I happened to marry a guy who had a childhood completely free of abuse. When we were dating, I began sharing my story with him and I watched him look at me in shock. Beautifully, even though we had such different childhood experiences, we both wanted the same things out of life, agreed on howContinue reading “Learning To Be Loved After Childhood Trauma”
Author Archives: Alicia Dean
For The Christian Who STILL Wrestles With Mental Illness.
You would NEVER look at a first responder with a limp or a missing limb or a wound and think “you have no value, you shouldn’t be here.” Yet we are walking with invisible wounds, living inside them everyday, and we tell ourselves the most horrible things.
Human Trafficking Is Closer & More Prolific Than We Realize
A woman sits in her living room, comfortably chatting with new friends from church. Over cups of decaf and cookies, and between the sounds of their children playing tag outside, they chat about music, homeschooling, and their favorite movies and books. “My friend is writing a book right now. It’s about human trafficking. I justContinue reading “Human Trafficking Is Closer & More Prolific Than We Realize”
A Different Christian Perspective on Redeeming Love…
*Trigger Warning – this book discusses child sexual abuse, human trafficking, and adult sexual behavior. We also discuss these topics in this post. I’m a bit late to this conversation. I know. Conservative Christian influencers have been discussing this book for weeks, ever since the movie was released. After hearing the movie had a decentContinue reading “A Different Christian Perspective on Redeeming Love…”
People Are Usually Fine With Boundaries…As Long As They’re Temporary And You Don’t Actually Mean It.
Let’s get right to it. Even in the most dysfunctional families…those families where the cops get called to every gathering…family members generally accept boundaries, so long as they’re temporary, and don’t last longer than what the group deems acceptable. Your brother might punch you in the face and you might not talk to him forContinue reading “People Are Usually Fine With Boundaries…As Long As They’re Temporary And You Don’t Actually Mean It.”
Forced Vaccination for All: Freedom vs. Coercion
We keep being told we have a choice. We keep hearing that word…”choice”, but I don’t think it means what the MSM thinks it means. Taking away someone’s freedoms over and over until they comply is NOT choice. It is, in fact, the opposite of choice. We’ve been told we “need to reach herd immunity”Continue reading “Forced Vaccination for All: Freedom vs. Coercion”
Biblical Authority. Government. And a Christian’s Duty?
Read Romans 13 and it seems pretty clear: Christ followers ought to obey and honor the government, including paying taxes. In fact, Jesus himself tells people to pay taxes and respect authority. Seems pretty straightforward. Except for Miriam, Esther, David, Johnathan, Jael, Jonah, Joshua, Caleb, Rahab, Samson, Jesus, all the disciples and Paul himself…who wroteContinue reading “Biblical Authority. Government. And a Christian’s Duty?”
The Stories We Tell & The People Who Wound Us
I’m very careful about the stories I tell here. Primarily, because I know that sharing my stories will harm people I love dearly. I stick to generalities. Don’t give names. Rarely even refer to specific people. NEVER give descriptions.
10 Things Healthy People Do When They Love A Toxic Person
I could probably write an entire chapter as an intro to the blog post, but I won’t. Everyone has difficult people in their lives. And if you haven’t yet, you certainly will. Unfortunately, toxic people are easy to find, although they don’t always come off as toxic at first.
What If We Loved Our Children So Much It Changed The World
I know this in my bones: It’s easy when you grow up a certain way to declare that NEVER will your children suffer the same tragedies. And maybe they won’t. But they will suffer.