Posts Tagged "Depression/Anxiety"

What Lies Do You Believe?

What Lies Do You Believe?

Many of us unconsciously believe lies about ourselves, others, and God. Being abused can mess with your mind. We begin believing the negative (untrue) things our abusers say about us. Then, without realizing it, we act on the lies we…

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…

Stop That Negative Self-Talk

Stop That Negative Self-Talk

Years ago, I went to a counselor because I was depressed. She had me try this exercise. For a period of time, (day, week), write down everything you say to yourself. This was an eye-opening exercise for me. Here are…

Change Just One Thing

Change Just One Thing

Many of us struggle with depression and/or anxiety. I have struggled with these myself on and off for years. Even though we have tried counseling and medication, we may still struggle. I am getting my master’s degree in counseling. This semester I…

Has Your Faith Hit a Wall?

Has Your Faith Hit a Wall?

In the theology course I took this summer, we studied the book The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith by Robert A. Guelich and Janet O. Hagberg.* In this book, the authors describe six stages that Christians might go through…

Should I Stay or Leave?

Should I Stay or Leave?

Should I stay with or leave my abusive partner? This is the agonizing question many of you are asking yourselves right now. No one can answer this question for you. There are many forces pushing you first to leave, then to…

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…

Help! I’m Getting Divorced, Now What?

Help! I’m Getting Divorced, Now What?

Are you facing a divorce? Perhaps you have finally gotten the courage to leave your abusive spouse. Or, your spouse cheated on you multiple times. Whatever the reason you are in this place, it sucks. I’ve been there. My divorce…

Why Do I Still Love My Abuser?

Why Do I Still Love My Abuser?

I speak to many abuse victims. They contact me to understand whether they really are being abused. They contact me to seek help in leaving their abusers. Some even contact me to ask me why they still love their abusers. This…