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What Voices Are You Listening To?

What Voices Are You Listening To?

What do you hear about yourself when you listen to your inner voice? Do you hear how wonderful, smart and strong you are? Or, do you hear a negative voice, one that says you are lazy, fat and stupid? Maybe…

What Makes a Relationship Healthy?

What Makes a Relationship Healthy?

I often talk about dysfunctional relationships. Today, I would like to look at what makes a healthy relationship. I have experienced both. My first marriage was sad. It was characterized by selfishness, control, invalidation and abuse. My second marriage is…

A Garment of Praise

A Garment of Praise

Last year I shared a new method I learned of studying the Bible. I read a chapter of the Bible and write down everything that speaks to me. Then, I look at what I’ve written and discern what I think God…

Don’t Try to Diagnose Your Abuser

Don’t Try to Diagnose Your Abuser

Today I would like to ask those of you in abusive relationships a question: Do you try to diagnose your abusive partners?  I have worked with many people in abusive relationships who spend a lot of time wondering if their…

Feeling Amazing!

Feeling Amazing!

In September of 2016 I wrote a blog describing my slow journey to health. In that blog, I talked about all the physical symptoms I had after my abuse, like depression, anxiety, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), IC (interstitial cystitis) – which…