2021

When Mother’s Day Hurts

Mother's Day. The day when Facebook feeds are full of sweet sentiments directed towards mothers. The day when Instagram is flooded with Mother's Day wishes. The day when text messages are sent in mass proportions honoring mothers. The day when some of us feel the need to hide under a rock. Jesus knows some of… Continue reading When Mother’s Day Hurts

2021

Pray Away Depression?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Wait, what? Does this actually work? As a Christian we often hear from misguided people that if we pray hard enough Jesus will heal our depression and mental health challenges. In essence, we're told that if we are still struggling, we either don't believe or aren't praying hard enough. This… Continue reading Pray Away Depression?

2021

Mental Health Awareness Month: How YOU Can Help

As someone who confronts mental health challenges everyday, this is a topic near and dear to my heart. And now it's May, so we all get the opportunity to learn and grow our understanding of how important mental health awareness truly is. If you've been reading or following us for any length of time, you… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month: How YOU Can Help

2021

Trauma Reactions and Jesus

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com I love Jesus. I am fully devoted to Him, and yet I still struggle with the blame game. As people in my life hurt us, or we struggle with trauma reactions, we find ourselves questioning everything we believed to be fact, including Jesus' love. Is this fair? Probably not,… Continue reading Trauma Reactions and Jesus

2021

When Old Patterns of Behavior No Longer Serve You

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com In therapy we are working through current thought processes and where they came from. What we are finding is that a lot of our current thought processes were once very necessary and important for survival. Not necessarily physical survival, but emotional survival. They kept us on our toes and… Continue reading When Old Patterns of Behavior No Longer Serve You

2021

Be Still

This morning as I was reading my daily Bible devotions on YouVersion I came across a thought. Maybe even a cluster of thoughts. In one of the devotionals they cited Exodus 14:14 "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." For as long as I can remember I always thought that… Continue reading Be Still

2021, DID, dissociation, dissociative identity disorder, Processing

Wandering in Darkness

Tonight at our Celebrate Recovery meeting the speaker read a devotional in which the author was discussing being stuck in the dark void. The dark void, a place we've been wandering in for months now. In the piece the author mentioned people coming into the void to be with him/her. In that moment I thought… Continue reading Wandering in Darkness