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
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Today I decided to google "multiple personalities and the church" as well as "dissociative identity disorder and the church". What I read there, while mostly articles 10+ years old, was truly disturbing. Most of the articles, spanning many different denominations, were of the opinion that D.I.D is actually demon possession… Continue reading Dissociative Identity Disorder and the Church
The journey begins. We have met someone. Someone who accepts us and is working on understanding dissociative identity disorder. Let's be real. It is a lot to ask of anyone. Charming* is no stranger to mental health challenges. He is not scared away by a trauma background. He has his own challenges in that area,… Continue reading Dating with Dissociative Identity Disorder
Is fitting in really the goal we want to achieve?
It's been over a year now since we crash landed into Celebrate Recovery and our path in the Lord. Being entirely real here, some of us figured it was yet another phase we were going through and would eventually get bored with it. That has turned out not to be the case. This is a… Continue reading Following our Path #followingourpath
Now, between Exodus 14:14 and Psalm 46:10, hopefully we can all start to remember that we need only be still.
So the last 4 months have been complete radio silence. We go through those cycles, unfortunately. Somewhere along the line one of us decides that we're wasting everyone's time by writing things they read when they have much better things to do. Isn't that nice of us, to decide that for people we mostly don't… Continue reading 5 Things We’ve Learned in the last 4 months: Jumping back in
Yes, you read that right. With bananas. Bananas are okay. I wouldn't call them my favorite fruit or anything, but I like them alright. I will eat them if they are available without a problem. We usually have bananas in the house. For some reason, we didn't get them all eaten this week and several… Continue reading Tackling Learned Helplessness – With Bananas
1.) Red Robin will soon be going strawless, as was proclaimed by a large button pin on our server's chest yesterday. We will have to bring our own straws if we intend to use a straw at Red Robin. Our server said he has friends who carry around metal straws when they go out to… Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week
Feeling feelings is not always fun or easy. Trust me, this much I know well. It's so much easier in the short run to stuff them, ignore them, dissociate away from them. It's easier to deny the feelings and pretend we've processed them. It's something we do very well. And something that Mama never fails… Continue reading Feeling Feelings: Allowing the Emotions