Reflections on the Journey

A Mother’s Blessing

A Mother’s Blessing

Many of us have had difficult relationships with our moms. Perhaps they were narcissistic, and treated us like a queen one day and like a beggar the next. Perhaps they abused us, or ignored us. Perhaps they did not give…

Do You Have A Father Wound?

Do You Have A Father Wound?

Do you have a father wound? Many of us do. Perhaps your father was verbally, emotionally or even physically abusive to you and/or your mom. Maybe he was an adulterer or abused drugs and alcohol. Maybe he sexually molested you….

Don’t Hide Your True Self

Don’t Hide Your True Self

We all want people to think well of us. Do you find yourself hiding your past, (even your present) from others? Why do we do this? Maybe we think we aren’t good enough. Maybe we are ashamed of some of…

Are You Being Abused?

Are You Being Abused?

One of the most difficult things about domestic violence (DV) is that we often don’t know if we are experiencing it. Abusers are wily and manipulative, and often act like the victim. They blame their victims for their actions, or…

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…

Let’s Be Real

Let’s Be Real

Emotional healing is hard. We are often in the dark about why we do the things we do. For example, why do we leave one abusive relationship, and land in another? Why is our job never good enough? We leave…

Where Was God During Your Tragedy?

Where Was God During Your Tragedy?

Last week, I asked the question, “If God is loving, why is the world so evil?” For those of us who have suffered greatly, we may be asking God more personal questions, such as: “Why did you allow this to happen…