What is victim blaming, exactly? At first glance, it sounds like a straightforward concept. Someone is blaming the victim. This was a theoretical question for… Read More »What is victim blaming? 3 things you need to know in 2023
For the Broken and By the Broken
Somedays, it feels like I’m living in a broken world, surrounded by broken people, and all I want to do is be a little less broken today than I was yesterday.
And like you, there are days I ask myself, can the broken be made whole? Is it possible to find a place of safety and refuge for the broken? Is it possible to restore the health of the exhausted caregiver? I believe the answer is yes to these questions, but how do we accomplish this?
I’ve experienced my fair share of church hurts, most resolved peacefully. But some did not and still affect my current relationships. (I am less trusting… Read More »20 painful mistakes I’ve made in response to Church hurts
The topic of mental health and faith-based therapy is finally being discussed openly in the Church after years of silence on this issue. People are… Read More »7 best questions to ask when looking for faith-based therapy.
We instinctively know that we need to talk about trauma. So, we turn to our friends, family, and social circles for support when bad things… Read More »Why are we so hesitant to talk about trauma as a nation?
Recently, I went through a difficult season in my Bible reading routine. What used to energize me now left me weary. The peace I had… Read More »BIBLE READING TIPS: 5 WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR ROUTINE FOR BETTER RESULTS.
I’ve spent years looking for resources for church leaders involved in care ministries that addressed trauma, abuse, and mental illness. But unfortunately, the silence on… Read More »RESOURCES FOR CHURCH LEADERS: 13 VOICES TO FOLLOW IN CARE MINISTRIES
Singles Ministry. These two words can strike fear into the heart of many ministers and congregations in America. Ask your local Church to describe what the… Read More »Singles ministry errors: 3 ways the church has caused unintentional harm
As a care minister, I have spent most of my adult life working with people who need physical and emotional healing. I have spent countless… Read More »8 epic truths that physical wounds can show us about emotional healing.
Do you know the difference between a sexual assault survivor and sexual abuse survivor? These two terms have been in the news prominently in the… Read More »SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR 101: what you need to know
You may feel like love is broken beyond repair. But what is broken can be restored. The remedy for your broken heart is a heart that is broken for yours.
I found some powerful and surprising insights from my involvement in sexual abuse support groups. I had assumed that Sexual Abuse Support Groups would typically… Read More »Powerful Insights found in My Sexual Abuse Support Groups.
What is Church Hurt? It is the emotional, spiritual, and physical harm caused by a church to others, regardless of intent. This harm could result from… Read More »What is church hurt? help in loving, not harming the wounded
When you feel broken, you must remember these truths. These truths will remind you that the cure for brokenness is often found in doing good to others.