What It Means for a Survivor to Trust God

What It Means for a Survivor to Trust God

Trusting God is believing that God is your heavenly Father and that He wants a relationship with you so that He can, love, bless, protect, guide and lead you into His plan for your life. For a Survivor this is particularly important because we yearn for someone good and powerful to help and heal us. Someone that we trust will not hurt us. This is difficult for many us because we have been hurt so badly and often by someone in a position of power that we don’t trust anyone.

How to Transform Your Relationships Using Clear Requests

How to Transform Your Relationships Using Clear Requests

Human beings are funny creatures. We crave interaction and relationship, yet often behave in ways that directly counter this need. The main thing that gets in the way of us authentically interacting and forming relationships with others is our need to look good! How many times have we been in a conversation, and we have no idea what the person is talking about? Yet we nod and agree as if we are also a scholar on Far Eastern spices. When we almost trip and fall on the sidewalk, our first response isn’t, “Thank goodness I didn’t get hurt,” but rather, “Did anyone see me fall?” More significantly, we are struggling through a divorce but refuse to tell any of our friends, because we don’t want them to think we are a failure.

Undoing the Lessons of Abuse

Undoing the Lessons of Abuse

There is a time in all of our lives when we have no concept of what deep pain is. Tragedy is oversleeping on Saturday morning and missing our favorite cartoon. We do not understand the frowns we see on all of the big people’s faces. We wonder what could be so bad that they yell, cry, and fight. Life feels light, carefree, innocent, or easy.