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Do You Experience Toxic Shame?

Do You Experience Toxic Shame?

Do you struggle with feeling shame? Many of us do. Sometimes we are taught to feel shame by our parents, or at a childhood church. But often, our abusers plant a feeling of shame in our hearts. How is this…

Why Do I Treat Myself Poorly?

Why Do I Treat Myself Poorly?

I recently began gaining weight for the first time in years. Exercise and dieting did nothing to help. I was not sure what to do next. I decided to contact my naturopath Cheryl Townsley. Cheryl is an amazing Christian woman…

Save Marriage at all Costs? Really?

Save Marriage at all Costs? Really?

I have been a domestic violence advocate for seven years, an author and blogger for six. During that time, I cannot count how many domestic violence victims I have spoken to who were counseled by their church leaders (pastors) to…

Why Do I Feel I Must Be Perfect?

Why Do I Feel I Must Be Perfect?

I am currently working toward getting a master’s degree in Counseling Ministries. As part of that degree, I have to do a semester interning as a chaplain in a hospital. I had no idea what I was getting myself into…

How Do YOU View God?

How Do YOU View God?

I have been reading a really interesting book for my master’s program. It is called With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God. The author, Skye Jethani talks about the four postures people typically take when relating to God. The following describes…

Do Christian Abuse Victims Have Rights?

Do Christian Abuse Victims Have Rights?

Have you ever heard someone say, “Christians should surrender their rights?” Does the Bible really teach that? How can this idea be used to keep a domestic violence victim in bondage? The following was shared by Leslie Vernick as a guest blog…