I remembering telling someone once to stop saying sorry to me because they didn’t mean it. And I was tired of hearing it every day.
That simple, childhood realization was the first time I remember distinguishing between an apology and a repentant heart. I didn’t know what to call it. I just knew I was being lied to. Continue reading “When Sorry Isn’t Enough: A Christian’s Response”
1. Because emotional abuse targets your soul and your personhood and your value. 2. Because emotional abuse hides in plain sight: there are no bruises. 3. Because the PURPOSE of emotional abuse is to inflict SHAME. And shame is often … Continue reading 9 Reasons Why Emotional Abuse Is Designed to Crush You
Deep breath. I see you. I see the hurt and the scars and the longing for wholeness. I see those tears and all those nights you spent with something cold and metal against your skin hoping that any sort of … Continue reading How to Treat Abusers With Love And Honor Even When They Don’t Change
Every single good and worthy thing I have ever done has been preceded by fear. A lot of fear. Fear is a tool used by Satan to debilitate. It is his last ditch defense against God’s will for us, against … Continue reading Fear is the Final Defense Tactic Against God’s Goodness
The past year has been a journey toward Living Well and of learning firsthand that emotional healing doesn’t always come easily.
Sometimes, the people who are supposed to love us most, end up causing us indescribable pain and repeated heartache. Continue reading “12 Things That Happen When You Stop Trying to Please Toxic People”
No matter your story, no matter the type of abuse or level of abuse you might have endured, all sin wounds. And simply because all sin wounds, there is grief in the world. Here it is: the truth about pain: … Continue reading From Victim to Healed: The Journey of Lament