Accepting God’s Challenge for the Greater Good

I have been writing my life story for years....the abuse, the trauma, life on the streets and my total commitment to my God during it all.  People would often ask me how I keep my faith, how do I keep rolling with the punches?  While writing my story I wanted to paint a picture to … Continue reading Accepting God’s Challenge for the Greater Good

Getting Rid of Trauma…One Chatchke at a Time

The Nasties have taken over our house and not one of us has had more then 12 hours of peace within our body since we came back from Disney.  So, besides cleaning up puke, disinfecting and making boat loads of chicken noodle soup I have been weeding through the junk in our house.  Even though … Continue reading Getting Rid of Trauma…One Chatchke at a Time

Creating Safety for Your Spouse to Recover Too

The very first thing that my Husband did for me after all the secrets were out on the table was to create safety.  It was natural to him thankfully and after we started therapy just a few weeks later we realized we were already doing some of the things that they were suggesting.  So, how … Continue reading Creating Safety for Your Spouse to Recover Too

Today’s Trigger brought to You by Sex Addiction……..

How does a Trigger feel?  Well, I can tell you because I'm in the middle of one right now!!!  I'm so upset and angry at myself, at the world and everything in between.  Today my Husband was supposed to do something with our kids.  And the two youngest had no desire to do so.  Our … Continue reading Today’s Trigger brought to You by Sex Addiction……..

Tending to My Garden……

Last night I went to our Christian 12 step meeting.....Celebrate Recovery.  We have been going for a few months now, and honestly I've been pretty quiet during the share time.  I long for the first hour of the meeting each week because it's worship singing, scripture reading and every week they rotate between someone sharing … Continue reading Tending to My Garden……

The Deep and then the Deeper

What have I been up to lately?  Well, coming back from a 10 day vacation almost makes me feel like I need another vacation from my vacation.  I've come down with an awful deep cough.  It's so deep I pee myself almost every time I cough.....I'm literally writing this in the bathroom, because I'm giving … Continue reading The Deep and then the Deeper

The Perfect Storm for Addiction

What did you do when you were a little kid and was sad, scared, hurt, overwhelmed, confused, embarrassed or ashamed?  I ate and cut myself and my Husband watched porn and masturbated.  It's crazy to think back and really look at what you did as a child for comfort.  I had a crazy childhood filled … Continue reading The Perfect Storm for Addiction