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?