t know what to do in life. But God gave me strength to pick up the broken pieces when I started bible journaling.

  5. Thank you so much for all that you do. Your really encouraging and thank you for sharing your daily life with us!

  6. Be strong and courageous do not be afraid or terrified because of them for the Lord your God goes with you he will never leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

  7. In all the brokenness of this world this scripture makes me feel whole…and very loved.
    The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
    Zephaniah 3:17
    Alleluia! Alleluia!