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Relationships: Worth the Trouble? - Daily Treasure - May 11

  • 2021 May 11

What She Said! Part 1: Relationships: Worth the Trouble?

By Sharon W. Betters


For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. -Ephesians 2:10

Dear Friends,

Ellen Dykas joins us this week as a guest writer for our special series, What She Said! No doubt many of you are familiar with Ellen but for those who aren’t, you are in for a real treat!

I am drawn to Ellen for many reasons, but at the top of my list is she shares powerful truths sheathed in kindness and love. Her writing is conversational. She pulls in the reader so that you feel as though you’re sharing a cup of iced tea on a back porch while contemplating deep spiritual challenges and questions.

This week Ellen calls attention to Relationships and Desires: A Gift and a Trial. She challenges readers with questions:

  • What leads to disappointments in our relationships?
  • Are your desires and expectations off track from the Gospel?
  • Is it possible that this person is oblivious or unable to love you as you desire?
  • Is God stepping in-between you and this person?

 Every one of us struggles with relationships. Ellen helps us understand why the struggle is so hard and why it’s important to pursue God’s view of community.

Ellen has served as Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Harvest USA. Before that, she served as a missionary and member of the missions’ staff at her church in St. Louis. Ellen’s love for God’s Word and coming alongside women in their spiritual journey shines in her speaking and writing ministry. 

You’re going to love Ellen’s writing! I guarantee it!

Treasured by Him,



Sharon W. Betters is author of Treasures of Encouragement, Treasures in Darkness, and co-author of Treasures of Faith. She is Director of Resource Development and co-founder of MARKINC.org, a nonprofit organization that offers help and hope to hurting people. Sharon enjoys quality time with her husband, children, and fourteen grandchildren.

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