Tag Archives: Childhood trauma

Son of a prostitute

The layers of hurt, trauma, and pain are set in motion long before Jephthah had any control over his life. Continue reading

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Victimhood, vindictiveness, and vengeance

Encouraging them to see things differently is not easy when these emotions become a grid through which they read life and other people. Continue reading

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Children feel helpless and hopeless when…

When children lose their sense of safety and security. Continue reading

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Looking back to move ahead

Are you equipped to walk with others through deep issues? Continue reading

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The painful cycles of self-hatred

Part of the complexity of self-hatred is that it rarely exists alone. It has cousins who keep close company. Continue reading

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Unresolved, pushed around, and burdened?

Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest… Continue reading

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A strong and accessible hope

As helplessness and hopelessness become dominant feelings the pain is sure to be multiplied to future generations.  Continue reading

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I tried to look normal on the outside

I especially had to conquer childhood fears. Being rejected and imperfect is my ultimate fear. I grew up with an unhealthy and unrealistic belief that I needed to be flawless to be loved. Continue reading

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Pick one line and share it

Some key lines from “The 18-Year Factor” by Steve Cornell ● Attachments to a painful past make it difficult to do well in the present. ● The narrow lens of yesterday’s loss doesn’t have to control the way you see … Continue reading

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Regrets and Bad memories

No matter the cause of your pain or who caused it, the healing process has common stages. Continue reading

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