Shifting My Thinking on the Journey to Overcoming Emotional Damage

I had to learn to shift my thinking in this process of overcoming the damage caused by emotional abuse. There were a few rather large shifts that I had to make in order to make progress and there was a process to shifting my thinking! It didn’t just happen overnight.  Instead of trying to understand … Continue reading "Shifting My Thinking on the Journey to Overcoming Emotional Damage"

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Defining Spiritual Abuse and the Effect on us as Children

This is all part of spiritual abuse, church abuse and religious abuse. And all abuse does incredible damage to the self esteem and to the emotional health of children. leads to the destruction of self esteem and a fear of telling. This is spiritual abuse. This is the misuse of power. Church abuse and religious abuse are damaging to the person who is discounted and dismissed. This is not LOVE or grace. This spiritual abuse is NOT pleasing to God. How can it be?

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Evil Manipulative People and Emotional Damage

I had to learn to stop trying to understand evil manipulative people in favour of understanding what happened to me. It seemed easier to concentrate on the WHY questions about them, but I had to realize and acknowledge the damage and how it manifested in my belief system, so that I could overcome it. I had to do the opposite of what those pathetic adults did to me. I had to learn to consider myself.

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Re-Parenting, Dissociation and the Desire to Escape

As many of you know, I’ve recovered from dissociative identity disorder and I find it to be a strange feeling to be aware of wanting to dissociate, when for so many years, it was habitual ~ I just did it. Continuing with some of the conversation from the last post, see “Dissociative Identity ~ the … Continue reading "Re-Parenting, Dissociation and the Desire to Escape"

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Dysfunctional Family Teachings and the Fears of a Six Year Old

on the rocks Dysfunctional families are dysfunctional early on. We may not realize it early on though because we have no other frame of reference. When we look back at our lives, we are unaware of getting stuck in some of our childhood fears. I talked a bit about this in my last post ~ … Continue reading "Dysfunctional Family Teachings and the Fears of a Six Year Old"

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