This week has been a tough one. I've struggled with even writing this one out. I don't want to seem insensitive or to come off like what I'm dealing with is any greater than someone else's current situation. But here goes nothing. I haven't updated recently on our fostering journey. We moved unexpectedly a month… Continue reading A Burning Heart with an Empty Cup
Today I sat on the ground of a concrete carport and tried my best to console a friend who was hurting. I got a phone call and immediately jumped to run to her side, thinking I had everything she needed to feel better. I thought I knew the words to say to help her to… Continue reading Breaking the Bondage of Codependency
National Sexual Abuse Hotline 1 800-656-4673 13: *Male victim* I was around 5 when it started, you told me it was a game. When I started asking more questions, you said I’d get in trouble if I told anyone. As I got older, you told me if it feels good so what? I couldn’t tell… Continue reading Part 3: The Victim’s Voice
National Sexual Abuse Hotline: 1 800-656-4673 Continuing to let these survivors tell their stories. As they flood into my inbox I am just so furious. At one point yesterday I vomited after reading one of the stories I'm sharing. THESE ARE YOUR DAUGHTERS. YOUR SONS. YOUR HUSBANDS. YOUR FRIENDS. One of the perpetrators is a… Continue reading Part 2: The Victim’s Voice
TRIGGER WARNING National sexual assault hotline: 1 800-656-4673 I'm dedicating this post, and a few others to the stories of survivors of sexual assault. I've had numerous people reach out to me after a post I made on my social media (I'll attach that as well). They have been brave enough and taken a step… Continue reading Part 1: The Victim’s Voice
I've shared a little bit about my experience with narcissism and gaslighting on my social media accounts, but I've never dove deep into the conversation and I'm feeling froggy. I am not a professional but I have definitely dealt with my fair share of being on the receiving end of this tactic. During my husband's… Continue reading Gaslighting: A Narcissist’s Favorite Tool
I don't really know why this has been so heavy on my heart to share, but I'm assuming there is someone out there who needs to hear it. So here goes nothing... I have a friend who is going through a divorce. I don't know all the details but I know that she decided to… Continue reading Marriage: Should I stay or should I go?
If you follow us on Facebook, you know we are in the process of becoming foster parents. I haven't really elaborated on that, but I've been feeling led to recently. I've had several people, even very close friends and family, comment about how our decision seemed to be made on a whim. When you're so… Continue reading Following your Calling
I cried myself to sleep last night. After my last post, I already had a pit in my stomach. I hate to ruffle feathers. I hate feeling like I may have made someone else feel bad. Then I had to have a discussion about it and couldn't stop the tears. Not because the other person… Continue reading Learning to lean on something greater
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