Getting My Grief Unstuck

The solution in getting unstuck from our grief is attending meetings, seeing a counselor, and giving ourselves permission to let go. The willingness to allow ourselves to be vulnerable lessens our need to resist and lower those defenses. It is difficult in the beginning. And when we willingly allow ourselves to be vulnerable, keep ourselves in a community and fellowship of others, we begin to grow in trust with God, ourselves, and others around us.

11 Permanent Emotional Scars Men of Dysfunctional Families carry with them

I recently came across an article entitled: 11 thoughts that the daughters of unloving mothers carry with them. This article happened to show up in my Facebook news feed. Curious, I read through the brief article and became fascinated with the quick breakdown of symptoms and prescription related to these thoughts. As important this is…

‘I Don’t Know Who I Am’: Establishing Your Sense of Self

Those who do not grow up in a healthy environment—perhaps one scarred by emotional or physical abuse, neglect, or over-parenting—may not develop a sense of self in the same way. Their identities may have been minimally acknowledged, if at all. When feelings and thoughts are ignored in childhood, children may grow up not recognizing that they have their…

Full of strength and wisdom

A wise man is full of strength,     and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war,     and in abundance of counselors there is victory. ~ Proverbs 24:5-6, ESV ~ What war are you waging in an attempt to claim victory? In our culture, we have this conversation about toxic masculinity along…

The Power of Healthy Relationships

A codependent focuses on others and their problems to such an extent that the codependent’s life is often adversely affected.  ~ The Red Book, Adult Children of Alcoholics, pp. 6-7 ~ We have seen and felt the sting of unpleasant power of unhealthy and toxic relationships. When we take upon ourselves the burden and responsibility…