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Where Faith & Depression Meet

The first time I met with “Jennifer” she told me she was struggling with severe depression. As usual, I spent our first counseling session gathering information about her past, and wasn’t surprised to learn that she had experienced sexual abuse at the hands of an older cousin from the time she was 8-years-old until she was 13. 791 more words

Daily Devotions

Just because..

Just because I’m smiling doesn’t mean I am not hurting inside

Just because I’m quiet doesn’t mean I have nothing to say

Just because I’m soft spoken doesn’t mean I can’t roar with the fierceness of lions… 57 more words


A Poem to My Rapist – Part 1

There’s nothing poetic about what he did to me, but what else could express these disturbed memories? When I started writing an account of what happened 13 years after the first rape, I found it easier to express my experiences in poetry. 212 more words


I went to see a Homeopath and left with a Book

In the spring of 2002 I started to genuinely recover from the rape I’d suffered in the spring of 2001.  I had digestive problems and the GP struggled to be helpful so I went to see a homeopath. 333 more words

Healing From Abuse

Child Therapy and Cleaning up after Messy Play

A while ago my daughter was displaying behaviours very unlike herself and I paid privately for her to go to see a play therapist. My little girl was bottling things up and regularly cried for 1-1.5 hours at a time and could no longer verbalise what was wrong.   331 more words

Emotional Abuse

Do you still like me now I’m well?

I ended up asking my lovely partner Chris on the phone tonight whether he still liked me now that I was healthy after my operation.  He was utterly perplexed by my question. 240 more words


10 Truths About What Our Household is Really Like

There are 3 of us: me, my son and my daughter who are both junior school age. We’re a great trio. We have a house with 3 bedrooms, I’m good at making meals for 3, and we have plenty of games that involve all 3 of us. 317 more words

Emotional Abuse