Who are you?: Identity after Trauma

Who are you? Identity after Trauma Life takes each of us through natural significant developmental stages of transitions (infancy, toddler, childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, retirement, etc.). Each of these transitional stages requires us to develop a new part of our identity. This can be complicated by a plethora of decisions [...]

By |2019-11-05T16:38:39-06:00July 28th, 2019|Anxiety, Identity|0 Comments

The Traumatized Brain: Why Trauma Causes Triggers

The Traumatized Brain: Why Trauma Causes Triggers   Life happens to all of us. Throughout scripture we see where we are guaranteed to face trials, tribulations, and persecutions. Knowing this only serves to normalize our experiences, it does not prepare us for unexpected life experiences and it does not prevent [...]

By |2019-11-05T17:42:49-06:00September 26th, 2018|Trauma|1 Comment

Childhood Abuse Awareness: The Impact Childhood has on Adulthood

The experience of childhood abuse is far reaching. The United States is ranked as one of the leading industrialized nations for childhood abuse with nearly 700,000 children having reported abuse each year. Abuse can occur in many forms including physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, and neglect. Those who experience childhood abuse [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:44:12-06:00April 6th, 2017|Abuse, Trauma|1 Comment

The Broken Path

No parents are perfect, but sometimes parents are painfully imperfect. Sometimes parents directly instill fear, neglect, lovelessness, worthlessness, rejection, self-hate, abandonment, and anger that children live with. When these hurting children grow up to be adults they struggle. The challenges we face in childhood become the struggles of our adulthood. [...]

By |2019-11-06T20:57:41-06:00November 21st, 2016|Christian Counseling|3 Comments

Domestic Violence: Checkmate

Domestic Violence. When you read these words, what comes to your mind? Television portrayals? Hollywood reenactments? …media has downplayed, glamorized and even glorified domestic violence ultimately creating a dangerous misunderstanding of the deadly reality of domestic abuse. Most people are not aware of the array of severity that classifies as [...]

By |2019-11-08T20:50:47-06:00March 5th, 2016|Abuse|0 Comments