Today’s guest post is from a licensed therapist and author, Lisa Murray. She shares three strategies you can use to turn your shame-story into healing. What is your story? We all have one. You know, the story that contains the good, the bad, the ugly of our...
Please note. The examples shared here, of ways we use God to deny God at work, which include phrases we say and scriptures we use, indicate possible obstacles to a cultivated life. They may also be used in well-intentioned helpful and healing ways. Truth is always...
It started in the garden. This need to know. How things will work out. Why this happened. What to do next. And how others should live. It stunts our ability to grow. I’m not talking about knowing God intimately at a heart level, but trying to know about God...
A friend posted her frustrations on Facebook. I grimaced as replies quickly dismissed her experience. Feelings and thoughts invalidated by cliches and hyper-spirituality. Yes, hyper-spirituality is a thing and it’s costly to Christians who want to live well....
Today’s post is a revised excerpt from my friend Michelle DeRusha’s, new book, “True You: Let Go of Your False Self to Uncover the Person God Created”. I love Michell’s combination of personal insight as well as science, as seen in this...
Ever find yourself struggling through life’s challenges? Maybe you’re tired and weary. Maybe fears and doubts threaten your ability to live well as a Christian.
I believe God has more peace, joy, and freedom than many of us come to know. I want this for us.
I also believe God is bigger and better than any of us can ever know. I want us to see more of Him daily.
Here we’ll journey through areas of emotional health, soul care, and spiritual growth in order to cultivate a life-well lived and a soul well-nourished. Not a perfect life, but a life reliant on the One who is perfect.
While it may not be easy, it’s worth it.
**NOTE: I am not a licensed therapist or clinician. Any advice given on this site is strictly my observations and insights based on personal experiences and study. It should in no way take the place of professional assistance.
First monthly chat for Connected Church Care is next Tuesday. Gathering with leaders (pastors, ministry leaders, counselors, etc.) to discuss ways we can improve care within the church that fosters deeper connections and emotional/spiritual health.
Phrases that cover up and enable further abuse...
“Let God deal with...”
“Your anger is a sign of unforgiveness.”
“(Abuser) is sorry. It’s time to forgive.”
“Trust that God sees.” (Without action to protect)
Please don't focus on telling a victim to forgive & just let God deal with the other person. Help them learn how to not allow further harm. Help them receive love through you.
Yes, vengeance is not ours. But growth is. Too often the focus weighs the victim without strengthening.
This new song by Alanis Morisseette is amazing! Here's to all the mamas/papas wanting to help their children live well.
I hear God's heart for us in this song. Lost source of life in garden, gaining His light in/through us 2day.
A friend of mine has come forward with her story of sexual abuse at the hands of a girl's wrestling coach. Would you share some words of encouragement for her that I can pass on? I am proud of her bravery, and some of you know how hard this is. phoenixnewtimes.com/news/arca…
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