Maybe if I had hundreds of scars all over my legs – one for each unresolved conflict representing each time I was emotionally cut, I could visually prove that I was a real person with real feelings, and my life meant something. I wasn’t a nobody who felt nothing; who could be treated like a non-person without consequence.
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I’ve found that when I am in a bad place, emotionally, and I just want to curl up into a ball and, well, bawl…I am not so interested in opening up God’s Word. I struggle with doubt. What good will it do anyway? What if I am disappointed, and God doesn’t meet me? I couldn’t bear that rejection right now. Better to ignore Him and avoid the crushing pain of being ignored by Him.
Some people think God only speaks to women through their husbands or spiritual leaders. That’s not what God says.
There are lies being lived out and covered up in many Christian homes, and conservative churches actually promote the lies and help keep them hidden.
Let’s talk about the most important red flags to look for in a new relationship.
“I’ve tried having mutual conversations with my spouse, but we never get anywhere. He’s always right. My opinions matter little to him. He tends to dismiss and minimize any of my concerns. Every attempt on my part to engage in a meeting of the minds is met with either hostility or laughter. I often leave conversations feeling guilty. Like I did something wrong to even bring up an issue. I often feel confused and stuck. What do I do?”
Let’s talk about that.