No one is immune, there is no vaccine, no pill, and no preventative measure that will render us untouchable by its grips. We all are susceptible to trauma and grief and we will (if we haven’t already) experience it at some point if not several times over a lifetime. Truth be told, there is no standard operating procedure by which we can follow to ensure a speedy recovery. Each individual will grieve in his/her own way but there is one universal truth: there are no shortcuts. No healing can take place by avoiding it or trying to go around it. We must go straight through the middle and trust me it’s difficult and painful. However, with the support of friends and family, God’s loving presence and possibly a professional counselor we are able to face our grief and begin healing. The road may be bumpy and we may not walk it with great confidence but that’s okay. Keep walking down that path and in time God will repair the broken pieces and you will be stronger, wiser, and more confident then you were before your world came crashing down on you. Healing is possible!!!!!
I remember reading this as a new Christian and thinking yeah maybe if you had parents that were honorable, but what if they were/are not honorable. What if you had parents that abused you, neglected you, or abandoned you?
I found myself wanting to love my husband and others well, but it seemed impossible to not keep track of wrongs. The keeping track was not intentional, but the wrongs left a mark that left me with caution. If my husband said something hurtful to me, regardless of his intention, I would be cautious about the way I interacted with him in the future especially around the topic or situation which I felt hurt over
If we don’t know what love is how are we going to determine if we are being loved and if we are loving others? In these scriptures we see where God has set some boundaries in place so we can distinguish between what love is and is not.
Every story I hear impacts me. The story of the woman who grew up in a wealthy home with a loving mother and father and good education impacted me as much as the story of the woman who experienced great physical and emotional abuse as a child
It was just one little lie, what’s the big deal. It’s just a little white lie. I have heard this more than once during a counseling session and even in everyday conversations. If I’m being honest, I’ve said this myself.
Every fast has been a different experience for me, but God has never failed to honor the sacrifice. He has blessed me every time exactly with what I needed when I needed it.
The longer I am married the more I learn about it. The younger me thought marriage was living together, sharing responsibilities, and being romantically involved. I gave little to no thought about what it means to be spiritually connected.
The enemy of our faith uses our secrets to wreak havoc on our peace. Once you confess (talk about it), you take the power away from the enemy.