Welcome 2020

I've been grieving the past few weeks. The only thing is, I'm not even certain what I'm grieving. Am I "simply" missing my siblings? Am I grieving the things in my life I'm wishing I had, but don't? Am I grieving things to come? Am I "simply" having a small mental breakdown, or failing to…Read more Welcome 2020

Suffering for God’s Sake

In my thinking, Christians (in particular) often feel that any abuse experienced is a sign of faith, something we are required to experience and suffer through. There are even verses in the Bible (I use ESV for all quotes) that seem to uphold such a view. For example: Romans 5:3-5: 3 Not only that, but we rejoice…Read more Suffering for God’s Sake

A New Life Plan

Dec 26 is the anniversary of the day I left my abusive marriage. It's a bittersweet day. There is sorrow for the loss of the dreams and hopes of a lifelong marriage, it was the end of my "life plan". Mostly, it is a day of relief, of promised peace, and freedom from abuse for…Read more A New Life Plan