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Let Yourself Grieve What Was Lost

“The abused child has much to mourn. She grieves the loss of the family she would have wanted, and the safe, warm love that family is supposed to represent. She grieves lost hopes, lost safety, lost innocence. She grieves her childhood. And she grieves the view of the world as a safe place.” “Secret Survivors” by E. Sue Blume This quote is so powerful to me. So many verbal, emotional, and/or sexual abuse survivors have […]

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Approval of Others

I had my blog written on overcoming the need to have the approval of others and how the Word speaks to it. I started writing it THREE days ago and here I sit the day before, rewriting the whole thing, because I realized I cared too much about what you, my reader, would think. Things like this ran through my mind: Is what I am writing a good topic? Will anyone follow my logic? What […]

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Good Enough?

Every day many of us wake up with that niggling feeling that we are really not good enough or don’t measure up to OTHERS standards for us. Sometimes we don’t measure up to our OWN standards. It follows us through our day and makes us think we must try harder or look for something else or something more to change this status. If that isn’t enough, this stream of thought runs over into what we […]

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