Advocacy and Awareness:
~Patricia Singleton submitted Cyrus Webb Interview Link at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker
Patricia: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Cyrus Webb interviewed me on the topic of "Should Love Ever Hurt?"
~Lois M Brenner submitted The Effects of Divorce on Children
Lois: Couples often get caught up in their own anger, drama, the messy divorce process, the desire for revenge and the division of property and finances. But, who is looking out for the children and what are the effects of divorce on children?
~Chrysalis submitted Father's Day Phone Call at Dialectic Dichotomy
Does feeling guilt when your abuser's feelings were hurt indicate that you deserved the abuse? NO! Chrysalis is such a great example of how to be a compassionate person with a loving heart, but still protect yourself and make strong choices.
~Leslie submitted Forgiveness is NOT a Magic Bullet at Leslie's Illusions
Leslie: Every where I turn i.e. religious and secular sources, web sites, books, people...it feels like everyone is telling me to forgive as if that is a magic bullet that will make me feel better. This post is what I would like THEM to understand.
~Splinteredones submitted What Kids Think at Splinteredones's Blog
Splinteredones: It doesn't go away just because it stopped.
Healing and Therapy:
~Angel submitted God Whispers at Angel Believes
Angel: God whispers to the spirit within us, feeding it when we cannot stand any longer. Breathing life into it and keeping us on our feet and in His hands. God whispers His love, God whispers in our ear that we will stand one day on the other side of this and know deep down only He could bring us through.
~Patricia Singleton submitted Dear Family Member - Notification About Incest Happening in Family at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker
Patricia: At one point in my counseling, I decided to write a letter to my dad's family of origin telling them why I would not take care of him. I needed to do this to set boundaries with them and him.
~Marj aka Thriver submitted Going Through the Memories at Survivors Can Thrive
I'm submitting this post for the carnival because it was a healing topic that a reader requested I write about. And it seemed to be helpful for other readers as well.
~Dr. Kathleen Young submitted Overcoming Shame Through Connection at Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma in Chicago
A good reminder that having connections, opening ourselves up to other people makes it easier to release the shame and move forward in healing.
~Shades of Ivory submitted Waking Up at Shades of Ivory
A realization that saying the truth about an abusive childhood won't cause the sky to fall is perspective changing and life changing. It is like waking up.
~Mike McBride submitted Emotional Abuse at Child Abuse Survivor
A powerful and enlightening look at emotional abuse and how it continues to effect us years later.
~Blue Morpho submitted Poetry, Halloween, and Healing at Adventures in Anxiety Land
~Rick Belden submitted Out of Body at Poetry, Dreams and the Body
~AM White submitted Cycles of Abuse at From Survivor to Thriver
This is such a story of courage. Being aware of the cycle of abuse in her family, and making the intentional decision that it would stop with her.
~Patricia Singleton submitted Just A Mom at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker
Patricia: My mother was not the mother that I needed her to be when I was a child and being sexually abuse by my dad.
~Donna submitted I Will Not Be Silent by April Maley at Allergy Kid Mom
A review of a survivor's book that puts a human face on the problems that go with abuse and addiction.