My mom knew that my dad was a pervert with a violent temper who never apologized for anything. She thought that if she submitted to him and was a good … Continue reading 2 Lies that Enable Abuse in the Church
Circling the rubble of Harvey Weinstein’s imploded reputation are an assortment of buzzardly lies and rumors. Some people don’t understand the motivations of an abuser. Others don’t understand why abuse … Continue reading Harvey Weinstein: Why Did No One Speak Up?
Happy Valentine’s Day!!! 50 Shades of Grey is out!!! (That was said with seething sarcasm.) Many people have been very vocal about the morality of a movie that glorifies an … Continue reading 50 Shades of Morally Non Grey Area
As someone whose memories of child abuse, domestic violence, hurtful words, and emotional abuse overwhelm the happy memories of childhood, holidays are usually tinged with sadness and anger. I should … Continue reading Father’s Day & Sad Memories of Child Abuse
This is the first in a series of blogs about forgiveness. For a rough overview of talking points I’ll be covering, check out my “preface” blog to this series: The … Continue reading Killing The Lies: What Is Forgiveness, Really?
I consider myself an expert on forgiveness. Seriously, anyone over the age of 20 who isn’t festering in bitterness is probably an expert on forgiveness. But forgiveness is still hard. Especially when we’re confronted with issues such as domestic violence, adultery, lies, betrayal, or theft. It’s hard to forgive people, especially friends and family, for taking advantage of our trust in them.
There are countless “life coaches” and positive thinkers out there today who would have you believe that if you think enough positive thoughts, and are determined to be happy, you … Continue reading Why Positive Thinking Can’t Change Your Life … And What Can