Mirror Mirror

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Do you envy people who had protective parents? I do. Then, I remind myself I don’t and will not ever know differently. Or will I? Father God tells me time and time again in his love letter written to us all that his love neverContinue reading “Mirror Mirror”

Mirror Mirror

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: How do you recognize the fog of dissociation? What is it speaking to you? When I chose to stand up and fight this enemy of incest, I knew the battle would not be an easy one. I stay true to that commitment even when itContinue reading “Mirror Mirror”

Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you influence?

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Who do you influence and who influences you? Coming from a lifestyle of trauma, I didn’t believe I influenced anybody. And, I didn’t believe anyone really influenced me. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The way I saw this fallen world was that there wereContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you influence?”

Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you blame?

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Who do you blame for the pain in your life? Pain is defined as “physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury.” Pain has a beginning. Does pain have an end? That’s an interesting question. I believe it does. Blame takes away accountability. JustContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you blame?”

Perishing in Despair

Childhood sexual abuse sucks the life from your bones. It lives under cover but it’s current is strong. The devastation it leaves in the children who are now grown is a brutal reality of what happened yesterday. You can run from it, but I guarantee you — you can’t hide. That is just the truthContinue reading “Perishing in Despair”

Mirror Mirror ~ Chasing Love

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Do you chase a love that is not returned to you? Year upon grueling year I chased love. The love of friendship. The love of men. The love of my parents. The love of my children. The love of my siblings. The list could goContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Chasing Love”

Mirror Mirror ~ Would you cultivate a relationship with your rapist?

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Would you cultivate a relationship with your rapist? Seems like a very unlikely relationship to cultivate, right? Maybe even absurd to ask. But I can tell you this — people who come through incest do it all the time! Struggling to keep cool under theContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Would you cultivate a relationship with your rapist?”

Mirror Mirror

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Where do you see yourself in your story? Do you see yourself as a collaborator with your abuser? Did you tell yourself that you wanted the abuse in some way? Do you tell yourself that the abuse felt good? Or do you see yourself asContinue reading “Mirror Mirror”

Mirror Mirror ~My Life is a Miracle~

Introspection — what better way to start a week. I shouldn’t be who I am. Oh, I still have struggles and from time to time and I still like to check out. But, mostly, I am present. In all of it. I am present with my memories. I hold them tenderly — even the ugliestContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~My Life is a Miracle~”

Mirror Mirror ~ How do we love one another? ~

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: How do you love one another? God is love. If you know him, you know love. It changes everything. They way we look at the world, the way we look at others, and the way we look at ourselves. I believe when we receive hisContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ How do we love one another? ~”

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