Holding on to bitterness and anger leads to sickness.
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?
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
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
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
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
"Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer." Mary Baker Eddy We are struggling. Struggling in a way we haven't in many years. There's feelings of shame, guilt, regret, betrayal, hurt, and just overall massive amounts of pain and darkness. There are only 4 reasons to keep… Continue reading When Prayer Doesn’t Feel Like Enough
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
How to Journal Through Depression Get a journal of some type (online, offline, notebook, bound book, app, etc) Write There. Simple. Actually, it's not so simple. If it were that simple, we'd all feel much better already. Am I right? So the question becomes how do we journal through our depression? It's a question I… Continue reading How to Journal Through Depression
Migraines in Systems? I'm not even sure where to start. When a migraine takes hold, it is sort of like hell is descending down upon us. The aura starts, which is surprisingly similar to what the picture is trying to show. We get the silver, blue, and purple sparkles flickering around and the colors swerving… Continue reading Migraines… the Root of All Evil